Divinity Faculty Win Accolades
Faculty of the Divinity School have recently been named recipients of prestigious awards and fellowships.
Margaret M. Mitchell wins a Guggenheim
Margaret M. Mitchell, Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School, has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in the Humanities. The award, a powerful recognition of her work, supports her project to translate twenty-five of the late antique homilies of John Chrysostom (c. 349-407), as part of the series Writings from the Greco-Roman World (published by the Society of Biblical Literature and Brill). Read more here.
Katherine Tanner named 2010 - 2011 Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology
Katherine Tanner, Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Theology in the Divinity School, has been named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology. 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. Tanner's project will focus on the topic Grace and Gambling.
Jeffrey Stackert receives a Templeton Award
Jeffrey Stackert, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School, has been granted a Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his publication Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007). This book engages the conflicting iterations of divinely revealed law in the Torah and seeks to demonstrate the nature of and motivation for interpretive revision in these differing corpora. The book argues that the competition between pentateuchal authors paradoxically motivates both their radical religious innovation and their fundamental conservatism.