Thursday, April 2, 2009

Former Student praised in Theological Essay Competition

Fr Peter Anthony (SSH 2003-05) has been awarded second prize in the Conference of European Churches 2009 Youth Theological Essay Competition. His essay "Hope: mystery and communion" was praised for its "effective combination of current experience and biblical exegesis, and for its strong ecumenical perspective."

Entrants were invited to submit a short essay on the relevance of hope in contemporary European culture with particular reference to the 2009 Conference Assembly's theme, "Called to one hope in Christ".

Entries from across Europe were submitted but Fr Peter's work, along with two other entrances, will be rewarded by the presentation of awards at the 13th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches at Lyon in July this year.

Fr Peter, who is currently serving as Assistant Curate in Hendon, will be returning to St Stephen's House in September 2009 to undertake postgraduate research on apocalyptic literature in the New Testament.

The CEC Press Release can be viewed here.