Douglas Murray Prize 2015

Reformation & Renaissance Review is pleased to announce the winner of the third Douglas Murray Prize. The winning recipient will receive £1000 for their distinguished contribution to Volume 16.

The panel adjudicating essays by those eligible for the annual prize have confirmed the winner of the award for the best contribution to the 2014 volume as:

Bradford Littlejohn (formerly University of Edinburgh, UK)

Article title: The search for a Reformed Hooker: Some modest proposals, Reformation & Renaissance Review 16.1, pp. 68-82

The 2014 panel consisted of Barbara Pitkin, Emidio Campi, and Nicholas Thompson. Some extracts from panellists’ remarks:

Eminently readable… 


The author seeks to provide a discursive basis for renewed reflection on Hooker and the shifting patterns of Reformed tradition…

Both the clear assessment of the state of the question and the argument that the way forward lies in a deeper appreciation of, and integration into, larger Reformation history are sound and compelling…

Adventurous discussion…

Admirable maturity of judgement.

The winning article is also free to access online until the end of the year.

Bradford Littlejohn is also an Associate Editor of Political Theology and Managing Editor of Political Theology Today. His forthcoming book Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work, will soon be available at Cascade Books and is an expansion of the argument in this winning article.

For more information about the journal and the annual Douglas Murray prize, please visit the journal webpage.

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