Tijdschrift voor Theologie organizes, in cooperation with the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation, a biennial essay contest for young theologians and religious studies scholars (maximum age of contestants: 35). This prize has been named after the recently deceased theologian Edward Schillebeeckx (1914-2009), founder of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie in 1961. 2010 will be the first time this prize is awarded.
First prize: a sum of € 1000 and publication of the essay in the Tijdschrift voor Theologie. The awarded essay will be published in the 50th volume of the journal (in 2011).
Second prize (incentive prize): a sum of € 250 and publication of the essay on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.
The award ceremony will take place in November 2010 during a festive meeting/seminar, organized by the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation/a special session of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie (form, location and time to be established by the jury).
Participants are asked to submit an essay consisting of an original academic reflection on a subject concerning the relation between religious beliefs and modern culture, from the point of view of either theology, philosophy of religion or religious studies and in an appropriately literary style. This essay or article should present an original, new view on current phenomena or issues. The reflection from the point of view of either theology, philosophy of religion or religious studies may concern one particular of several different forms of religious beliefs or outlooks on life.
The essay should have a minimum of 4000 and a maximum of 5000 words (including notes). It can be submitted in either Dutch, English, German or French. Instructions for style and formatting of the text can be found on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie: http://www.tijdschriftvoortheologie.net/.
This essay contest is open to authors who are currently completing or have completed an academic education in either theology, religious studies or a related discipline and who have not reached the age of 36 on 1 July 2010. Authors do not need to have the Dutch or Flemish nationality and do not have to live in either of these countries.
The deadline for submission is 1 July 2010.