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Winners of the John Templeton / Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise 2007-2019

The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise
The John Templeton Award of Theological Promise


The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise Winners 2019


Allen, Garrick V.

Current Position: Associate Professor in New Testament Studies in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University in the Republic of Ireland.

E-Mail: garrick.allen@dcu.ie

Award-Winning Publication: The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).


Brodersen, Alma

Current Position: Dr. Alma Brodersen is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in Theology (Old Testament) at the University of Bern (Switzerland). 

E-Mail: Alma.Brodersen@theol.unibe.ch

Award-Winning Publication: The End of the Psalter. Psalms 146-150 in the Masoretic Text, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Septuagint (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017).


Christoffersen, Mikkel Gabriel

Current Position: Dr. Mikkel Gabriel Christoffersen is employed at the Faculty of Theology in Copenhagen, working on a postdoc project funded by the Carlsberg foundation. 

E-Mail: mch@teol.ku.dk

Award-Winning Publication: Living with Risk and Danger: Studies in Interdisciplinary Systematic Theology (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019).


Heim, Erin 

Current Position: Dr. Erin Heim is Tutor in Biblical Studies at Wycliffe Hall where she primarily teaches New Testament. 

E-Mail: Erin.heim@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Adoption in Galatians and Romans: Contemporary Metaphor Theories and the Pauline Huiothesia Metaphors (Leiden: Brill, 2017).


Krause, Katharina

Current Position: Senior Lecturer (Wissenschaftliche Assistentin) for Practical Theology at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 

E-Mail: katharina.krause@uni-tuebingen.de

Award-Winning Publication: Bekehrungsfrömmigkeit. Historische und kultursoziologische Perspektiven auf eine Gestalt gelebter Religion. Praktische Theologie in Geschichte und Gegenwart 23 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018).


​McGlothlin, Thomas

Current Position: Teacher at the Christian Academy in Japan 

E-Mail: tmcglothlin@caj.ac.jp

Award-Winning Publication: Resurrection as Salvation: Development and Conflict in Pre-Nicene Paulinism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).


​Motia, Michael

Current Position: Lecturer in Religion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.  

E-Mail: michael.motia@umb.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Mimetic Life: Imitation and Infinity in Gregory of Nyssa (forthcoming).


Rüggemeier, Jan

Current Position: Dr. Rüggemeier is currently Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Bern and at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

E-Mail: jan.rueggemeier@uzh.ch (Zurich) or jan.rueggemeier@theol.unibe.ch (Bern)

Award-Winning Publication: Poetik der markinischen Christologie. Eine kognitiv-narratologische Exegese (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017).


Stewart, Anne

Current Position: Vice President for External Relations at Princeton Theological Seminary 

E-Mail: anne.stewart@ptsem.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Poetic Ethics in Proverbs: Wisdom Literature and the Shaping of the Moral Self (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).


Teubner, Jonathan

Current Position: Dr. Jonathan D. Teubner is Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University.  

E-Mail:  jdt3f@virginia.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).



The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise Winners 2017


Kattan Gribetz, Sarit

Current Position: Assistant Professor in the Theology Department at Fordham University.

E-Mail: skattangribetz@fordham.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Conceptions of Time and Rhythms of Daily Life in Rabbinic Literature, 200-600 C.E. (Ph.D. diss, Princeton University, 2013).


Hankins, Davis

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University (Boone, NC); and faculty affiliate in the Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies program and in the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program.

E-Mail: davis.hankins@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence (Diaeresis. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2015).


Hong, Liang

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Systematical Theology at China Graduate School of Theology (Hong Kong); Adjunct Research Fellow at Institut for Religion and Legal Studies (IRLS), China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing).

E-Mail: liang.hong@cgst.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Leben vor den letzten Dingen. Die Dostojewski-Rezeption im frühen Werk von Karl Barth und Eduard Thurneysen (1915-1923), (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht; Neukirchener, 2016).


König, Katrin

Current Position: Research and Teaching Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Department of Protestant Theology at the University of Tübingen.

E-Mail: katrin_koenig@protonmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: Begnadete Freiheit. Anselm von Canterburys Freiheitstheorie (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016).


Lang, T.J.

Current Position: Lecturer in New Testament at the University of St Andrews (St Mary's College, School of Divinity).

