The Moseley Prize 2016

A substantial first and second prize will be awarded for essays by seniors dealing in a scholarly manner with religion. The approach may be historical, literary, philosophical or scientific, but the focus of the essay should be on religious subject matter or on patterns of religious thought, sensibility, and conduct. Though the prizes are most often awarded to honors theses, relevant term papers and substantial essays written specifically for this competition will also be considered.  Please submit three copies of your entry no later than Wednesday, April 13, 2016 to the Religion Department Office. If your department's thesis due date is after April 13 and you wish to submit your thesis, please be in contact with Professor Susan Niditch.

Interested students are invited to consult Professor Susan Niditch, Chairman of the Moseley Committee, for further information regarding the terms of this competition.

The recipient(s) of the Moseley Prize for the year 2016 will be announced at Senior Assembly, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.

Winners of the Moseley Prize 2015

First Prize 

Kevin J. Hull '15
“Forthtelling Injustice:  An Examination of Arno and Frank Gaebelein’s Faith-Driven Journalism"

Second Prize 

Heather Yeon Woo Lee '15
“Cistercians as the Authors of Bible Moralisée Codex Vindobonensis 2554”

Third Prize

Blaine P. Werner '15
“The Buddha from Brooklyn: A Case Study in Western Lamas and New Buddhisms”


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