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AAR Book Awards Announced
August 27, 2012
Contact: Stephanie Gray
The American Academy of Religion (AAR) has selected the 2012 recipients of the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and the Best First Book in the History of the Religions:
Award for Excellence in Religion: Analytical-Descriptive Studies
Award for Excellence in Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies
Award for Excellence in Religion: Historical Studies
Award for Excellence in 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 here. Awards will be presented at the AAR’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, November 18, 2012, 7:00–8:30 PM.
As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has over 10,000 members who teach in some 1,500 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.