E-Mail: tjl5@st-andrews.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Mystery and the Making of a Christian Historical Consciousness: From Paul to the Second Century (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2015).


Newsome Martin, Jennifer

Current Position: Assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books) with a concurrent appointment in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

E-Mail: Jennifer.N.Martin.225@nd.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).


Mroczek, Eva

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis.

E-Mail: emroczek@ucdavis.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).


Nagel, Svenja

Current Position: Freelance research associate (Freie Mitarbeiterin) in the Department of Egyptology of Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, and Associate Member of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: The Dynamics of Transculturality” of the University of Heidelberg (project MC 10 “The Magic of Transculturality”).

E-Mail: nagel@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Die Ausbreitung des Isiskultes im Römischen Reich: Tradition und Transformation auf dem Weg von Ägypten nach Rom. Eine Untersuchung zur Entwicklung des Isiskultes im griechisch-römischen Ägypten und zu seiner Adaption in Rom und dem westlichen Mittelmeerraum, (Diss. Univ. Heidelberg 2015; Wiesbaden: Philippika, forthcoming).


Qu, Xutong

Current Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University in Beijing.

E-Mail: quxutong@bnu.edu.cn

Award-Winning Publication: Barth und Goethe: Die Goethe-Rezeption Karl Barths, 1906 - 1921 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verl.-Ges., 2014).


Tappenden, Frederick

Current Position: Faculty Lecturer at McGill University.

E-Mail: frederick.tappenden@mcgill.ca

Award-Winning Publication: Resurrection in Paul: Cognition, Metaphor, and Transformation (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016).


The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise Winners 2016


Ammann, Sonja

Current Position: Research and Teaching Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) in Hebrew Bible, Humboldt University Berlin

E-Mail: sonja.ammann@hu-berlin.de

Award-Winning Publication: Götter für die Toren. Die Verbindung von Götterpolemik und Weisheit im Alten Testament (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2015).

Breed, Brennan

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, USA.

E-Mail: breedb@ctsnet.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History (Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2014).

Brown, Kenneth

Current Position: Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the Department of Protestant Theology at Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz.

E-Mail: kenbrown@uni-mainz.de

Award-Winning Publication: The Vision in Job 4 and Its Role in the Book: Reframing the Development of the Joban Dialogues (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015).


Coyne, Ryan

Current Position: Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

E-Mail: rcoyne@uchicago.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Heidegger’s Confessions: The Remains of Saint Augustine in Being and Time and Beyond (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Decosimo, David

Current Position: Assistant Professor at Boston University in the School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religious Studies.

E-Mail: jddecosimo@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: Ethics as a Work of Charity: Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014).

Friesen, Courtney

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona (Tucson).

E-Mail: friesen@email.arizona.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Reading Dionysus: Euripides’ Bacchae and the Cultural Contestations of Greeks, Jews, Romans, and Christians (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015).

Joseph, Alison

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Ancient Judaism at Towson University, Towson, MD USA.

E-Mail: alison_joseph@yahoo.com

Award-Winning Publication: Portrait of the Kings: The Davidic Prototype in Deuteronomistic Poetics (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2015).

Perrin, Andrew

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona (Tucson).

E-Mail: andrew.perrin@twu.ca

Award-Winning Publication: The Dynamics of Dream-Vision Revelation in the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015).


Wells, Kyle

Current Position: Senior Minister of Christ Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara.

E-Mail: kylebwells@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: Grace and Agency in Paul and Second Temple Judaism: Interpreting the Transformation of the Heart (Leiden: Brill, 2015).


Wilson, Brittany

Current Position: Assistant Professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School.

E-Mail: bwilson@div.duke.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).


The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise Winners 2015

Chu, Xiaobai

Current Position: Associate Professor at East China Normal University

E-Mail: chuxiaobai61@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: Jesus Through the Centuries in China; the emergence of Christian spirituality in Ming and Qing Dynasty


Croasmun, Matthew

Current Position: Yale University Doctoral Candidate

E-Mail: Matthew.croasmun@yale.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Body of Sin, An Emergent Account of Sin as a Cosmic Power in Romans 5-8 (Yale University, Dissertation, 2014)


Eikrem, Asle

Current Position: Associate Professor in Systematic Theology of MF-Norwegian School of Theology

