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Follow the Money

Jim Davila points us to an article that confirms what visitors to this blog have long suspected. No matter what we heard in The Graduate, the big payoff is in patristics, not plastics.

The University of Hawai’i-Manoa has received a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to translate, edit and publish the writings of an Egyptian author who chronicled the life and thought of Christians in 4th- and 5th-century Egypt.

Associate religion professor Andrew Crislip will lead a team of scholars of Coptic language and literature to create a comprehensive edition of the works of Shenoute of Atripe, who headed a federation of Christian monasteries in Egypt.

The grant is among the largest awards this year from NEH.

Your taxpayer dollars, very well spent.