BOOK PRIZE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR CATHOLIC THEOLOGY „THEOLOGICAL BOOK OF THE YEARS 2017-2018“
Thanks to generous sponsorship, ET is in a position to award up to two prizes for outstanding theological books at the Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology in Bratislava.
1. The book must have a theological theme and be a monograph.
2. A book can be proposed by its author or any ET member.
3. It must be a European book, either its theme, or with regard to its sources, or because its author comes from Europe, or is working in Europe.
4. Applicants can be established or emerging scholars. Applicants are considered emerging scholars until five years after earning their Ph.D. degree. Two separate book prizes can be awarded: one for a book written by an established scholar, and one for a book written by an emerging scholar.
5. The current and former members of the Presidium cannot apply for this award.
6. The book must be written in a European language.
7. The book must have been published between 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2018.
Acceptance of the adjudicating panel’s decisions with regard to the application of the above criteria is a condition of application.
1. The proposer must present a short biography of the author and a summary of the book that sets out the central thesis and main arguments in 3,000 to not more than 5,000 words. This text must be in one of the official languages of the European Society for Catholic Theology (English, French, German).
2. The person nominating the book must also submit clear reasons why the book should be considered for the prize and how it fulfills the general conditions for a submission. This explanation must be in one of the official languages of the European Society for Catholic Theology (English, French, German).
3. Three copies of this text and one copy of the book must be sent to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sigrid Müller by the 28th of February 2019 at the latest. The books will not be returned to sender. The text and the book must also be sent in PDF format by email.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sigrid Müller
Department for Systematic Theology and Ethics
Faculty of Catholic Theology
University of Vienna
The book must meet the standards of quality expected of the academic discipline to which it belongs. Over and above that, a proposed book will be judged by whether it fulfills at least one or all of the following criteria:
1. The book should be able to interest a broad public in theology.
2. The book should bring theological research into dialogue with current public issues, such as social, political or economic problems.
3. The book should make a clear and significant contribution to the scholarly development of theological research.
Evaluating Committee and prize
The committee will work towards a recommendation for the Presidium that will determine the awarding of the prizes. The prize consists of an amount of 2,000 Euro in the category Established Scholar’s Theological Book” and of 1,500 Euro in the category “Emerging Scholar’s Theological book”. In addition, the prize winners will be the Society’s guests with all costs covered during the next International Congress.