E-Mail: Asle.eikrem@mv.no

Award-Winning Publication: Being in Religion: A journey in ontology from pragmatics through hermeneutics to metaphysics (Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2013)


Krause, Joachim

Current Position: Research Assistant (Wissenschaftler Assistent) in Hebrew Bible at the University of Tübingen

E-Mail: Joachim.krause@uni-tuebingen.de

Award-Winning Publication: Exodus and Eisodus. Komposition und Theologie von Josua 1-5 (Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2014)


Kynes, Will

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Theology, Whitworth University

E-Mail: wkynes@whitworth.edu

Award-Winning Publication: My Psalm has turned into Weeping: Job’s Dialogue with the Psalms (BZAW 437, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012)


Larson, Atria A.

Current Position: Visiting Scholar Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University

E-Mail: Atria.larson@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: Master of Penance: Gratian and The Development of Penitential Thought and Law in the Twelfth Century (Washington DC: Catholic Univ. of America Press 2014)


McInroy, Mark

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Theology, University of St. Thomas

E-Mail: Mark.mcinroy@stthomas.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)


Reichel, Hanna

Current Position: Assistant of Professor of Systematic Theology, Martin-Luther-Universtiy Halle-Wittenberg, beginning habilitation

E-Mail: Hanna.reichel@theologie.uni-halle.de

Award-Winning Publication: Theologie als Bekenntnis. Karl Barths kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus (Heidelberg PhD Diss., unpublished, 2013)


Strine, Casey Alan

Current Position: Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, University of Sheffield

E-Mail: c.a.strine@sheffield.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Sworn Enemies: The Divine Oath, the Book of Ezekiel, and the Polemics of Exile (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013)


Torrance, Alexis

Current Position: Assistant Professor in Byzantine Theology, University of Notre Dame

E-Mail: Alexis.torrance@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life, ca. 400-650 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)


The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise Winners 2014


Albertson, David

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Southern California

E-Mail: dalberts@usc.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and

the Legagy of Thierry of Chartres (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)


Bar-Asher Siegal, Michal

Current Position: Rosen Family Chair in Judaic Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

E-Mail: bsmichal@bgu.ac.il

Award-Winning Publication: Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud (Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013)


Becker, Matthias

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Current Research Centr 923 ‚Threatened Orders‘, University of Tübingen

E-Mail: matthias.becker@philologie.uni-tuebingen.de

Award-Winning Publication: Eunapios aus Sardes: Biographie über

Philosophen und Sophisten. Einleitung, Übersetzung, Kommentar (Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2013)


Erisman Roskop, Angela

Current Position: Managing Director, Hebrew Union College Publications (Hebrew Union College

E-Mail: angelaroskop@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: The Wilderness Itineraries: Genre, Geography,

and the Growth of Torah (Eisenbrauns, 2011)


Grillo, Jennie

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School; Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Amherst College

E-Mail: Jennie.grillo@gmail.com

Award-Winning Publication: The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory (Oxford: Oxfort University Press, 2012)


Grünstäudl, Wolfgang

Current Position: Akademischer Rat, Institut für kath. Theologie, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

E-Mail: gruenstaeudl@uni-wuppertal.de

Award-Winning Publication: Petrus Alexandrinus: Studien zum historischen

und theologischen Ort des zweiten Petrusbriefes (Universität Regensburg, 2012)


Leech, David

Current Position: Affiliated Lecturer and Research Associate, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK

E-Mail: david.leech@bristol.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: The Hammer of the Cartesians: Henry More´s Philosophy of Spirit and the Origins of Modern Atheism (Leuven, Peeters, 2013)


Pajunen, Mika

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, ‘Biblical Texts older than the Bible’, University of Helsinki and University of Agder

E-Mail: mika.s.pajunen@helsinki.fi

Award-Winning Publication: The Land to the Elect and Justice for All (Helsinki, 2012, Forthcoming Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013)


Singh, Devin

Current Position: PhD cand. Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

E-Mail: devin.singh@yale.edu

Award-Winning Publication: God´s Coin. On Monetary and Divine Economies (Yale University, 2013)


Thiessen, Matthew

Current Position: Assistant Professor of New Testament, Saint Louis University

E-Mail: mthiess1@slu.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity.


The Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise Winners 2013


Avrahami, Yael (Israel/Germany)

Current Position: Chair of Department of Biblical Studies at Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel

E-Mail: yael_av@oranim.ac.il

Award-Winning Publication: The Sense of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible (New York: T&T Clark, 2011).


