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Phillips Student Wins 2024 Isaac Errett Award

23.05.2024 22:10 Age: 22 days
Category: General, SCJ Conference

Congratulations to Brody Van Roekel for being selected as the 2024 Isaac Errett Award winner for his paper sponsored by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society. The paper is entitled: "An Attempt to Reshape the World: Disciples Engagement with the Men and Religion Forward Movement in 1911-1912."

Brody's paper examines the turn-of-the-century Men and Religion Forward Movement (MRFM), which aimed to encourage male religious participation and address social concerns by rallying men across denominations and U.S. cities. The Disciples of Christ engaged significantly with the MRFM, adopting and adapting its militaristic and social reform rhetoric while articulating a distinctive eschatological vision as well as emphasizing the importance of relational connections.

Brody will receive the Isaac Errett award, along with a $500 cash prize at the 2024 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference on April 1-12 at Milligan College where he will present the paper during a parallel paper session.

Brody is a Master of Divinity student at Phillips Theological Seminary who plans to pursue ordination in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he works as a director for Atlas, a ministry that provides personal development services to individuals and families who are hurting that work that partners with churches and resource organizations to meet the emotional, physical, and their spiritual needs.

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society sponsors the Isaac Errett Award annually to recognize the best graduate student research paper in Stone-Campbell history and theology. Lisa Barnett, Assistant Professor of American Religious History, Phillips Theological Seminary, and a Trustee of the society, directs the selection process for this award.

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