History Grad Student Earns Torbet Prize
The American Baptist Historical Society invited submission for the Torbet Prize for the Best Essay in any area of Baptist History. Along with a $500 award, the winner would be eligible for publication in an upcoming issue of the American Baptist Quarterly.
The judges for the contest, the Reserach and Publication Committee of the ABHS Board of Managers, unanimously voted for Baylor grad student, Issac Tuttle of the History Department, for his essay on Thomas Dixon, Jr. and the "New Negro" to be the recipient of the Torbet Prize for 2023.
To help narrow down this nation-wide submission, the judges had a very specific criteria. The author had to submit an essay that had not already been published in any major scholarly work, had to follow specific citations and formatting rules, and also make a unique contribution to the field of Baptist history and/or theology.
The ABHS had established the Torbet Prize to honor Robert George Torbet (1912-1995). Torbet was an American Baptist historian and educator whos significant contributions to Baptist research and publication inspired the encouragement for development of young scholars in the field of Baptist history studies.