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Award Winners Announced For Historical Studies

Date 04 May 1996 20:30:33


95404     Award Winners Announced For Historical Studies 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
PHILADELPHIA--The Presbyterian Historical Society has announced the winners 
of two awards for historical studies of American and Reformed subjects. 
The awards were announced here Sept. 30 by Virginia F. Rainey, moderator of 
the Committee of the Presbyterian Historical Society. 
     The Rev. Mark Valeri, professor of religious studies at Lewis & Clark 
College in Portland, Ore., received the Makemie Award for an outstanding 
published book-length contribution to American/Reformed history.  He won 
the $500 prize for his book "Law and Providence in Joseph Bellamy's New 
England: The Origins of the New Divinity in Revolutionary America," 
published in New York by Oxford University Press. 
     The society's Robert Lee Stowe Award, in the amount of $250, was 
awarded to Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in Las Placitas, N.M.  The 
award is given for the best published historical study of an American 
Presbyterian or Reformed congregation.  The winning entry is entitled 
"Century of Faith: One Hundred Years in the Life of Las Placitas 
Presbyterian Church," by Suzanne Sims Forrest. It was published by Desert 
Dreams Publishers in Las Placitas. 
     A third Presbyterian Historical Society prize, the Woodrow Wilson 
Award for the best published scholarly article pertaining to an American 
Presbyterian or Reformed topic, was not awarded for 1995. 

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