The John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University has begun to accept nominations for its second annual Aldersgate Prize. The Aldersgate Prize, which is offered annually, is intended to recognize a published book’s ability to reflect the highest ideals of Christian scholarship. Books that receive the prize will highlight how rigorous Christian thought is brought to bear on one or more disciplinary or interdisciplinary forms of scholarly engagement, as opposed to simply relating to Christian objects of inquiry.
The recipient of the Aldersgate Prize will receive a $3,500 stipend, an engraved glass sculpture from Kokomo Opalescent Glass (the oldest continuously operating decorative glass producer in the country), recognition in both Books & Culture and Christian Scholar’s Review and the opportunity to offer the keynote address at an Indiana Wesleyan University Faith and Learning Luncheon.
The recommending committee is actively searching 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 send a brief letter of intent, 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 2012-2013 Aldersgate Prize must be published between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013. The deadline for consideration is April 30, 2013.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.