2016 AAR Book Awards Announced
August 22, 2016
Contact: Sarah Levine
The American Academy of Religion (AAR) has selected the 2016 recipients of the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and the Best First Book in the History of Religions:
Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Analytical-Descriptive Studies
Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies
Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Historical Studies
Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies
Best First Book in the History of Religions
The Awards for Excellence and Best First Book in the History of Religions recognize new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. The awards honor books of distinctive originality, intelligence, creativity and importance; books that affect decisively how religion is examined, understood, and interpreted. For more information, please see https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/book-awards. Awards will be presented at the AAR’s 2016 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 7:30 PM. Each of the winning titles will be reviewed in upcoming issues of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
Founded in 1909, the American Academy of Religion is the world’s largest association of religion scholars, and its mission is to foster excellence in the study of religion by promoting research, publishing, and teaching about religion in academia. As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has about 9,000 members who teach in some 900 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services.