Congratulations to Brennan Breed who received the 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise for his book Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History. In his book, Breed argues that biblical interpretation should focus on the shifting capacities of the text, viewing it as a dynamic process rather than a static product. Breed alters the question from “what does this text mean?” to “what can this text do?”
An award ceremony will be held in the “Alte Aula” in the Old Hall of the University of Heidelberg, Germany on May 6, 2016. Breed will be a guest at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg. He will also participate in a colloquium with members of the Forschungszentrum Internationale und Interdisziplinare Theologie in Heidelberg.
The Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise awards outstanding doctoral or first post-doctoral works, which address the topic “God and Spirituality.” Every year, 10 scholars are selected by an international committee of evaluators from 19 countries.
Breed is currently an Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.