Established in 1995 at Yale University, the Rivendell Institute seeks to examine and advance the contribution of a Christian vision of life to human flourishing and the common good within the academy and contemporary culture.

Our three main areas of work include Research Initiatives that explore the intersection of faith, contemporary scholarship, public policy, and the arts; Mentoring Programs that offer spiritual formation opportunities for Yale graduate students and faculty; and the Faculty Roundtable.

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The Rivendell Institute is not licensed or endorsed by, and has no business associations with the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate and/or The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises (SZC).