Monday, June 25, 2007

Colin Gunton Memorial Prize

Surely the set topic - the Spirit in the church - lends itself to an Edwardsian theme?

See here.

The Society for the Study of Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology offer an annual essay prize in memory of Colin Gunton. The prize for 2006 has been awarded to Dennis Hou, of Thousand Oaks, California, whose winning paper entitled ‘The infinity of God in the biblical theology of Denys the Areopagite’ will be published in a forthcoming issue. The SST and IJST would like to offer their congratulations to the winner, and their thanks to all those who entered the competition.

The topic for the 2007 prize is:

The Spirit in the Church

The winning essay will be awarded a prize of £200 and will be published in IJST; other essays may also be considered for publication, subject to the agreement of their authors.

Essays should be between 7,000 and 9,000 words long, including notes; they should be written in English, and should follow the style guidelines laid out in the ‘Notes to Contributors’ in IJST.

They should not have been published before, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors should submit FOUR typed and stapled copies of the essay, and ONE copy of an abstract of not more than 100 words. The essay's title should appear on the abstract and all copies of the essay, but the name of the author should only appear on a separate cover sheet, together with the title of the essay. Essays will not be returned; copies may be kept in the SST archive. As the prize is intended to celebrate Colin Gunton's contribution to constructive Christian theology, essays should work within that broad area; they will be judged on academic merit.

The closing date for essays to be received is 1 November 2007. The judges (two nominated by IJST; two by SST) will make their final decision in January 2008, and all authors will be informed of the result shortly thereafter. The winner will be invited to the SST annual conference in 2008, where a presentation of the prize will be made at the conference reception.

The Society may be able to provide some assistance with the costs of attending the conference.
Essays should be submitted to:

Dr Mike HigtonSociety for the Study of TheologyDepartment of TheologyUniversity of ExeterQueen's BuildingQueen's DriveExeter EX4 4QHUnited Kingdom


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