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Awards

Department of Religious Studies

Religious Studies Awards are announced annually during the Millsaps Awards Day ceremony.

2012 Religious Studies - Awards Day

 

AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY AWARD
for outstanding achievement in Biblical studies (awarded in consultation with the Classics and Philosophy Departments)

1971 James Avery Holder
1972 David Ronald McCollum
1973 Robert Douglas Carter
1974 Florence Jo Smith
1975 George Stennis Watson
1976 Joseph Tillman Reiff
1977 James Minor Matheny (chosen, though award not obtained from ABS)
1978 James Crawford Ray
1981 Mervyn Jonathan Altman; William John Singer, Jr.
1982 Susan Lee Woodward
1983 Elizabeth Milazzo
1984 Marilyn Diener
1986 Mary Theresa Woodward
1987 Dianne P. Harms
1992 Rachel Furner
1993 Aileen Yelle
1996 Howard Y. Pickett
1997 Elizabeth Young
1999 Margus Sarglepp
2000 Mark Anthony Salvaggio

 

BISHOP'S MEDAL
for the outstanding senior going on to seminary and planning to enter the pastoral ministry of the United Methodist Church

1993 Heather Hensarling
1994 Cynthia Dee Weems
1995 Albert Deon Mosley
1997 Lamar Kirk Mitchell
1998 Michael Barham
1999 Andrea Kersh Johnson
2000 Martha Louise Ostenrude
2003 James Barrett Ingram
2004 George Richard James
2005 Jacob Dale Wilson
2006 William Bradford Corban; Theon Lemure Johnson III

2009

2011

2012

Candice L. Fisher

Katie O'Neal Sorey

Caitlin Allyn White

 

EXCELLENCE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES AWARD

2005 Matthew Hunter Marston
2006 Khyati Gupta
2007 Jessica Lee Hoffpauir
2008 Kathryn Danielle Cook; Thomas Brown Richardson

2009
2010

2011

2012

Thomas Alexander Allain
Brittany Nicole Tait

Laura Jean Cost

Amy Nicole Patterson

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES PAPER AWARD
for the outstanding paper of the year in religious studies

1994 Howard Y. Pickett, "Beyond Intoxication in the Mysticism of al-Hallaj"
1996 Elizabeth Young, "Encountering the Text: Ceremony"
1997 Charles Lee Duval II
1998 Andrea Kersh Johnson, "Augustine, Luther and Schleiermacher:  Sin and Human Identity"
1999 Drew Carraway Walker
2001 Drew Carraway Walker
2003 Judith Claire Coleman, "Truth in Negation:  A Positive Reading of Deconstructive A/Theology"
2004 Jason Michael Bronson, "Ethics, Literature, History, and War:  Evil Everywhere"
2005 Stacey Elizabeth Douglas, "The Mystical Qualities in the Song of Songs"
2006 Belinda Barrios Rives, "A Model for All?  Religious and Sexual Identity Integration in Homosexual Persons"
2007 Thomas Brown Richardson, "Fitting In:  The Women of Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus in Relation to the Gospel"
2008 Thomas Brown Richardson, "From Indefinable to Immortal:  Death and Afterlife's Influence on Eastern Traditions"
2009 Brittany Elise Hickman, "Lost in Translation:  The Chinese Rites Controversy"

2010

2012

Brittany Nicole Tait, "Bahai: A Global Faith"

Kyle Mark Howe, "Nonviolent Resistance in the Apocalypse of John"