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Award Winners Announced For Historical Studies
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.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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