Giuseppe Alberigo Award 2021

FSCIRE, the Emilia-Romagna Region, and the European Academy of Religion (EuARe) are glad to announce the third edition of the Giuseppe Alberigo Award.

Giuseppe Alberigo (1927-2007) was a historian of great magnitude who combined exceptional and exemplary rigour in research and unique timeliness in the intellectual and theological debate of his time, thereby offering a precious contribution to sowing the seeds of criticism in generations of scholars internationally.

In memory of his fervour and wealth of critical studies, the Region of Emilia-Romagna and FSCIRE, to which Alberigo dedicated 54 years of his life, will confer a sum of € 11,000 (Senior Award, € 7,000; Junior Award € 4,000), which will reward scholars engaged in a field of religious science, whether historical, exegetical, theological or other, without any form of limitation concerning the type of study.

The prize will be awarded during the next Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion (June 20-23, 2022) in Bologna, where the three finalists in each category will also be invited to present their works.

The Senior Award goes to Edwin Chr. Van Driel (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) for the work Rethinking Paul. Protestant Theology and Pauline Exegesis (Cambridge University Press, 2021). 

The Junior Award goes to Sarah Shortall (University of Notre Dame) for the work Soldiers of God in a Secular World. Catholic Theology and Twentieth-Century French Politics (Harvard University Press, 2021).

The awarding ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 16:30, at FSCIRE (Via San Vitale 114), within the framework of the panel 1962-2022: Vatican II sixty years after. New contributions and perspectives of the historical studies on the Council.

Full list of submitted works here.