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Henry Luce III Fellows
    in Theology
Recent Grants
Selected Project Profiles
Established in 1993, the program of the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology supports the research of junior and senior scholars whose projects offer significant and innovative contributions to theological studies. The program seeks to foster excellence in theological scholarship, and to strengthen the links among theological research, churches, and wider publics.

The program is administered by the Association of Theological Schools, the accrediting and program agency for graduate theological education in the United States and Canada. Its 235 member institutions are Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant schools of theology, including freestanding seminaries and university-related divinity schools.

Full-time faculty members at ATS-accredited and candidate schools are eligible to apply. Each fellowship provides up to $75,000 of salary replacement and research funds during a sabbatical year. Applications must be received in the office of the Association of Theological Schools by the first Wednesday in December of each calendar year.

Guidelines for Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology can be found at the Association for Theological Schools’ website (www.ats.edu). To request an application, please email your name, ATS school name, and preferred email address to grants@ats.edu. For additional information about this competitive program, please contact its administrator, Dr. Stephen Graham (phone: 412-788-6505, ext. 251, email: graham@ats.edu).

Since the program's inception, 142 faculty members in ATS schools have been named Luce Fellows. The three most recently selected groups are named below.

2014-2015 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

Euan K. Cameron
Union Theological Seminary
The Biblical View of World History 1250-1750: Rise, Refinement, and Decline

Peter J. Casarella
University of Notre Dame
God of the People: A Latino/a Theology

Melanie C. Ross
Yale University Divinity School
Varieties of Evangelical Worship: An American Mosaic

Douglas A. Sweeney
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Edwards the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment

Norman R. Wirzba
Duke University Divinity School
A Human Place in the World: The Meaning of Creation, Creatureliness, and Creativity

Christine Roy Yoder
Columbia Theological Seminary
Contours of Desire in Israelite Wisdom Literature

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2013-2014 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

Yury P. Avvakumov
University of Notre Dame
Latin West and Byzantine East in the Twelfth Century: Christians, Churches, and Theologies between 1054 and 1204

Pamela D. Couture
Emmanuel College of Victoria University
“Where’s the Peace to Keep?” Local Religious Peacebuilding by Luba Methodists during the War in Congo, 1996-2008

William Joseph Danaher, Jr.
Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario
Witnesses, Confessions, Archives: The Ethics of Transitional Justice

Steffen Ralf Lösel
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Theologia Cantans: Mozart on God, Church, and Humanity

Laura Salah Nasrallah
Harvard University Divinity School
Archaeology and the Letters of Paul

Philip L. Reynolds
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
A Study in Mystical Theology

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2012-2013 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

Curtis Junius Evans
University of Chicago Divinity School
The Federal Council of Churches and Race Relations: An American Experiment

Paul J. Griffiths
Duke University Divinity School
The End: An Eschatological Assay

Karen L. King
Harvard University Divinity School
Martyrdom and its Discontents: An Historical Essay on Rethinking Religion and Violence in the Formation of Christianity

Richard Lischer
Duke University Divinity School
Telling Lives: Christian Autobiography and Memoir

Amy Plantinga Pauw
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Wisdom Ecclesiology

Amos Yong
Regent University School of Divinity
The Renewal of Christian Theology: Systematic & Dogmatic Reconsiderations for a Global Christianity

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2011-2012 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

Khaled Emmanuel Anatolios
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Deification Through the Cross: An Eastern Christian Soteriology

John P. Burgess
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Orthodoxy and National Identity in Post-Soviet Russia: Lessons from Patriarch Kirill’s Program of Votserkovlenie

Charles E. Hill
Reformed Theological Seminary
“Many Antichrists Have Come”: Dissent and the Beginnings of the Johannine Corpus

Mark D. Jordan
Harvard University Divinity School
Incarnation, Sacrament, and Christian Character in Aquinas

Paul Chang-Ha Lim
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
God’s Problems: Revelations, Strange Providences, and the Religious “Other” in Enlightenment England

Sandra M. Schneiders
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Risen Jesus, Cosmic Christ: Biblical Spirituality in the Gospel of John

Chloë F. Starr
Yale University Divinity School
Chinese Intellectual Christianity

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2010-2011 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

John R. Bowlin
Princeton Theological Seminary
Counting Virtues: The Difference that Transcendence Makes

Francis Xavier Clooney
Harvard University Divinity School
When God is Absent: Toward a Theo-Dramatic Reading of Religious Diversity

Linda A. Mercadante
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Unfettered Belief, Untethered Practice: Thinking Theologically about "Spiritual but not Religious"

Mary Clark Moschella
Wesley Theological Seminary
Anatomy of Joy: A Pastoral Theological Call for Joy in the Ministry and in Life

Carol A. Newsom
Candler School of Theology of Emory University
Constructions of Good and Evil in Biblical and Early Postbiblical Literature

Kathryn Tanner
University of Chicago Divinity School
Grace and Gambling

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2009-2010 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

J. Matthew Ashley
Associate Professor of Theology/Director of Graduate Studies, University of Notre Dame Department of Theological Studies
Telling the Universe Story/ies: Christian Theology and Scientific Narratives of Origin

Randall Charles Bailey
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Hebrew Bible, Interdenominational Theological Center
Being on the Same Page: A Biblical Model for Promoting Dialogue among Differing Theologies

S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Newton Theological School
No Handle on the Cross: Muslim and Buddhist Insights on Atonement

Mia M. Mochizuki
Assistant Professor and Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley/Graduate Theological Union
The Netherlandish Print Abroad, 1543-1639: Art, Religion and Economics in the Early Modern World

Barbara R. Rossing
Professor of New Testament, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Nor Any Scorching Heat: Apocalypse, Ecology and the Crisis of Global Warming

Grant Wacker
Professor of Christian History, Duke University Divinity School
Billy Graham’s America

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