13 April 2008

Howard W. Hunter Foundation at the Claremont University

Claremont University's School of Religion has launched a major Mormon studies program: the first of its kind outside of Utah.  

Claremont, east of Los Angeles, is a highly ranked educational institution dedicated to the liberal arts.  The School of Religion at Claremont is the top theological school outside the Ivy League (dominated by Divinity schools at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton).  

Claremont has graduated many Mormon students, taught numerous Mormon Studies classes, and held many conferences on the topic.  Now Claremont will have a research institute with endowed professorships, etc.  The Howard W. Hunter Foundation is in charge of obtaining the funds necessary to establish the school's new Mormon Studies program.

Quite exciting!

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