Dieleman Receives Grant from Calvin Institute of Worship

–Dec. 11, 2018

Trinity Assistant Professor of History Kyle Dieleman, Ph.D., is one of the inaugural recipients of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship’s Teacher-Scholar Grants for 2019-2020, as part of its Vital Worship Grants Program from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Dieleman intends to use the grant to continue to study the relationship between Sabbath observance and spiritual formation, offering historical insights and exploring contemporary adaptations. His previous research will be published in January with his book, “The Battle for the Sabbath in the Dutch Reformation: Devotion or Desecration?”

“The grant will provide for some course releases, a research assistant, travel funds, and a couple of seminars with church leaders and pastors,” said Dieleman.

This new stream of the Vital Worship Grants program recognizes that teacher-scholars in many disciplines have a unique role to play in strengthening and nurturing the life of Christian worshiping communities. These inaugural teacher-scholar grants will engage disciplines traditionally associated with worship such as theology and music, but also from philosophy, history, education, and African American Studies and women’s studies.  Along with Dieleman, recipients include scholars at research universities, seminaries, and regional Christian colleges. They represent eight states, one Canadian province, and the District of Columbia.

Each grant will fund a research project beginning in 2019 that shows promise to serve worshiping communities by strengthening Christian public worship practices.