Nominations Open for the Third Annual Borsch-Rast Book Prize & Lectureship

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2018 Books by GTU Alumni and Faculty are Eligible for the $10,000 Borsch-Rast Book Prize

Nominations are open for the GTU's annual Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship. Books published in 2018 that were written by GTU graduates or current faculty can be nominated for the $10,000 prize until Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This generous annual award, now in its third year, was established to promote innovative scholarly publications by GTU alumni and faculty, and to encourage creative dialogue around significant cultural, theological, or religious issues.

Monographs published in 2018 can be nominated for the award now using the online nominations form. The winning author will be announced in November, and will be invited to give the third annual Borsch-Rast Book Lecture during the spring of 2020. 

The endowment for the Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship came from the sale of Trinity Press International, a venture dedicated to the publication of scholarly and often interdisciplinary theological studies. The prize and lectureship honor the joint example and collaboration of Frederick Houk Borsch (1935-2017) and Harold W. Rast (1933-2004). You can find additional guidelines and information about the Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship here.

The GTU will host the second annual Borsch-Rast Book Lecture on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 6:30 pm in the Dinner Board Room of the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. Dr. Timothy Wadkins (PhD, '88) will address themes from his prize-winning 2017 book, The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit.