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Deadline: December 15

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Deadline: January 17

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2017 AAR Book Awards Announced

October 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Levine
404-727-3059; slevine@aarweb.org

The American Academy of Religion (AAR) has selected the 2017 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
Noah Salomon, Carleton College
For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State
Princeton University Press, 2017

Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies
Noreen Khawaja, Yale University
The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre
University of Chicago Press, 2016

Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Historical Studies
Mona Hassan, Duke University
Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History
Princeton University Press, 2017

Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies
Lena Salaymeh, Tel Aviv University
The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions
Cambridge University Press, 2016

Best First Book in the History of Religions
Ruben van Luijk
Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism
Oxford University Press, 2016

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.

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.

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