Michael Knippa


“Converted Citizens: From National Allegiance toward Heavenly Adherence”


           Michael Knippa is a PhD student at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, has been named the 2016-2017 winner of the annual Word & World Essay Prize for Doctoral Candidates. Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry is the quarterly journal published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

            Knippa's winning essay, “Converted Citizens: From National Allegiance Toward Heavenly Adherence,” will be published in the journal’s Fall, 2017 issue. Michael's essay emerged as the winner from a large group of entries submitted by doctoral students in religion and theology from major seminaries and universities. In addition to having his essay published, Knippa will receive a cash prize of $1000.

            Copies of the Fall issue, which will contain Michael Knippa's essay, can be ordered from Word & World, 2481 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55108; (651) 641-3482; or on this website.