Honors & Awards
FORUM FOR THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION GRANT
Successful Grant: "BELONGING, BEING, AND ACTION—CALLING AND PURPOSE”: INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES PROJECT
This FTE Grant supported the vocational discernment of Emmaus Scholars by enabling them to:
- Identify areas of unique individual strength and ability (StrengthsQuest) Articulate how and why calling, purpose, and identity is rooted in Christ and sustained by the ongoing work of the Spirit (Christ, Church and Calling Retreat)
- Understand and faithful respond to key biblical texts concerning God’s mandate for justice as mishapt and tsedeqa, accurately drawing the connection between justice and shalom (Emmaus Coursework, supplemented by the Christ, Church and Calling Retreat, and the Culture Care: Serving the Common Good Lecture)
- Articulate and live out a biblical understanding of the “knowledge of God” (yada, HEB, γιγνώσκειν and γνῶσις, GK) as a covenantal reality (Emmaus Coursework, supplemented by the Christ, Church and Calling Retreat, and the Culture Care: Serving the Common Good Lecture)
- Understand and put into practice the essential connection between calling, worship, prayer, and justice. (Emmaus Coursework, supplemented by the Christ, Church and Calling Retreat, and the Culture Care: Serving the Common Good Lecture)
INTERCOLLEGIATE STUDIES INSTITUTE, OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR
Recognized in the 2006 edition of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth about America’s Top Schools, as one of Wheaton College's most outstanding teachers.
WHEATON COLLEGE ALUMNI AND ALDEEN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Competitive grants awarded to faculty conducting exemplary academic research.
G. W. ALDEEN MEMORIAL FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT IN SUPPORT OF THE PUBLICATION OF ESSAYS CATHOLIC AND CRITICAL
This book, Essays Catholic and Critical presents the most significant work of the highly esteemed contemporary theologian George Schner, who died in 2000. Gathering together his writing in the areas of theology and the philosophy of religion, it offers a distinct contribution to our understanding of the prospects and perils of undertaking theology in the Christian tradition at the present juncture. Engaging key texts in philosophy of religion from the modern period, recent official Roman Catholic teaching related to the basis and doing of theology, and the work of key representatives of the so-called 'Yale School' of post-liberal theology, the essays collected here represent acute and historically informed judgment upon the problematique of the practice of contemporary theology. Drawing together a substantial body of work of recognized intellectual scope, philosophical rigour and theological richness, this volume provides invaluable insight into key questions regarding theological method, the importance of modern philosophy of religion, the nature of theological discourse and contemporary Catholic theological reflection.