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William P. Brown Awarded Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology


Decatur, GA.— William P. Brown, professor of Old Testament, has been awarded a Henry Luce III Fellowship by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and The Henry Luce Foundation He is one of seven scholars to receive the fellowship in theology for 2007-2008. Selected on the strength of his proposal to conduct creative and innovative theological research, Brown will spend a full year researching and preparing a manuscript on his proposed topic. Brown’s topic is The Seven Ways of Creation: A Field Guide to the Ancient Cosmologies of Scripture for a Scientific Age. His objective is to engage the creation traditions of scripture with the natural sciences, with the intention of discerning anew their distinctly theological and ethical import for contemporary readers. More broadly, this study will investigate how biblical theology and scientific understanding can be viewed as interrelated yet distinct domains. The 2007-2008 Luce Fellows are the fourteenth class of scholars to be appointed since the inception of the program in 1993, bringing the total number of recipients to 98. The program is supported by a grant established in 1936 by the late Henry R. Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc. The Association of Theological Schools, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is an organization responsible for accrediting more than 250 graduate-level theological schools, among them Columbia Theological Seminary. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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