FHU Student Receives Durrington Award
Garrett Durham received the Durrington Award for Excellence in Biblical Research at Freed-Hardeman University’s academic awards ceremony Thursday, May 3. Through the generosity of Victor L. Durrington, the Durrington Award is to be given annually to the student who writes the best paper on a specific biblical topic.
Submitted papers are evaluated based on biblical foundation, comprehension of the topic, intellectual rigor, and a coherent and organized flow. A committee of FHU faculty and staff members choose the winner of the Durrington Award during the spring semester.
Durham’s winning paper, entitled “Perfect and Imperfect Knowledge of Economic Equilibrium,” makes reference to the siege of Samaria in II Kings to discuss economic equilibrium. Durham is a sophomore management major from Roanoke, Va. He is the son of Mike and Judy Durham.
Because of Durrington’s interest in promoting the spiritual teaching on the topic of social drinking, the 2012 topic for the paper will be “How Does New Testament Teaching about Christian Example Impact a Christian’s View of Alcohol?” Papers written from a biblical perspective on other topics of contemporary concern may also be submitted. Any FHU student enrolled during the fall, summer, or spring semesters is eligible to submit a paper.