Current Fellows

2016-2018

Elizabeth Fredericks - English

BA Hope College
MA Durham University
PhD Baylor University

Dissertation: "'What Saves Us Is Ceremony': Ritual and Communal Identity in Regional British and Irish Literature"



Patrick Gardner - Theology

BA University of Notre Dame
MTS Duke University Divinity School
PhD University of Notre Dame

Dissertation: “Modern Pentecost: Henri de Lubac on Atheism and the Spiritual Posterity of Joachim of Fiore”



Chelsea Wagenaar - English/Creative Writing

BA University of Virginia
PhD University of North Texas

Dissertation: “'The Other Side of Language': Sound and Silence in Poems of Prayer”



2017-2019

Ashleigh Elser - Religious Studies

BA Prairie College
MA Yale Divinity School
PhD University of Virginia

Dissertation: "Beyond Unity: Reading Hermeneutic Frictions in Biblical Literature"



Daniel Silliman - American Studies

BA Hillsdale College
MA University of Tübingen
PhD University of Heidelberg

Dissertation: “Fictions of Belief: Reading Evangelical Novels in a Secular Age”



Noteworthy News

May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May, 2018 is now available. Click here.


Registration is Now Open for the 2018 LFP National Conference

Registration is now open for the 28th National Conference, Robust and Receptive Ecumenism, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, October 12-14, 2018.  For more information and to register, Click Here.


Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration is open for the 2018 Lilly Workshop for Senior Administrators on the theme, Hiring for Mission, which will take place on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, October 11-12, 2018.  For more information and to Register, Click Here.


Call for Applications: Lilly Network Exchange at Azusa Pacific University, March 27-30, 2019

The High Sierra Humanities Program of Azusa Pacific University will host a Lilly Network Exchange on March 27-30, 2019, for ten faculty members and administrators at Lilly Network Schools interested in learning about the program’s “para-university” model for humanities education.  For more information and to apply, Click Here.


Save the Date and Call for Papers: Regional Conference at Dordt College on “The Prodigal Love of God,” April 4-6, 2019

On April 4-6, 2019, Dordt College and the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service, in partnership with the Lilly Fellows Program, will host a conference titled “The Prodigal Love of God: Reencountering Dordt at 400 and Beyond.” For More information and the Call for Papers, Click Here.


Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.


Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!