Duke Divinity School Professors Richard Lischer and Paul Griffiths  have been named Henry Luce III Fellows for 2012-13 . Each fellowship provides up to $75,000 of salary replacement and research funds during a sabbatical year.
The Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program supports the research of junior and senior scholars whose projects offer significant and innovative contributions to theological studies. It seeks to foster excellence in theological scholarship, and to strengthen the links among theological research, churches, and wider publics.
Griffiths and Lischer were among six people named Luce Fellows for 2012-13.
Lischer, the James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching and also the associate dean for faculty development, received his fellowship for the project, Telling Lives: Christian Autobiography and Memoir.
Griffiths, the Warren Professor of Catholic Theology, received his fellowship for the project, The End: An Eschatological Assay.
The Luce fellowship program is administered by the Association of Theological Schools, the accrediting and program agency for graduate theological education in the United States and Canada. Its 235 member institutions are Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant schools of theology, including freestanding seminaries and university-related divinity schools.