CFP: Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize for IJST/SST

See the CFP below:

Society for the Study of Theology / International Journal of Systematic Theology

Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize

2019 competition deadline: 31 October 2019


The Society for the Study of Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology award an annual essay prize – now entering its sixteenth year – in memory of Colin Gunton.

The topic for the 2019 competition will be ‘Grace’. Because the prize celebrates Colin Gunton’s contribution to constructive Christian theology, essays should function within this same broad sphere. Entry to the competition is restricted to current students and to those within three years of their doctoral graduation at the closing date. Entries will be judged on academic merit.

The winner of the 2019 prize will be invited to attend the annual conference of the SST in 2020, where a presentation of the prize of £200 will be made as a part of the conference reception. The winning essay will be published in the IJST; other competition entries may also be considered for publication.

Essays must follow the Submission Requirements for Journal Articles, with the additional proviso that there is an absolute word limit on entries of 8,000 words (including abstract and footnotes). Essays should not include the author’s name, be under consideration for publication elsewhere, or have been published previously. The closing date for entries is Thursday, 31 October, 2019. The judges (two from the SST and two from the IJST) hope to make their decision by January 2020, and competing authors will be informed of the result by February 2020.

Entries should be e-mailed to Dr Martin Westerholm at

Further information about the prize can be found on the IJST website.


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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