LFP Book Award

Announcing the Winner of the 2015 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

The biennial Lilly Fellows Program Book Award honors an original and imaginative work from any academic discipline that best exemplifies the central ideas and principles animating the Lilly Fellows Program. These include faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition, the vocation of teaching and scholarship, and the history, theory, or practice of the university as the site of religious inquiry and culture.

Read a review of the Winner and Finalists in The Cresset here.



Becoming Beholders: Cultivating Sacramental Imagination and Actions in College Classrooms
Edited by Karen E. Eifler and Thomas M. Landy    
Liturgical Press, 2014
ISBN-13:  9780814682715

Becoming Beholders, edited by Karen E. Eifler and Thomas M. Landy, explores how a vision of creation rooted in the Incarnation can impact scholarship and teaching for Catholic and non-Catholic scholars alike.  Becoming Beholders demonstrates how this vision, or “sacramental imagination,” can work hand-in-hand with disciplinary training to move scholar-teachers to see deeply—that is, to help them understand how pedagogy and disciplinary modes of observation, questioning, theorizing, and experimentation connect to an understanding of creation as divine gift.  Becoming Beholders will invigorate thoughtful scholarship and teaching and perhaps, most importantly, inspire new ways of seeing and being.



The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education                                        Beginning with the Word: Modern Literature and the Question of Belief
Edited by Christopher Gehrz                                                                              Roger Lundin
InterVarsity Press, 2014                                                                                      Baker Academic/Brazos, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780830840717                                                                                  ISBN-13: 9780801027260


The deadline for nominations the 2017 LFP Book Award is March 1, 2017.  Nomination information will appear in fall, 2016.

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Applications for 2017 Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowships

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2015 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award Winner and Finalists

Click here to see the winner of and finalists for the 2015 Lilly Fellows program Book Award!  Click here to read reviews in The Cresset of the winner and finalists.

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