Hebraic Thought Project

The Hebraic Thought Project (HTP) is three-year initiative to build a new community of thinkers and practitioners around the core elements of the Judeo-Christian tradition in order to reinvigorate Western social and political thought from its biblical sources. We believe that mining the Hebraic tradition – the intellectual and spiritual patrimony of ancient Israel and its historical heirs – can help bring fresh answers to the pressing questions of society, economy, and politics that we face in the twenty-first century.

Many thinkers across Europe and America seek to revive Western civilization by returning to its Greco-Roman, Early Modern, and Enlightenment sources. Often this work takes place without any reference to the rich body of texts and ideas that emerged from the Hebraic world. While some admit the importance of the Judeo-Christian tradition, they rarely highlight the “Judeo” as much as they do the “Christian.”

The HTP recruits Christian leaders from five unique fields of thought – faith and reason, economics and human flourishing, war and peace, nations and minorities, and politics and law – and brings them into immersive contact with the Hebraic tradition through 10-day study trips in Israel. The result is an ever-growing learning community that straddles a number of fields and institutions and serves to catalyze a new generation of scholarship and public discourse informed by the much-neglected insights passed down from our cultural and spiritual forebears.