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Children's Spirituality Focus of Essay Competition

Wednesday June 6 2018

‘The spiritual nurture of children’ is the title for an annual theology essay competition, which this year carries a prize of £500.

The Editorial Board of the Theology in Scotland journal and the Scottish Church Theology Society have once again joined forces to promote the Fraser Prize essay title for 2018, with the prize provided jointly by the editorial board and the Handsel Trust.

In addition, the winning entry will be published in Theology in Scotland.

This year’s title is in keeping with the theme of the Scottish Church Theology Society conference in January 2019.

Topics which might be covered could include, but are not limited to: the spirituality of children; a study or studies of a project or projects associated with the spiritual nurture of children in the Church; Biblical and/or theological studies of the spiritual nurture of children; and contemporary social and cultural changes and their relation to the spiritual nurture of children.

The Fraser Prize is in honour of the Rev Dr Ian Masson Fraser, who died earlier this year, and aims to affirm constructive, creative, theological thinking within the wider church in Scotland. It is open to all, but there is a desire to encourage those who may not hitherto have had their work published. Contributions, of around 4000 words, should not have been published elsewhere. The final date for submissions is November 30 2018.

General enquiries and submissions should be sent to the editor of Theology in Scotland, the Rev Dr Ian Maxwell, on


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