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2017 Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion

The 2017 Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion was awarded to Michaela Krauser '17 for her paper entitled, "She could not do without him on earth" Divine loss and creation in The Book of Margery Kempe.

The 2017 Jesse H. Holmes Prize in Religion was also awarded to Ellory Laning '18 for her paper entitled, I, Brother Scribe: Interactions of Masculinity, Femininity, and Gender Ambiguity in the Transmission of Love.

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.