2011 Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion

Noah MarksNoah Marks was awarded the 2012 Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion for his paper Conservative Jewish Legal Hermeneutics Through the Lens of Douglas' Purity and Danger. A Case Study of Female Witnesses.

The Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion is a gift of the late Eleanor S. Clarke of the Class of 1918 and named in honor of Jesse Holmes, Professor of History of Religion and Philosophy at Swarthmore College from 1899 to 1934. The prize is awarded annually to the student who submits the best essay in a competition judged by the Department of Religion.