Hays, Christopher B. (USA)

Current Position: D. Wilson Moore Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA

E-Mail: hays@fuller.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Death in the Iron Age and in First Isaiah (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011).


Lincicum, David (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame

E-Mail: david.lincicum@theology.ox.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2010).


Losch, Andreas (Germany)

Current Position: Postdoc at the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) in association with the Theological Faculty of Bern, Switzerland, Managing Editor of www.theologie-naturwissenschaften.de

E-Mail: andreas.losch@web.de

Award-Winning Publication: Jenseits der Konflikte. Eine konstruktiv-kritische Auseinandersetzung von Theologie und Naturwissenschaft (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011).


Maßmann, Alexander (Germany)

Current Position: lecturer, academic assistant and postdoctoral researcher at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

E-Mail: Alexander.Massmann@wts.uni-heidelberg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Bürgerrecht im Himmmel und auf Erden. Karl Barths Ethik (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2011).


Moffitt, David (USA)

Current Position: Senior Lecturer at the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrew’s

E-Mail: dm206@st-andrews.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Leiden: Brill 2011).


Peppard, Michael (USA)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of
New Testament, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Public Life at Fordham University, NY, USA

E-Mail: mpeppard@fordham.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press 2011).


Portier-Young, Anathea (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC, USA

E-Mail: apyoung@div.duke.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Apocalypse against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2011).


Sheridan, Ruth (Australia)

Current Position: Post-doctoral Research Fellow at United Theological College, a partner in the School of Theology of Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia

E-Mail: sheridan_ruth@yahoo.com

Award-Winning Publication: Retelling Scripture: 'The Jews' and the Scriptural Citations in John 1:19-12:15 (Brill: Leiden, 2012).


Stang, Charles (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Early Christian Thought at Harvard Divinity School, MA, USA

E-Mail: cstang@hds.harvard.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: “No Longer I“ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).


The John Templeton Award of Theological Promise Winners 2011


Castelo, Daniel (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Dogmatic and Constructive Theology at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, USA

E-Mail: casted1@spu.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Apathetic God: Exploring the Contemporary Relevance of Divine Impassibility (Paternoster Theological Monographs, Eugene, Or: Wipf & Stock, 2009).


Dietrich, Jan (Germany)

Current Position: Associate Professor at the Department of Culture and Society – Biblical Studies at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

E-Mail: jan.dietrich@cas.au.dk

Award-Winning Publication: Kollektive Schuld und Haftung: Religions- und rechtsgeschichtliche Studien zum Sündenkuhritus des Deuteronomiums und zu verwandten Texten (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 4, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010).


Edelmann, Jonathan (USA)

Current Position: Shackouls Honors College Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Religion at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, USA

E-Mail: jedelmann@philrel.msstate.edu

Award-Winning Dissertation: When Two Worlds Meet: A Dialogue Between the Bhāgavata-Purāṇa and Contemporary Biological Theory (= Hindu Theology and Biology, Oxford 2012)


Fiori, Emiliano (Italy/Netherlands)

Current Position: research associate at the Department of Theology at Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany

E-Mail: embfiori@gmail.com

Award-Winning Dissertation: Dionigi l'Areopagita e l'origenismo siriaco: Edizione critica e studio storico-dottrinale del trattato sui Nomi divini nella versione di Sergio di Reš `ayna (Dionysius the Areopagite and Syriac Origenism: Critical Edition and Historical-Doctrinal Study oft he Treatise On the Divine Names according to Sergius of Resh`ayna's Translation), 557 pp. (PhD, 2010 Universita di Bologna – École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris).


Haustein, Jörg (Germany)

Current Position: Lecturer in Religions in Africa at the Department of the Study of Religions, SOAS. University of London, UK

E-Mail: joerg.haustein@soas.ac.uk

Award-Winning Dissertation: Writing Religious History: The Historiography of Ethiopian Pentecostalism, Harrassowitz Verlag 2011..


King, Benjamin John (UK/USA)

Current Position: Priest, Associate Professor of Church History and Director of the Advanced Degrees Program at Sewanee. The University of the South, TN, USA

E-Mail: bjking@sewanee.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth Century England (Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).


