Richard J. Perry, Jr., Associate Professor of Church and Society and Urban Ministry at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago has received a Lilly Theological Research Grant through the Association of Theological Schools. Perry will use the grant for his project titled, "To Heal the Wounded Body, Soul and Spirit: Toward an African American Theological/Ethical Perspective on Biomedical Ethics."
Grants are awarded for research expenses for "high quality research across the theological disciplines by scholars at all stages in their careers," notes Association of Theological Schools president Daniel Aleshire. Perry plans to produce two essays, develop a course and create an internet chat room on the topic as the result of his research.
Richard J. Perry, Jr. teaches in the areas of ethics and urban ministry at LSTC. His essays are included in The Promise of Lutheran Ethics (Fortress Press 1998) and Faithful Conversations (with Jose David Rodriguez) (Augsburg Fortress 2003).He is the editor of Catching a Star: Transcultural Reflections on a Church for All People (Lutheran University Press 2004). Perry is a graduate of Carthage College and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.