The Vanderbilt Synesis began in the fall of 2015 when a group of students felt called to bring Christian thought to Vanderbilt’s campus as member journals of the Augustine Collective have done at other colleges and universities. They sought to write multidisciplinary articles that integrated faith and reason to demonstrate how the Christian faith can inform intellectual thought. With the help and resources of university faculty and ministries, they published the journal’s first issue in the spring of 2016 and intend to publish one issue every semester and to engage students across campus in thinking about the gospel as relevant to their academic exploration. Below is a picture of the founding members and faculty that spearheaded the organization of Vanderbilt Synesis.  

History of the Vanderbilt Synesis