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CSLR Fellow Decock wins Novak Award
By CSLR | Emory Law | Jun 5, 2017 12:06:00 AM

CSLR Fellow Wim Decock has received the Novak Award from the Michigan-based Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

The award recognizes "outstanding research by scholars early in their academic careers to demonstrate outstanding literary merit in advancing the understanding of the relationship between religion, the economy, and economic freedom," according to a news release. The institute was impressed with Decock's research in theology, religion, and economic history.

Decock will make a formal presentation at the annual public forum known as the Calihan Lecture. The Novak Award comes with a $15,000 prize.

Decock teaches legal history at the Universities of Leuven and Liège in Belgium. He is an affiliate researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History in Germany. In addition to his interest in early modern Catholic and Protestant sources, Decock investigates the connection between moral theological, legal, and economic thought.