Prizes

Book and Dissertation Prizes

Announcing the 2015 Winners

Book Prize: Bruce L. McCormack and Thomas Joseph White, eds., Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: An Unofficial Catholic-Protestant Dialogue (Eerdmans, 2014)

Dissertation Prize: James R. Gordon, "The Holy One in Our Midst: A Dogmatic Defense of the Extra Calvinisticum (Ph.D. dissertation, Wheaton College); director Kevin Vanhoozer

Paradosis Center Dissertation Prize
The Paradosis Center is pleased to announce the annual Paradosis Center Dissertation Prize. This prize will be awarded in recognition of the best doctoral dissertation that makes a contribution to Catholic, Orthodox and/or evangelical dialogue, whether in the area of biblical, historical, or dogmatic theology. Candidates must submit an electronic copy of their dissertation to the director, Prof. Charles Raith II craith@jbu.edu. Dissertations must be submitted prior to December 15 of the year in which the doctorate has been earned. The winner of the Dissertation Prize will be announced by March 1 of the following year. The winner will receive a $100 cash award.

Paradosis Center Book Prize
The Paradosis Center is pleased to announce the annual Paradosis Center Book Prize. This prize will be awarded in recognition of the publication of the book marking the most significant theological contribution to Catholic, Orthodox and/or evangelical dialogue in any given year, whether in the area of biblical, historical, or dogmatic theology. Nominations may be submitted by publishers, while self-nominations are also welcome. A copy of the nomination must be sent to the director: Prof. Charles Raith II, John Brown University, 2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs, AR, 72761. Indicate that the book is being submitted for consideration for the Book Prize. Nominations should be postmarked no later than January 15 of the year following the publication of the book. The winner of the Book Prize will be announced by April 1. The winner will receive a $300 cash award.

Previous Winners

  • 2014 winner of the Paradosis Center Book Prize: Thomas G. Guarino, Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine (Baker Academic, 2013)
  • 2014 winner of the Paradosis Center Dissertation Prize: Brett Stalkeld, "Transubstantiation: Sign and Reality in Ecumenical Dialogue" (Regis College, 2013); director Margaret O'Gara

(Previous winners under the Center’s former name, CCED)

  • 2013 winner of the CCED Book Prize: Jens Zimmermann, Incarnational Humanism: A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World (IVP Academic, 2012)
  • 2013 winner of the CCED Dissertation Prize: Andrew Black, Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Dayton: "'A Vast Practical Embarassment': John W. Nevin, the Mercersburg Theology, and the Church Question"; director: William L. Portier.
  • 2012 winner of the CCED Book Prize: Edward T. Oakes, S.J., Infinity Dwindled to Infancy: A Catholic and Evangelical Christology(Eerdmans, 2011)
  • 2012 winner of the CCED Dissertation Prize: Charles Raith, II, Ph.D. dissertation at Ave Maria University: "Aquinas and Calvin on Romans: Theological Exegesis and Ecumenical Theology"; director: Matthew Levering
  • 2011 winner of the CCED Book Prize: Todd Billings, The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Eerdmans, 2010)
  • 2011 winner of the CCED Dissertation Prize: Ryan Peterson, Ph.D dissertation at Wheaton College: The Imago Dei as Human Identity: A Theological Interpretation, director, Henri Blocher
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