Winner of the Douglas Murray Prize Announced for Reformation & Renaissance Review

Posted: 7 October 2019

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Reformation & Renaissance Review and its Douglas Murray Prize adjudication panel (independent of the editorial team) is pleased, in accord with the prize criteria and eligiblity, to announce the winner of the prize for 2018: Kirk Summers.

The adjudicating panel have awarded the prize of £1000 to Kirk Summers of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA, for his article:

Reformation Humanism: Reading the Classics in New Theology”, Reformation & Renaissance Review 20, no. 2 (2018): 134-154.

The panel was composed of Paul Ayris (London), David Bagchi (Hull), and Luka Ilic (Mainz). Extract from some of their comments on the article are:

“An original thesis … on a doctrinal basis (the Fall) Calvin legitimized the reading of pagan authors in education.”

“A very impressive contribution to Reformation and Renaissance studies.”

“The study is very well written and well argued”

“A thoroughly convincing essay.”

 

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