Fran Grace

Fran Grace
Professor of Religious Studies and Steward of the Meditation Room

Fran Grace, a professor of religious studies at the University of Redlands, is available to discuss a variety of religious and spiritual topics, including the benefits of meditation.

Grace can discuss meditation therapy, religious education, religion in government, religion in society, mysticism and the modern mystic David R. Hawkins. Additionally, she can offer insight into meditation and healing, alternative healing practices and the power of love to heal.

She serves as steward of the university’s Meditation Room, a facility that provides space for certain academic courses and community meditation classes, and a quiet refuge for anyone who seeks tranquility. She is an expert on the use of meditation in the classroom.

Grace earned a doctorate in American religious history and she has three master’s degrees: a master of theology in the history of Christianity, a master of arts in government and a master of divinity.

Additionally, she is the author of a comprehensive biography of religious activist Carry A. Nation.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Spirituality
  • Meditation
  • Contemplative practice
  • Mystics and mysticism
  • Compassion
  • Meditation and healing
  • Modern mystics
  • Meditation in the classroom
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Enlightenment
  • Spiritual development

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