Grad Students! 2013 Goodwin Writing Prizes

The Richard and Louise Goodwin Prizes in for Excellence in Theological Writing is a Theological Horizons competition that recognizes the finest theology graduate students from around the world. Submissions are due by June 1, 2013.  For more information about the competition, click here.  To find submission guidelines, click here.

After four rounds of readings of the exceptional essays submitted from across  60 schools, the board of directors of Theological Horizons chose the Goodwin Prize winners for 2012.

The $2,000 prize was awarded to Frank "Smith" Lilley of Vanderbilt Divinity School for his essay “Resurrection, New Creation and Economy: A Study of the Economic Life of the Church and Person”.  His advising professor, Douglas Meeks, received $500.

The $1,000 prize went to Jessica Hawkinson of Princeton Seminary for her essay, “Ordinary Mystery: Seeking the Divine in the Face of the Other”.

The $500 prize was given to Lincoln Rice of Marquette University  for his essay, “St.Thomas Aquinas’s Theology of Poverty as a Scripturally-Based Resource for Addressing the Sustainability Crisis”.

Abstracts of the winning essays and biographies of the writers are posted on here on our website.

We are greatly encouraged to see young scholars of such promise and commitment.  We thank all of the 2012 participants for their terrific work  and look forward to seeing a new round of submissions for 2013.