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2013 American Academy of Religion Book Awards Announced
August 9, 2013
Contact: Sarah Levine
The American Academy of Religion (AAR) has selected the 2013 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 Religion: Analytical-Descriptive Studies
Award for Excellence in Religion: Constructive-Reflective
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 visit http://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/book-awards. Awards will be presented at the AAR’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 8:00–9:30 PM.
Founded in 1909, the American Academy of Religion is the world’s largest association of religion scholars. 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 AAR 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.