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Reformation & Renaissance Review

Winner of the Douglas Murray Prize Announced

About the prize

Reformation & Renaissance Review and its Douglas Murray Prize adjudication panel (independent of the Editorial Team) is pleased, in accord with the prize-guidelines, to announce the winner of the prize for 2018.

This is KIRK SUMMERS, Professor of Classics in the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA.

The prize is for his article in RRR 20, no. 2 (2018): 134-154, entitled: “Reformation Humanism: Reading the Classics in New Theology”.

The panel was composed of Paul Ayris (London), David Bagchi (Hull), and Luka Ilic (Mainz).

Some of their comments on the article were:

  • An original thesis …  on a doctrinal basis (the Fall) Calvin legitimized the reading of pagan authors in education.
  • A very impressive contribution to Reformation and Renaissance studies.
  • The study is very well written and well argued
  • A thoroughly convincing essay.


Previous Winners:

2017: Federico Zuliani (Italy), “Experiencing Chance: A Sixteenth-Century Italian Minister [Scipione Lentulo] Studying the Bible in Chiavenna”