Recipients of the CCD Grants                                  for the Promotion of Biblical Scholarship     and Literacy

The grant program began in 2017 and will conclude in 2021.

 CCD Grants

2020

Spring

In the spring of 2020, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $146,168 for eight projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation:

  • $2,500 to Martin C. Albl (Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD) for These Things Do Not Contradict the Blessed Paul: Reading James in the Ancient Greek Commentary Tradition
  • $14,668 to Joseph Atkinson (John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, Washington, DC) for Water and Water Rituals in Ancient Israel and their Relationship to Baptism in the New Testament
  • $25,000 to David Bosworth (The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC) for What is the Role of the Natural World in the Divine-Human Relationship?
  • $25,000 to Sherri Brown (Creighton University, Omaha, NE) for Community, Discipleship, and the Role of Women in the Gospel of John
  • $19,000 to Andrew Davis (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA) for Satire and Prophetic Identity in the
    Hebrew Bible
  • $25,000 to Todd Hanneken (Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX) for La Biblia y su Tradicion; The Bible and its Tradition: Collaboration for Catholic Biblical Literacy in the Southwest
  • $10,000 to Vincent Skemp (Saint Catherine University, Minneapolis, MN) for The Acts of Paul and Thecla: Early Christian Commentary
  • $25,000 to Jaime L. Waters (DePaul University, Chicago, IL) for Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Jeremiah

2019

Autumn

In the autumn of 2019, the Confraternity of Christian Doctine (CCD) awarded $107,896 in
grants to fund six projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy
and Catholic biblical interpretation: 

  • $24,120 to Joachim Eck of École biblique et archéologique française deJérusalem (Israel) and Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany) to support his research project, Creation in the Book of Psalms.
    Textual Evidence, Language and Concepts, Poetic Structures, Meaning and Functions in Context.
  • $14,500 to Gregory Glazov of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, to support the creation of an online searchable database of scripture citations in Jewish and Christian, predominantly Catholic, writings
    on the Holocaust.
  • $15,000 to Barbara Jean Daly Horell of the Archdiocese of Hartford, for the creation of a biblical literacy curriculum to be offered throughout the archdiocese.
  • $32,748 to Brian Yong Lee of Sacred Heart Seminary (Hales Corners, WI) to support research for a book entitled, Forgiveness, Justice, and Faith in Early Christianity.
  • $11,268 to Michael J. Stahl of the University of Florida, for support of a research project on Monotheism and Empire: Yahweh, Baal, and the Politics of Divinity in Biblical Historiography.
  • $10,250 to Archie T. Wright of Regent University’s School of Divinity, for support of a research project on The Satan Figure and His Role in the Problem of Evil in the Ancient World.

Summer

In summer of 2019, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $68,266.50 for five projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

The five projects sponsored by the CCD are as follows:

  • $20,766.50 to Michael G. Azar for “The Bible in Eastern Christian-Jewish Relations: Studies in History, Theology, and the Contemporary World”
  • $15,000 to Jeffrey L. Cooley, David Vanderhooft, and Michael Simone, S.J. for “The Spirit of Scholarship: Biblical and Mesopotamian Studies in the Roman Catholic Academy”
  • $25,000 to Andrew Glicksman for “Wisdom and Spirit: Toward an Applied Biblical and Patristic Sapiential Pneumatology”
  • $5,000 to Christopher Seeman for “Addressing Representations of Jews and Judaism in Catholic Exegesis, Homiletics, and Catechesis”
  • $2,500 to Kelley Coblentz Bautch for "Salome Alexandra and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Towards Clarifying the Missing Matriarchs of 1 Maccabees"

2018

Autumn

In honor of National Bible Week (November 18-24, 2018), the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) announces the awarding grants in the amount of $60,844 for three projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

Funding for these grants comes from the royalties received from the publication of the New American Bible and its derivative works which the CCD develops, publishes, promotes, and distributes.

The three projects sponsored by the CCD are as follows:

  • $1,240 to Robert D. Miller Il for travel and research related to his work on "Orality and Old Testament Law."
  • $42,000 to Ahida E. Pilarski and the Asociación Bíblica Argentina to support an international conference on the 80th anniversary of the journal Revista Biblica.
  • $17,604 to Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P. and the Bible in Its Traditions Program to fund research apprenticeships for three students at the École biblique in Jerusalem."

Spring

In the spring of 2018, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $46,729 for three projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

Bishop Robert J. Brennan, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre and Member of the CCD-CBA Liaison Committee, commented, "It is heartening to see the renewed interest in Biblical literacy at every level of formation and Church life. I am glad that the CCD-CBA grants will foster practical responses to this interest."

Funding for these grants comes from the royalties received from the publication of the New American Bible and its derivative works which the CCD develops, publishes, promotes, and distributes.

The three projects sponsored by the CCD are as follows:

  • $10,000 to Dr. Timothy Carmody (Professor, Graduate Program Director, Spring Hill College, St. Mobile, Alabama) for the development and teaching of three courses in Biblical Studies of first year deacon candidates of the Diocese of Jackson, MS. The three courses will provide an Introduction to Biblical Studies and Revelation as well as in-depth studies of the Prophets, and the synoptic Gospels.
  • $12,679 to Dr. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman (Assistant Professor, Providence College, Rhode Island) for a two-month stay in Israel to facilitate work at the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem and on an archaeological dig to develop a book on how the Bible and archaeological evidence might together provide a better understanding of both the ancient society and the biblical text.
  • $24,050 to Dr. Rafael Ramirez (Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Dallas, Neuhoff School of Ministry, Texas) for the funding of one scholarship for the MTS/Biblical Studies program at the University of Dallas Neuhoff School of Ministry. Upon graduation, the scholarship recipient will teach in the Escuela Catolica Biblica.

2017

In autumn of 2017, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $85,900 for four projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

The four projects sponsored by the CCD are as follows:

  • $11,750 to Dr. Todd Hibbard (Associate Professor, University of Detroit Mercy) for field research in Jerusalem related to his project on the rhetoric of urban destruction in the prophetic books of the Old Testament. This research will inform the forthcoming monograph, Prophets and Prophecy in Ancient Israel and Judah: A Phenomenological Approach.
  • $11,800 to Father Robert Lapko (Moderator for the Centre for Biblical and Near Eastern Studies of the Archdiocese of Košice, Slovakia) to provide partial financial support for continuing biblical education and formation of Slovak clergy through seminars, and intensive summer school for biblical languages, and a study trip to the Holy Land.
  • $17,350 to Dr. Patrick Russell (Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Scripture Studies, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI) for a project to ascertain the most effective preaching strategies employed by priests that lead parishioners to more profound encounters, focusing on the Gospel parables in the Sunday Lectionary for Mass.
  • $45,000 to Dr. Nathan Eubank and Dr. Markus Bockmuehl (Keble College, University of Oxford) for 12-month research project designed to contribute to renewed understanding of the relationship between Scripture and the early Christian creeds, particularly, the Apostles' Creed.

 

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