Anthony Valle, Research Fellow at Ave Maria University, was awarded a fellowship grant for the second year in a row from Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI in Rome. The Foundation awards grants to doctoral students working on dissertations in theology; the number of annual scholarships was doubled this year, from five to ten. Valle will use the grant to continue his doctoral work on the thought of Joseph Ratzinger for the S.T.D. degree in dogmatic theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome.
The Foundation recently featured Valle on the organization’s website, complete with a brief biography and a link to one of Valle’s scholarly contributions, the article, “Retrieving the Christological Core of Joseph Ratzinger’s Communio Ecclesiology,” which is part of the volume Proceedings of the international Symposium of Theology (Dublin, 2013).
Valle is a member of the Neuer Schülerkreis Joseph Ratzinger-Papst Benedikt XVI, a group which consists of current professors and doctoral students who are working on topics related to Joseph Ratzinger. They are an ancillary part of the original Schülerkreis, a group of former doctoral students of Ratzinger himself, and participate in an annual academic symposium with Pope Benedict in Castel Gandolfo and the Vatican.
His academic interests include Christology-soteriology and mystical-ascetical theology. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Liberal Studies-Great Books, an M.A. from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature, an M.A. from St. Joseph’s Seminary in dogmatic theology, and an S.T.L. from the Pontificio Ateneo Regina Apostolorum in dogmatic theology.