May 11, 2011

Acclaim: Brown, Hartgraves and theology professors recognized

Amy Benson Brown

Amy Benson Brown

Al Hartgraves

Al Hartgraves

Amy Benson Brown was honored at a book release party on the publication of her second book, " The Book of Sarah."

Brown is director of the author development program in the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

Brown's first book of poems is about 19th-century abolitionist and feminist Sarah Grimke, who grew up in a slave-owning family in Charleston. It was published by Turning Point Books.

Al Hartgraves received an honorary doctorate of social science and economics from Johannes Kepler University (Austrian Business School) in Linz, Austria.

Hartgraves is professor emeritus of accounting in the Goizueta Business School and has served as acting dean, senior associate dean and director of MBA programs.

Hartgraves was honored for his outstanding achievements in the field of management sciences, particularly in the area of financial and managerial Accounting, as well as his commitment to the relationship between the Austrian Business School and Goizueta.

Three Candler School of Theology professors have been honored this spring with highly coveted awards totaling more than $200,000.

Steven M. Tipton has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers and a grant from the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment.

Tipton is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Sociology of Religion in the Candler School of Theology and a senior fellow in Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion.

He received the awards for his work, "The Life to Come: Re-Creating Retirement," a moral and social inquiry into the practical religious meaning of retirement among Americans born in the postwar baby boom.

Andrea C. White was chosen for a Lilly Theological Research Faculty Fellowship, a Louisville Institute First Book Grant and a Wabash Summer Research Fellowship.

White is assistant professor of theology and culture at Candler.

She was offered the Lilly Fellowship and the Louisville Institute grant for her 2011-2012 sabbatical book project, "Black Women's Bodies and God Politics: A Womanist Theological Anthropology."

White's Wabash Center Summer 2011 Fellowship is for her project, "I am as I am in Relation: Karl Barth's Theological Anthropology."

L. Edward Phillips has received a Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers.  Phillips is associate professor of worship and liturgical theology at Candler.

He was awarded the grant for his research and forthcoming book, "Christ and Mammon: A Liturgical History," which explores the relationship of "money," "offering" and "sacrifice" in Christian liturgical practice in the United States.  

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