LFP 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.



A New Moral Vision, Gender, Religion, and the Changing Proposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917
By Andrea L. Turpin
Cornell University Press, 2016
ISBN:  9781501704789

A New Moral Vision by Andrea L. Turpinis an ambitious and thoughtful historical study that complicates and challenges the view that American higher education has simply become increasingly secular over time. The book weaves into a single story the complex changes in mainstream American Protestant religious life, gender roles and self-understandings, and American higher education from the period of women’s first thin wedge of entry into higher education in the 1830s to the end of the Progressive Era in 1917. This history, the book reveals, is less a straight line of secularization and more a twisting path that involves numerous “trajectories and tradeoffs.”



Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism
By Molly Worthen
Oxford University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9780190630515


At This time and in This Place: Vocation and Higher Education
Edited by David Cunningham
Oxford University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780190243920



Teaching and Christian Imagination
David I. Smith and Susan M. Felch
Wm. E. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2016
ISBN: 9780802873231


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