Lazenby, Donna (UK)

Current Position: curate at Springfield Church, Wallington, UK

E-Mail: donna@springfieldchurch.org.uk

Award-Winning Dissertation: A Mystical Philosophy: Transcendence and Immanence in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch, Bloomsbury Academic Press 2014.


Legaspi, Michael (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at Pennsylvania State University, USA

E-Mail: mcl21@psu.edu

Award-Winning Dissertation: The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


Lombardo, Nicholas (O.P., USA)

Current Position: Priest, Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., USA

E-Mail: lombardon@cua.edu

Award-Winning Dissertation: The Logic of Desire: Aquinas on Emotion (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2010.


Moss, Candida (UK/USA)

Current Position: Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, History of Christianity at University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

E-Mail: candida.moss@nd.edu

Award-Winning Dissertation: The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).


Radde-Gallwitz, Andrew (USA)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Program of Liberal Studies, College of Arts and Letters at University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

E-Mail: araddega@nd.edu

Award-Winning Dissertation: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicity (Oxford Early Christian Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).


Russ-Fishbane, Elisha (USA)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA

Email: erussfishban@wesleyan.edu

Award-Winning Dissertation: Between Politics and Piety: Abraham Maimonides and his Times (PhD).


The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise Winners 2010


Beeley, Christopher (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics at Yale Divinity School, Director of the North American Patristics Society, Episcopal Priest

E-Mail: christopher.beeley@yale.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: 'In Your Light We Shall See Light', Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2008.


Doyle, Dominic F. (UK/USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College, MA, USA

E-Mail: dominic.doyle.2@bc.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Promise of Christian Humanism: Thomas Aquinas on Hope, New York: Crossroads 2010.


Hege, Brent A. R. (USA)

Current Position: Instructor of Religion at the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Butler Universitiy, Indianapolis, IN, USA

E-Mail: bhege@butler.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience: The Theology of Georg Wobbermin, 1911-1931, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009.


Jones, Paul Dafydd (UK/USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor and Co-director of the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion at the University of Virginia, USA

E-Mail: pdj5c@virginia.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Humanity of Christ: Christology in Karl Barth's Dogmatics, Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2008.


Kaufman, John Wayne (USA/Norway)

Current Position: Head of the Department of Theology at the Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo

E-Mail: John.W.Kaufman@mf.no

Award-Winning Publication: Becoming Divine, Becoming Human: Deification Themes in Irenaeus of Lyon, Dissertation, MF Norwegian School of Theology (2009).


Keith, Christopher (USA)

Current Position: Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s University, Director of the Centre for the Social-Scientific Study of the Bible, Twickenham, London

E-Mail: chris.keith@smuc.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospell of John and the Literacy of Jesus, Leiden: Brill, 2009.


Ng, Wai Hang (Hong Kong / Germany)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of the Religion and Philosophy Department at Hong Kong Baptist University

E-Mail: ngwhng@hkbu.edu.hk

Award-Winning Publication: Die Leidenschaft der Liebe. Schelers Liebesbegriff als eine Antwort auf Nietzsches Kritik an der christlichen Moral und seine soteriologische Bedeutung, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009. (The Passion of Love: Scheler's Concept of Love as a Response to Nietzsche's Critique on Christian Morality and Its Soteriological Significance)


Nihan, Christophe (Switzerland)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Ancient Israel at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

E-Mail: Christophe.Nihan@unil.ch

Award-Winning Publication: From Priestly Torah to Pentateuch: A Study in the Composition of the Book of Leviticus, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007.


Polke, Christian (Germany)

Current Position: Lecturer at Institute for Systematic Theology at the University of Hamburg

E-Mail: christian.polke@uni-hamburg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Öffentliche Religion in der Demokratie. Eine Untersuchung zur weltanschaulichen Neutralität des Staates, (Public Religion in Democracy. A Study of the Religious Neutrality of the Modern State), Öffentliche Theologie 24, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2008.


Schliesser, Benjamin (Germany/USA)

Current Position: works at the Chair for New Testaments at the University of Zürich, Switzerland

E-Mail: benjamin.schliesser@theol.uzh.ch

Award-Winning Publication: Abraham's Faith in Romans 2: Paul's Concept in Light of the History of Reception of Genesis 15:6, WUNT 2/224, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006.


