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The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program

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 more than 270 member institutions are Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant schools of theology, including freestanding seminaries and university-related divinity schools.

With the 2017-18 class of Fellows and the Luce Fellows Conference in the fall of 2018, the program will come to a conclusion.

Since the program's inception, 148 faculty members in ATS schools have been named Luce Fellows. The most recently selected groups are named below.


2017-2018 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

Paul M. Blowers
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan
Visions and Faces of the Tragic in Early Christian Literature and Imagination

Luke Bretherton
Duke University Divinity School
A Constructive Theology of Conversion

Emmanuel Katongole
University of Notre Dame
Who Are My People: Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Sub-Saharan Africa

Catherine Keller
Drew University Theological School
Apocalypse After All? Planetary Crisis, Christian Hope

Marcia Y. Riggs
Columbia Theological Seminary
Envisioning and Practicing Beloved Community in the 21st Century

J. Bradley Wigger
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
The Religious Imagination of Children

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2016-2017 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

Klaus-Peter Adam
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Love Your Neighbor! Private Hatred and Public Violence

Gill Goulding, CJ
Regis College
Configured to Christ: The Dynamic Effect of Mercy on the Mission of the Church

Judith H. Newman
Emmanuel College of Victoria University and Toronto School of Theology
Accessing Eternity: Transforming Time through Blessing in Early Judaism

Dana L. Robert
Boston University School of Theology
Transnational Friendships and Fellowship in the Making of World Christianity

Patrick T. Smith
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Hospice Palliative Care and Christian Ethics

David VanDrunen
Westminster Theological Seminary in California
Natural Law & Social Order: Justice, Commerce, and Community under Noah’s Rainbow

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2015-2016 Henry Luce III Theology Fellows

J. Kameron Carter
Duke University Divinity School
On Christianity's Postracial Blues

Michael J. Gorman
St. Mary's Seminary and University
Missional Theosis in the New Testament

Xi Lian
Duke University Divinity School
The Theological Politics of Lone Dissent: Lin Zhao's Christian Journey in Mao's China

John S. McClure
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Speaking Together and with God: Liturgy, Preaching, and Communicative Ethics

Willemien Otten
University of Chicago Divinity School
Natura Educans: The Psychology of Pantheism from Eriugena to Emerson

Stephanie Paulsell
Harvard University Divinity School
Lost in the Mystery of God

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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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