LFP Book Award: Past Winners and Finalists

The 2015 Winner


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.

2015 Finalists

The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education
Edited by Christopher Gehrz
InterVarsity Press, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780830840717

 

Beginning with the Word: Modern Literature and the Question of Belief
Roger Lundin
Baker Academic/Brazos, 2014
ISBN-13: 9780801027260




The 2013 Winner

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind
By Mark A. Noll
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011
ISBN-13:  9780802866370

In Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind, Mark A. Noll draws on the resources of Christian thought not only to defend but to promote the pursuit of truth and beauty in the liberal arts. Building on and extending his  arguments in The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Noll demonstrates that thoughtful understandings of Christology and the Atonement not only justify passionate and precise academic work but offer specific guidance in the way  scholars and teachers approach their subjects. Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind—a book for scholarly and general audiences—is required reading for people of faith who are interested in the purposes of education and the  vocation of the teacher/scholar.

2013 Finalists

The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society
By Brad S. Gregory
Harvard University Press, 2012
ISBN-13:  9780674045637

No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education

By Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
Oxford University Press, 2012
ISBN-13:  9780199844739

Joining the Mission: A Guide for (Mainly) New College Faculty
By Susan VanZanten
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011
ISBN-13:  9780802862631


The 2011 Winner

Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults
An exemplary work of scholarship combining empirical data with personal stories, Souls in Transition:  The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults cuts through the media clutter on college-age adults to offer a vital portrait of their religious, moral, and spiritual assumptions and practices.  The implications in this work for the way colleges and universities--religiously-affiliated or not--recruit, retain, instruct, and prepare students for lives that matter are challenging and profound.  Souls in Transition should be required reading for anyone working in higher education.

2011 Finalists

Intellectual Appetite: A Theological Grammar
By Paul J. Griffiths The Catholic University of America Press, 2009
ISBN-13:  9780813216867
http://cuapress.cua.edu/

Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation
Edited by John Fea, Jay Green, and Eric Miller
The University of Notre Dame Press, 2010
ISBN-13:  9780268029036
http://undpress.nd.edu/

Does God Make a Difference?: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities
By Warren Nord
Oxford University Press, 2010
ISBN-13:  9780199766888
http://www.oup.com/us/


The 2009 Winner

The American University in a Postsecular Age

Edited by Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN-13:  9780195323443
www.oup.com

2009 Finalists

Catholic Higher Education:  A Culture in Crisis
By Melanie M. Morey and
John J. Piderit
Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN-13:  9780195305517
www.oup.com

The Future of Christian Learning:  An Evangelical and Catholic Dialogue
Edited by Thomas Albert Howard
Baker Publishing Group, 2008
ISBN-13:  9781587432132
www.bakerpublishinggroup.com

The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God
By Stanley Hauerwas
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007
ISBN-13:  9781405162470
www.wiley.com

Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community
Edited by Douglas Henry and
Michael Beaty
Baker Publishing Group, 2006
ISBN-13:  9780801027949
www.bakerpublishinggroup.com


The 2007 Winner

Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University
By Thomas Albert Howard, Associate Professor of History, Gordon College
Director, Jerusalem & Athens Forum
Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 0199266859
www.oup.com

2007 Finalists

Gladly Learn, Gladly Teach: Living Out One’s Calling in the Twenty-First Century Academy
Edited by John M. Dunaway,
Professor of French &
Interdisciplinary Studies and
Director, Mercer Commons
Mercer University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0865549656
www.mupress.org

The Decline of the Secular University: Why the Academy Needs Religion
By C. John Sommerville,
Professor of English History,
Emeritus, University of Florida
Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 0195306953
www.oup.com

Spirit of Service: Exploring Faith, Service, and Social Justice in Higher Education
Edited by Brian T. Johnson,
Chaplain, Gustavus Adolphus
College, and Carolyn R. O’Grady,
Associate Professor of Education,
Gustavus Adolphus College
Anker Press, 2006
ISBN: 1933371013
www.josseybass.com


The Inaugural Winner

Educating for Shalom: Essays on Christian Higher Education
By Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, and Fellow of
Berkeley College at Yale University
Edited by Clarence W. Joldersma and Gloria Goris Stronks, Calvin College
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004
ISBN#: 0802827535
Softcover: $24.00
http://www.eerdmans.com

Finalists

Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation
By Douglas Jacobsen, Distinguished
Professor of Church History and
Theology, Messiah College, and
Rhonda Jacobsen, Professor of
Psychology, Messiah College
Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN# 0195170385
Hardcover: $35.00
http://www.oup.com/us

Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University in a Liberal Democratic Society
By Michael Budde, Professor and Chair
of the Department of Political Science,
DePaul University, and John Wright,
Professor of Theology, Point Loma
Nazarene University
Brazos Press, 2004
ISBN # 1587430630
Softcover: $24.99
http://www.brazospress.com

Conceiving the Christian College
By Duane Litfin, President,
Wheaton College
William B. Eerdmans Publishing
Company, 2004
ISBN#: 0802827837
Softcover: $25.00
http://www.eerdmans.com

Can Hope Endure?: A Historical Case Study in Christian Higher Education
James C. Kennedy, Associate Professor
of History at Hope College, and
Caroline J. Simon, Professor of
Philosophy at Hope College
William B. Eerdmans Publishing
Company, 2005
ISBN#: 0802828582
Softcover: $28.00
http://www.eerdmans.com

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