Where are the finest Christian theology professors of tomorrow?  They are in graduate school today!

The Louise and Richard Goodwin Writing Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing was founded in 2001 to recognize upcoming scholars in the theological field. The writing prize is awarded by the Board of Directors of Theological Horizons, a non-profit corporation fostering reflection and responsibility in the church, the community, and the academy. Award are given to essays that demonstrate:

  • creative theological thinking,
  • excellence in scholarship,
  • engagement with the Christian tradition, and
  • commitment to the well-being of the church.

Submissions must be postmarked June 1st. Please email goodwinprize@theologicalhorizons.org for questions.

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2016 Prize Winners

The $2,500 prize has been awarded to Stephen D. Lawson of Saint Louis University for his essay, “Only Through Time/Time is Conquered: A Theological Reflection.”

The $1,000 prize has been award to Nadia Marais of the Stellenbosch University for her essay, "Lovelyn, Belhar, and Mary: Exploring the rhetoric of confession as resistance to injustice."

Brittany Fiscus of Columbia Theological Seminary has been awarded $500 for her essay, "The 'Sum of the Gospel' as Good News on the Street."

Past Goodwin Writing Prize Winners