Hinlicky Receives Fellowship

SALEM, VA—The Rev. Dr. Paul Hinlicky, Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion, has been awarded a 2004 Lutheran Study Center Fellowship by the Luther Institute. The fellowship will support a research project by Hinlicky titled “From Melanchthon to Leibniz: A ‘New Essay’ on the Idea of a Christian University.” As part of the fellowship, Hinlicky will make a public presentation on his research in Washington, D.C. and have an article published in one of the Institute's publications.
Hinlicky has been Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College since August 1999. He also has served as co-pastor of the New River Parish near Blacksburg. He was Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology at the Protestant Theological Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, from 1993-99, where he earned the title "Docent" in 1999 on the basis of the successful defense of his habilitation work "A Future for the Church: What the Lutheran - Catholic Dialogue Should Mean For Us." Hinlicky holds the B.A. from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN; the M.Div. from Christ Seminary-Seminex, St. Louis, MO; the Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
Hinlicky served on the editorial council of dialog and Lutheran Quarterly and as associate editor of Pro Ecclesia. He has published over 50 academic articles and book reviews and chapter length contributions to books, as well as many popular and occasional pieces. He served as editor of Lutheran Forum, 1988-1993. In 1991, Theophilus Press published his Mission to the Catskills: A History of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Delhi, New York.
The Luther Institute advances the role of faith and ethics in public life through learning, service and leadership. Based in the nation’s capital, the Luther Institute offers seminars, conferences, and publications for laity and clergy. An inter-Lutheran organization, it recognizes and serves leaders, scholars, educators, and those in social ministries, both within and outside of the Lutheran community.
Roanoke College offers the bachelor of business administration as well as bachelor of arts and bachelor of science. Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Its 1,900 students represent Virginia and 38 states across the U.S., and 25 foreign countries. It offers 33 majors including pre-professional majors in law, medicine, dentistry, engineering and ministry. The College is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Guide as a national liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society.
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