Stackert, Jeffrey (USA)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Divinity School of University of Chicago, USA

E-Mail: stackert@uchicago.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Rewriting the Torah: Literary Revision in Deuteronomy and the Holiness Legislation (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007).


Wörn, Alexandra (Germany/UK)

Current Position: minister in Stuttgart, Germany

Award-Winning Publication: Woman-Poet as Theologian: A Study of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2006.


The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise Winners 2009


Bauman, Whitney Albert (USA)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Religion and Science, Department of Religious Studies, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

E-Mail: wbauman@fiu.edu

Award-Winning Publication: From Creatio ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius: The Colonization of Creation, Routledge, 2009.


Billings, J. Todd (USA)

Current Position: Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI; minister in the Reformed Church in America

E-Mail: todd.billings@westernsem.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ, Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology, Oxford University Press, 2007.


Höfner, Markus (Germany)

Current Position: research fellow in Systematic Theology, Ethics and Fundamental Theology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

E-Mail: markus.hoefner@rub.de

Award-Winning Publication: Sinn, Symbol, Religion: Theorie des Zeichens und Phänomenologie der Religion bei Ernst Cassirer und Martin Heidegger (Religion in Philosophy and Theology 36), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2008 (“Meaning, Symbol, Religion. The Theory of Signs and the Phenomenology of Religion in the Works of Ernst Cassirer and Martin Heidegger“).


Jassen, Alex P. (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University

E-Mail: apj205@nyu.edu

Award-Winnning Publication: Mediating the Divine: Prophecy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism, STDJ 68, Leiden, Brill 2007.


Jenkins, Willis Jackson (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics and Environment at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, fellow of the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures

E-Mail: wjj2c@virginia.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Social Ethics, Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology, NY: Oxford Univ. Press 2008.


Köckert, Charlotte (Germany)

Current Position: Professor of Church History I (Early Church History) at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

E-Mail: Charlotte.Koeckert@fau.de

Award-Winning Publication: Christliche Kosmoogie und kaiserzeitliche Philosophie: Die Auslegung des Schöpfungsberichtes bei Origenes, Basilius und Gregor von Nyssa vor dem Hintergrund kaiserzeitlicher Timaeus-Interpretationen (Dissertation Hamburg 2007), Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009. (“Christian Cosmology and Philosophy in the Early Roman Empire. The Interpretation of Gen 1f. in the Works of Origen, Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa against the Backdrop of Timaeus-Interpretations in the Early Roman Empire“).


Mjaaland, Marius Timmann (Norway)

Current Position: Professor and Academic Director of the transfacultary research network PluRel (Religion in Pluralist Society) at the University of Oslo

E-Mail: m.t.mjaaland@teologi.uio.no

Award-Winning Publication: Autopsia: Self, Death and God after Kierkegaard and Derrida, Kierkegaard Studies, Berlin: de Gruyter, 2008.


Nimmo, Paul T. (UK, Scotland)

Current Position: Professor of Systematic Theology at the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland

E-Mail: paul.nimmo@abdn.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Being in Action: The Theological Shape of Barth’s Ethical Vision, London: Continuum Int./T&T Clark, 2007.


Pitstick, Alyssa („Lyra“) H. (USA)

Current Position: author, independent scholar in Holland, Michigan

E-Mail: contact@lyrapitstick.com

Award-Winning Publication: Light in Darkness: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Catholic Doctrine of Christ’s Descent into Hell, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.


Rowe, C. Kavin (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School, NC, USA

E-Mail: krowe@div.duke.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Early Narrative Christology: The Lord in the Gospel of Luke, BZNW 139, Berlin: de Gruyter 2006.


Stievermann, Jan (Germany)

Current Position: Professor of the History of Christianity in North America at the University of Heidelberg, Director of the John Edwards Center Heidelberg, Germany

E-Mail: jstievermann@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Der Sündenfall der Nachahmung: Zum Problem der Mittelbarkeit im Werk Ralph Waldo Emersons, Paderborn: Schöningh, 2007. (“The Original Fall of Imitation: The Problem of Mediacy in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Works“).


Welz, Claudia (Germany)

Current Position: Professor with special responsibilities at the Department of Systematic Theology at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

E-Mail: cwe@teol.ku.dk

Award-Winning Publication: Love’s Transcendence and the Problem of Theodicy, RPT 30, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2008.


