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Point of Interest for Religious Scholars

Chicago & Turabian Style Citation Guides

Sam R. Marks Prize In Religion

The Sam R. Marks Prize in Religion originated with a letter from Sam R. Marks, a Jacksonville lawyer. The letter, dated December 15, 1950, expressed Marks' desire to establish an annual prize to stimulate greater interest among the students in the Religion Department (as it was then called). Mr. Marks suggested essays dealing directly with the Bible be the main focus of the prize. He wished to encourage those interested in biblical study to sharpen their ability to understand and interpret the Bible and to communicate their knowledge effectively in writing and in speech. The first award was given on May 23, 1952, to Mr. Parker McLendon for "The Meaning of the Prophet Hosea for Today" and second place to Ms. Gloria Kline for "Jesus' Estimate of the Worth of Human Personality."

Competition for the Sam R. Marks Prize in Religion is open to all students. The prize of $400 is awarded to the best paper in biblical research. The competition is advertised during the first week of February on the DeLand campus. Recipients of the Sam R. Marks Prize in Religion will be honored at the Theta Alpha Kappa Induction Ceremony.

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