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Douglas Murray Prize

About the prize

Reformation & Renaissance Review provides an international platform for scholars, established and emerging, to publish research articles on any aspect of religious thought and life, theology and culture, from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries.

The widow of Douglas Murray (prematurely deceased in 2001) established a commemorative annual prize of £1000 for distinguished contributions to Reformation & Renaissance Review over the ten years starting from 2012 (vol. 14). A single prize of £1000 will be given to an eligible piece of unusually high quality, striking significance, and foreseeably wide impact. In the absence of such a recommendation, then two prizes of £500 each will be awarded to the two best eligible contributions.

To find out more about the research published by Reformation & Renaissance Review, read the journal's Aims & Scope. More information about the Douglas Murray Prize is available on the Journal Information page.

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About the winning articles

The award panel for this volume consisted of Torrance Kirby (Montreal), David Manning (Leicester) and Ian Hazlett (Glasgow). Some of their comments were:

On Svensson: Svensson succeeds in demonstrating the vitality of the tradition of Protestant commentary on Aristotle and the broad extent of its influence … Pushing beyond the usual interest in Melanchthon is fully justified and makes for a rewarding study.

On Spicer: This is a rich and intriguing study making effective use of a variety of methods and genres to advance its cause … the article is beautifully, and appropriately, illustrated.

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