The Aldersgate Prize
Indiana Wesleyan University has the privilege each year of awarding the Aldersgate Prize for Christian Scholarship. This prize recognizes a published book's ability to reflect the highest ideals of Christian scholarship. Such a book demonstrates how rigorous Christian thought is brought to bear on any number of disciplinary or interdisciplinary forms of scholarly engagement. As a result, please note that these books are not simply related to various Christian objects of inquiry.
Recipients receive $3,500, an engraved glass sculpture from Kokomo Opalescent Glass (the oldest continuously operating decorative glass producer in the country), recognition in both Books and Culture and Christian Scholar's Review, and the opportunity to offer the keynote address at Indiana Wesleyan University's Faith and Learning Luncheon.
The recommending committee actively searches for titles reflecting the highest qualities of Christian scholarship. The committee also openly welcomes submissions by authors and/or publicists. In order to offer a submission, interested individuals should mail a brief letter of intent to submit, along with one copy of the book to:
Aldersgate Prize for Christian Scholarship
John Wesley Honors College
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953 USA
Books considered for the 2014 Aldersgate Prize will have been published between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2014.
Questions concerning the Aldersgate Prize for Christian Scholarship may be addressed to Ms. Sara Scheunemann, Program Coordinator for the John Wesley Honors College, at 765.677.1799 or email@example.com.
Aldersgate Prize Recipients
Dr. Brad Gregory, the Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair in Early Modern European History at the University of Notre Dame, for The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society
Dr. Catherine Brekus, Professor of American Religious History in the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, for Sarah Osborn's World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America