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.
WINNER OF THE 2015 LILLY FELLOWS PROGRAM BOOK AWARD
Becoming Beholders: Cultivating Sacramental Imagination and Actions in College Classrooms
Edited by Karen E. Eifler and Thomas M. Landy
Liturgical Press, 2014
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.
FINALISTS FOR THE 2015 LILLY FELLOWS PROGRAM BOOK AWARD
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.