Award Winning Books: Religion

Chanting Down Babylon

The Rastafari Reader

Edited by William David Spencer, Adrian Anthony McFarlane, and Nathanial Samuel Murrell

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

A comprehensive and indispensable study of the Rastafarian Movement

467 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table 1 figure


The Eternal Present of Sport

Rethinking Sport and Religion

Daniel A. Grano

2018 Outstanding Book of the Year Award, National Communication Association's Communication and Sport Division

Rethinking the changes surrounding religion and elite sport cultures

282 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone


The Evangelical Crackup?

The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition

Edited by Paul A. Djupe and Ryan L. Claassen

Paul Djupe, recipient of the 2021 Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award, American Political Science Association

Explaining evangelicalism’s relationship to the party system

302 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 52 figures


Holy Leisure

Recreation and Religion in God's Square Mile

Troy Messenger

Winner of the the Outstanding New Book on New Jersey award from the New Jersey Historical Alliance, 1999

An accessible account of the first permanent religious meeting ground in the U.S.

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


It Comes from the People

Community Development and Local Theology

Mary Ann Hinsdale, Helen M. Lewis and S. Maxine Waller

Co-winner for the Transformational Politics Book Award, American Political Science Association, 1996

An Appalachian community develops a theology of liberation

400 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 25 halftones, 1 map


Las Hermanas

Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

Lara Medina

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2005

The history of a feminist religious movement that mobilized the Chicana/Latina community

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 10 halftones


Pedagogies of Woundedness

Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority

James Kyung-Jin Lee

Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2022

What happens when illness betrays Asian American fantasies of indefinite progress?

224 pages | 6 x 9


Religion and Political Tolerance in America

Advances in the State of the Art

Edited by Paul A. Djupe

Paul Djupe, recipient of the 2021 Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Outstanding Scholar Award, American Political Science Association

Cutting-edge scholarship that sets the agenda for research on religion and political tolerance

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 24 tables, 18 figures


St. Peter's Church

Faith in Action for 250 Years

Cordelia Frances Biddle, Elizabeth S. Browne, Alan J. Heavens, and Charles P. Peitz

Laurence D. Fish Award for Outstanding Parish History from the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists, 2014

A history of the second-oldest Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, published in honor of its 250th anniversary

272 pages | 8 x 10 | 125 color illustrations