Dr. Charles Hughes Huff Awarded CCD Grant for Dissertation Work in Biblical Studies - St. Bernard's

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May 13, 2021

USCCB Public Affairs Office

This press release first appeared on the USCCB's website (www.usccb.org/news). Reprinted with permission.

The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Announces Grants Recipients for Projects that Support Catholic Biblical Literacy and Interpretation

This spring, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of $128,215 for eight projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.

The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) to offer these grants, accepting applications only from the CBA, including the organization itself, its designees, and its full and associate members. In fidelity to Dei Verbum, the CBA's purpose is to promote scholarly study in Scripture and related fields by meetings of the association, publications, and support to those engaged in such studies.

Funding for these grants comes from the royalties received from the publication of the New American Bible and its derivative works which the CCD develops, publishes, promotes, and distributes.

The eight projects sponsored by the CCD are as follows:

  • $15,583 to Dr. Richard Ascough (Queen’s University School of Religion, Kingston, Ontario, Canada) for “Associations and Christ Groups under Roman Colonization: Assimilation and Resistance in the Western Provinces”
  • $14,000 to Dr. Marco Benini (The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.) for “Liturgical Hermeneutics of Sacred Scripture”
  • $20,000 to Dr. Giorgio Buccellati (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles) for “Cornerstone and Necromancy: Biblical Implications from the Excavations of a Third Millennium Hurrian City, Urkesh”
  • $25,000 to Dr. Michael Cover (Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI) for “Texts of Turning: Representing Conversion in Early Judaism and the New Testament”
  • $22,000 to Dr. Andrew Davis (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA) for “Calling Out from the Depths: A Curriculum for Catholic-Jewish Encounter with the Psalms”
  • $9,636 to Dr. Charles Hughes-Huff (Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, Rochester, NY) “Punishment and Holiness in the Priestly Literature”
  • $16,000 to Dr. Chris Keith (Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, United Kingdom) for “Jesus and John: The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for the Historical Jesus”
  • $5,996 to Dr. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman (College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA) for “Languaging Landscape: Entanglements of Identities and Borders in the Iron Age Shephelah”

Congratulations, Dr. Hughes Huff!

Dr. Charles Hughes Huff is Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY. Hughes Huff earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East at the University of Chicago in 2019. He studies how ancient authors portray social practices in narratives and use technical and metaphorical language to make ritual authoritative. He is also interested in how scholars rely on modern ethical stances to evaluate ancient Middle Eastern social practices, particularly punishments. Hughes Huff is an experienced teacher, and he cares deeply about pedagogy. He has taught courses in Bible, the reception of Bible in popular culture, ethics and moral theology, social justice, and philosophy. Outside the classroom, he enjoys wine and cycling, but not at the same time.