Martha Moore-Keish Receives Lilly Grant
THE ASSOCIATION OF THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS (ATS) has awarded a Lilly Theological Scholars Grant to Martha Moore-Keish, assistant professor of theology. Her project is titled Eucharist and Puja: Exploring Eucharistic Theology and the Practice in South India.
Moore-Keish’s project recognizes America’s shifting religious scene and U.S. churches’ strong interest in sacramental renewal. She will explore the complex relationships between Eucharist and culture in new ways and plans to visit south India to investigate Eucharistic theology and practice there.
Her research will include reading theological works not readily available outside of South Asia, and will focus on observing and engaging in Eucharistic practices, as well as talking with contemporary Indian Christian scholars about Eucharistic practice and reflection. She says that she hopes to bring back fresh perspectives on the cultural and sacramental questions that face U.S. Christians today.
Moore-Keish is one of 25 recipients of a Lilly Theological Scholars Grant for 2008-2009. The grant program is supported by the Lilly Endowment Inc. This is the eleventh year ATS has awarded the grants.