The Moseley Prize 2014
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 two copies of your entry no later than Monday noon, April 14, 2014 to the Religion Department Office.
Interested students are invited to consult Professor Andrew Dole, chairman of the Moseley Committee, for further information regarding the terms of this competition.
The recipient(s) of the Moseley Prize for the year 2014 will be announced at Senior Assembly, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.
WINNERS OF THE MOSELEY PRIZE 2013
Priyanka R. Kumar '13
“Aung San Suu Kyi: A Look from the Intersection of Burmese Buddhism and Politics”
Jillian F. Stockmo ‘13
“Revitalizing Political Rhetoric: Religious Narrative in the Career of Barack Obama”
Dashiell M. King '13
"The Cognitive Nature of Religion"
Emma L. Saltzberg '13
"Rethinking Secularism in Turkey"