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Term and Conditions (Summary)
Rev. Edward A. Engelbrecht, STM
To maintain objectivity, the senior editor will catalog the entries and remove the names of all authors. A panel of theologians will jury all entries submitted by October 31, 2010. Announcement of award winners will coincide with the publication of the finalist papers in 2011.
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Term and Conditions (Details)
Research Paper and Bibliography Format
A paper must present original and previously unpublished research. A paper may not exceed 25 manuscript pages in length (8.5" x 11" page; 12-point Roman font; double-spaced type). Entries must be in MS Word. The body text must be written in English; footnotes may include texts cited from other languages. All annotations must have complete reference information and conform to the CPH Style Sheet. The jury process requires anonymity. Documents written so as to reveal the writer's identity will be disqualified. (E.g., Do not write with personal references to earlier work such as, "In an earlier article, I showed . . . ." A previously published writer should refer to himself in the third person.) A research paper will investigate historical theology by integrating doctrinal history, personal history, and church history within the broader context of civilization. It will present original research and conclusions. Its thesis will be introduced with the words, "The thesis of this paper is . . . ." The paper will include explicit references to passages from the Lutheran Confessions and may include interaction with other theological traditions as appropriate to the topic. The final section of the paper shall have the heading, "Application to Parish Life Today." There you will compare/contrast the paper's historical theology topic with issues faced by people now, concluding with admonition and encouragement for modern readers. Each research paper shall be accompanied by 3–5 pages of bibliography (8.5" x 11" page; 12-point Roman font; double-spaced type). Under the heading, "Primary Resources," the participant will list all primary resource material used. Following a heading, "Secondary Resources," the participant will list all helpful secondary resources used that pertain directly to Walther. (The bibliography should not include general reference works such as lexicons, unless cited for specific arguments in the paper.) Bibliographic entries must be in MS Word, have complete reference information, and conform to the CPH Style Sheet. CPH reserves the right to reject any paper that advocates teachings that are contrary to the Scriptures or the Lutheran Confessions, or which is written by an individual that has publically criticized Concordia Publishing House, or The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Submission of Entries
Rev. Edward A. Engelbrecht
The senior editor or his assistant will acknowledge receipt of each complete submission. Because the jury process requires anonymity, the senior editor will catalog all entries and remove the writer's name from each document before the jury process begins. Documents written so as to reveal the writer's identity will be disqualified (see above).
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