The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise Winners 2008


Bester, Dörte (Germany)

Current Position: Pastor of the parish Aich-Neuenhaus (Germany)

E-Mail: pfarramt.aich-neuenhaus1@elkw.de

Award-Winning Publication: Körperbilder in den Psalmen. Studien zu Psalm 22 und verwandten Texten, Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2. Reihe, Bd. 24, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2007. (Body Images in the Psalms. Studies of Psalm 22 and Related Texts).


Eberhardt, Gönke (Germany)

Current Position: Minister of St. Nicolai Lemgo (Germany)

E-Mail: goenke.eberhardt@cantab.net

Award-Winning Publication: JHWH und die Unterwelt. Spuren einer Kompetenzausweitung JHWHs im Alten Testament (Mohr Siebeck, 2008).


Hogue, Michael (USA)

Current Position: Professor of Theology at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL

E-Mail: mhogue@meadville.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Tangled Bank, Wipf and Stock Press 2008.


Hupe, Henning (Germany)

Current Position: working on the habilitation; teacher for religion at the Hebel-Gymansium in Schwetzingen

E-Mail: fischerhupe@gmx.de

Award-Winning Publication: Lukas‘ Schweigen. Dekonstruktive Relektüre der „Wir-Stücke“ in Acta, Passagen, Wien 2008. (Luke’s silence – deconstructive re-readings of the „we-passages“ in the Acts of the Apostles).


Karttunen, Tomi Petteri (Finland)

Current Position: Executive Secretary for Theology/Department for International Relations, Reverend in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Helsinki

E-Mail: tomi.karttunen@kolumbus.fi

Award-Winning Publication: Die Polyphonie der Wirklichkeit. Erkenntnistheorie und Ontologie in der Theologie Dietrich Bonhoeffers, Theological Publications of the University of Joensuu 11, Joensuu 2004.


Lazier, Benjamin (Israel/USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of History and Humanities at the Reed College (Oregon, USA)

E-Mail: lazierb@reed.edu

Award-Winning Publication: God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination Between the World Wars (Princeton UP, 2008).


Lee, Bo Karen (Korea/USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Spirituality and Historical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary

E-Mail: bokaren.lee@ptsem.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Sacrifice and Desire: The Rhetoric of Self-Denial in the Mystical Theologies of Anna Maria von Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon, University of Notre Dame Press 2014.


Levinson Løland, Hanne (Norway)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, member of the Center for Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota, USA

E-Mail: loela001@umn.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Silent or Salient Gender? The Interpretation of Gendered God-Language in the Hebrew Bible, Exemplified in Isaiah 42, 46, and 49, Forschungen zum Alten Testament. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2008.


Nagasawa, Yujin (Japan/UK)

Current Position: Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham, UK

E-Mail: Y.Nagasawa@bham.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: God and Phenomenal Consciousness: A Novel Approach to Knowledge Arguments, Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Springhart, Heike (Germany)

Current Position: lecturer at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Dean of Theologisches Studienhaus Heidelberg, Germany

E-Mail: heike.springhart@ekiba.de

Award-Winning Publication: Aufbrüche zu neuen Ufern. Der Beitrag von Religion und Kirche für Demokratisierung und Reedukation im Westen Deutschlands nach 1945, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2008.


Wendte, Martin (Germany)

Current Position: lecturer in Systematic Theology at University of Tübingen, minister and Teaching Assistant for the training of ministers in Württemberg, Germany

E-Mail: martin.wendte@uni-tuebingen.de

Award-Winning Publication: Gottmenschliche Einheit bei Hegel. Eine logische und theologische Untersuchung, Quellen und Studien zur Philosophie (QuStPh) 77, De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2007 (The Unity of God and Humanity According to Hegel: A Philosophical and Theological Inquiry).


Dr. Wright, Jacob L. (USA)

Current Position: Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Candler School of Theology at Emory University (Atlanta, USA)

E-Mail: jlwrigh@emory.edu

Award-Winning Publication: Rebuilding Identity: The Nehemiah Memoir and Ist Earliest Readers, De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2004.


