Past Fellows

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The following faculty and graduate scholars have received SARTS Luce Fellowships:

2012-2013

Faculty

Lisa DiFranza, Columbia College
The Living News: Shelter

Virginia Wiles, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
A Habit of Surprise: Comedy as a Strategy for Interpreting Scripture

Students

Paul Ryan Bonfiglio, Emory University
Reading Images, Seeing Texts: The Role of Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking in Ancient Israelite Religion

Ada Focer, Boston University
motive Magazine Recovery and Promotion Project

Michael Brandon McCormack, Vanderbilt University
The Art of Prophesying: The Prophetic Tradition, Hip Hop Aesthetics, and the Cultural Production of The Cornell West Theory

 


 

2011-2012

Faculty

Rev. Michael Patella, OSB
Word and Image: The Hermeneutics of the Saint John's Bible

Students

Elise Edwards
Designers as Agents: Theological Interpretations of Architecture’s Ethical Task

Jennifer Awes Freeman
The Opus Caroli Regis and Medieval Western Theology of the Image



2010-201
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Faculty

Sara M. Patterson
"A Gimme Mountain": Religious Expression and Experience at Salvation Mountain

 


 

2009-2010

Faculty

Laurie Cassidy
Regarding the Pain of Others: Christian Social Ethics and Viewing Photographs of Suffering Human Beings

Kimberly J. Vrudny
30 Years / 30 Lives: Documenting a Pandemic

Students

Horace D. Ballard, Jr.
Performing the "Jew": Religious Others in the Theatre of Victor Sejour

Erica E. Kierulf
Doing the Unexpected: A Womanist Critique of Kara Walker's Black Paper Silhouettes

Sophia Rose Shafi
Shish Mahal: The Question of Mirror Mosaics in Iranian Shi'a Shrines



 

2008-2009

Faculty

Paul J. Huh, Columbia Theological Seminary
Faith Expression through the art of Chinese Calligraphy in the Korean Church

Students

Jane Huber, Union Theological Seminary
Keeping Time: Sung Gospels and Moving Images - The Theology and Art of Medieval Ritual in Contemporary Practice

Hollis Anne Mitchem, Graduate Theological Union
Franciscan Imagery of Comversion in Mexico's Sierra Gorda


 

2007-2008

Faculty

Colleen Carpenter,  University of St. Catherine’s
Surely the Woods are God's Tabernacle: Emily Carr, Ecotheology, and the Arts

Scott Robinson, Eastern University
Eastern Faith, Western Worship: Music in the Indian Churches of Greater Philadelphia

Students

Kathleen Turner, Yale Divinity School
Liturgical Dance and Theology

Allen Terrell, Fuller Theological Seminary
Contemporary Postmodern Abstract Art in the Emerging Churches

 


 

2006-2007

Faculty

Maureen O’Connell, Fordham University
Art for Building the City of God: Community Murals, Theology, and Social Transformation

Steffen Loesel, Emory Univeristy
A Theologian among the Composers: Mozart on Divine Love, Judgment and Retribution

Students

Rebecca Davis, Graduate Theological Union
Picturing Paradise: Textiles from the Peruvian Women of the Pamplona Alta as Visions of Faith and Hope

David Friend, Graduate Theological Union
A Protestant Path: Tracing Reform and Religious Architecture in the 16th and 17th Centuries