Book awards: Best First Book in the History of Religions

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Works (27)

The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Culture, Identity, and Diversity in the Sikh Tradition by Harjot Oberoico-winner, 1995
Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tukles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Traditi by Devin Deweeseco-winner, 1995
Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna by Jeffrey J. Kripal1996
The White Buddhist : The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott by Stephen R. Prothero1997
Manufacturing Confucianism: Chinese Traditions and Universal Civilization by Lionel M. Jensen1998
Politics and transcendent wisdom : the Scripture for humane kings in the creation of Chinese Buddhism by Charles D. Orzech1999
Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia by Robert M. Baum2000
Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism by Jonathan Klawansco-winner, 2001
The Manichaean Body: In Discipline and Ritual by Jason David BeDuhnco-winner, 2001
The Hammer and the Flute: Women, Power, and Spirit Possession by Mary Keller2002
Colors of the robe : religion, identity, and difference by Ananda Abeysekara2003
Effortless Action: Wu-wei As Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China by Edward Slingerland2004
The Myth of Ham in Nineteenth-Century American Christianity: Race, Heathens, and the People of God (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice) by Sylvester Johnson2005
Ghazālī and the Poetics of Imagination by Ebrahim Moosa2006
Poetics of Conduct by Leela Prasad2007
The Betrayal of Faith: The Tragic Journey of a Colonial Native Convert by Emma Anderson2008
God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination between the World Wars by Benjamin Lazierco-winner, 2009
Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe by Marc David BaerShortlisted, 2009
The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages by M. Cecilia GaposchkinShortlisted, 2009
Religion and Public Memory: A Cultural History of Saint Namdev in India by Christian Lee Novetzkeco-winner, 2009
To Live upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast by Rachel WheelerShortlisted, 2009
Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy by Joseph Kip Kosek2010
Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History (South Asia Across the Disciplines) by Andrew J. Nicholson2011
Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia (South Asia Across the Disciplines) by Ronit Ricci2012
The millennial sovereign : sacred kingship and sainthood in Islam by A. Azfar Moin2013
Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities by Anna Sun2014
The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo by Cécile Fromont2015

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Given annually by the American Academy of Religion to honor exceptional scholarship written in the field of "history of religions" by a single author writing his or her first book. The award was originally established by the American Council of Learned Societies in 1891.



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