The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise Winners 2007


Büchner, Christine (Germany)

Current position: Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Hamburg

E-Mail: christine.buechner@uni-hamburg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Gottes Kreatur – „ein reines Nichts?“ Einheit Gottes als Ermöglichung von Geschöpflichkeit und Personalität im Werk Meister Eckharts, Dissertation Tübingen, Innsbruck / Wien: Tyrolia-Verlag 2005 (“God’s Creature – 'A Mere Nothing?' God’s Unity as Enabling Creatureliness and Personhood in Meister Eckhart’s Works“).


Canlis, Julie (USA)

Current Position: pastor and lecturer at St. Andrews and the University of Dublin

Award-winning Publication: Calvin’s Ladder of Ascent: Anthropology, Ascension, and Participation, Dissertation St Andrews 2005.


Dietz, Alexander (Germany)

Current Position: Privatdozent of Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg

E-Mail: alexander.dietz@wts.uni-heidelberg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Der homo oeconomicus: Theologische und wirtschaftsethische Perspektiven auf ein ökonomisches Modell, Dissertation Heidelberg, Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus 2005 (“The Homo Oeconomicus: Theological and Economic Perspectives on an Economic Model“).


Harasta, Eva (Austria)

Current Position: , guest professor at the University of Bamberg, minister of Friedenskirche in Vienna, Austria

E-Mail: eva.harasta@gmx.de

Award-Winning Publication: Lob und Bitte: Eine systematische Untersuchung über das Gebet, Dissertation Heidelberg, Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag 2005 (“Praise and Petition: A Study of Prayer in Systematic Theology“).


Lee, Eunny (Korea/USA)

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ, USA

E-Mail: eunny.lee@ptsem.edu

Award-Winning Publication: The Vitality of Enjoyment in Qohelet‘s Theological Rhetoric, Dissertation Princeton 2003, Berlin/New York: De Gruyter 2005.


Ling, Timothy (UK)

Current Position: National Adviser for Continuing Minsterial Development (Church of England)

E-Mail: tim.ling@churchofengland.org

Award-Winning Publication: The Judean Poor and the Fourth Gospel, Dissertation, University of Kent, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2006.


MacDonald, Nathan (UK)

Current Position: Lecturer in Hebrew Bible at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, Fellow and College Lecturer in Theology, St John’s College, UK

E-Mail: nm10011@cam.ac.uk

Award-Winning Publication: Deuteronomy and the Meaning of ´Monotheism`: Dissertation, Durham, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2003.


Matošević, Lidija (Croatia)

Current Position: Professor of Systematic and Ecumenical Theology, Vice-Dean of the Theological Faculty at the University of Zagreb, Croatia

E-Mail: lidija.matosevic@tfmvi.hr

Award-Winning Publication: Lieber katholisch als neuprotestantisch: Karl Barths Rezeption der katholischen Theologie 1921-1930, Dissertation Heidelberg, Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag 2005 (“Better to be Catholic than a Neo-Protestant: Karl Barth`s Reception of Catholic Theology 1921-1930“).


Munteanu, Daniel (Romania/Germany)

Current Position: Professor at the University of Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Bamberg, Germany

E-Mail: daniel.munteanu@uni-bamberg.de

Award-Winning Publication: Der tröstende Geist der Liebe: Zu einer ökumenischen Lehre vom Heiligen Geist über die trinitarische Theologien J. Moltmanns und D. Staniloaes, Dissertation Heidelberg, Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag 2003 (“The Consoling Spirit of Love: Towards an Ecumenical Doctrine oft he Holy Spirit in Discussion with J. Moltmann’s and D. Staniloae’s Trinitarian Theologies“).


Scheiber, Karin (Switzerland)

Current Position: chairman of the church district Sankt Georgen (Sankt Gallen, Switzerland), teacher at Kantonsschule Heerbrugg (high school / college)

E-Mail: scheiber@st.gallen.ch

Award-Winning Publication: Vergebung. Eine systematisch-theologische Untersuchung, Dissertation Zürich, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2006 (“Forgiveness: A Study in Systematic Theology“).


Vollmer, Ulrike (Germany/UK)

Current Position: Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies and Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology at the University of Wales, UK

Award-Winning Publication: Seeing Film and Reading Feminist Theology: A Dialogue, Palgrave Macmillan 2007.


Wood, Graham (Australia)

Current Position: Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Tasmania, Australia

E-Mail: Graham.Wood@utas.edu.au

Award-Winning Publication: The Fine-Tuning of the Universe: A Philosophical Analysis, Dissertation in Philosophy, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2005.



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