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MA candidate recognized

The Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) has awarded the first prize in this year's prestigious graduate student essay competition to Tenzan Eaghll, MA student in the Department of Religious Studies.

The intensely competitive award comes with a cash prize of $700, as well as an invitation to present this paper at next year's meeting of the CSSR, scheduled for late May at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, to be held in New Brunswick.

Tenzan’ research, under the supervision of Prof. Doug Schantz, focuses on the areas of Philosophy of Religion and the Intellectual history of Early Modern Christianity.

His winning essay is entitled “From Pietism to Romanticism: The Early Life and Work of Friedrich Schleiermacher.” The essay demonstrates that the early writings of the famous German philosopher Scheiermacher (1768 – 1834) were influenced by his Christian Pietist background much more than has been recognized by conventional scholarship.