Research Spotlight: The Flame of Love Project
The Flame of Love Project is a three-year effort funded by the John Templeton Foundation that provides the scientific and theological foundations for an interdisciplinary study of Godly Love. Godly Love is defined as the dynamic interaction between divine and human love that enlivens and expands benevolence. A social scientific model has been developed by the project co-directors Matthew T. Lee, Margaret M. Poloma and Stephen G. Post and eight other interdisciplinary team members. This model of Godly Love is being tested and modified through qualitative interviews and a national survey. It is also being used and refined through the research conducted by five other social scientist-theologian teams on an array of specific topics. For more details see www.godlyloveproject.org.