Brite Student Awarded Louisville Institute dissertation fellowship

April 29, 2014

Brite Student Awarded Louisville Institute dissertation fellowship 

Brite Divinity School student Cody J. Sanders has been awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Louisville Institute. Sanders, a Baptist Minister, is a Ph.D. candidate in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care. He is the editor of the second edition of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Resource for Congregations on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity published by the Alliance of Baptists, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America He also authored Queer Lessons for Churches on the Straight and Narrow: What All Christians Can Learn from LGBTQ Lives.

The Louisville Institute awards $22,000 fellowships to support the final year of dissertation writing for outstanding Ph.D. or Th.D. students whose research will advance American religious and theological scholarship.

Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). The Institute’s fundamental mission is to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.