History professor at Notre Dame wins national book awards
Published: April 26, 2004
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) -- George M. Marsden, a history professor at the University of Notre Dame, has won three national prizes for his biography, "Jonathan Edwards: A Life," published by Yale University Press. The book was among three chosen from among 180 nominees as this year's best in American history by the selection committee for Columbia University's Bancroft Prize for 2004. Marsden also won the 2004 Merle Curti Award for the best book in intellectual history from the Organization of American Historians and the biennial Annibel Jenkins Prize, given by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies to the author of the best book-length biography of a late 17th- or 18th-century subject. Edwards (1703-1758) was a controversial American theologian who was committed to fostering religious sensibilities in the increasingly secular world of his time.
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