Scott Prinster has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Panel on Theological Education of the Unitarian Universalist Association to conduct his research for the coming year. This award provides support to scholars who are committed to strengthening the Unitarian Universalism through research and publication, excellence in teaching, and educational leadership.
Scott’s dissertation explores the scientific critique of religious authority as higher biblical criticism developed in the United States. By examining periodical literature in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, he is tracing the use of scientific language both to support and to refute the use of the Bible as an authority on the natural order. His advisor is Prof. Ronald L. Numbers.