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 individuals whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks, not just to scholars, but more broadly to the public as well. The Marty Award is not a "lifetime achievement award" but instead a recognition of exceptional work that fits the criteria above, at any stage in that person's career.
View a list of past winners.
Nominators must be AAR members.
Membership in the American Academy of Religion is not required for nominees.