Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award
The Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion, established in 1996, recognizes extraordinary contributions to the public understanding of religion. The award goes to those whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks, not just to scholars, but more broadly to the public as well. The contribution can be any medium (e.g., books, films, TV, public speaking), so long as it is based on scholarship in religion. Nominees need not be AAR members or academics. Nominations and self-nominations are welcomed.