For Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies
Established in 1985 as the only academic award given by The Catholic University of America’s School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Quasten Medal is named after the Rev. Johannes Quasten, a professor of religious studies who taught at CUA for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1979. Quasten published more than 100 books and articles and is mostly known for his four-volume “Patrology,” a standard reference in the field of ancient church history and historical theology.
Quasten Medal Awarded to Very Rev Professor John Erickson
On 30 January 2019, Dean Mark Morozowich conferred the Quasten Medal, the highest award of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, on Very Rev John Erickson, emeritus Peter M. Gramowich Professor of Church History at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York.