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2014 Aldersgate Prize goes to Christina Bieber Lake

University of Notre Dame Press author Christina Bieber Lake, the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College, is the recipient of the 2014 Aldersgate Prize for her book, Prophets of the Posthuman: American Literature, Biotechnology, and the Ethics of Personhood.

After reviewing some seventy nominations for this year’s prize, the Aldersgate selection committee was most impressed with Bieber Lake’s wide-ranging and prophetic interrogation of the assumptions and aspirations that animate our biotechnological age. As one committee member put it, “By drawing deeply on the particular strengths of her discipline, Bieber Lake demonstrates compellingly that we can navigate the treacherous ethical terrain of biogenetic technology with greater confidence and acumen by becoming careful readers of certain influential authors of American...

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John E. Thiel's "Icons of Hope" receives 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

The Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards have announced the 2014 winners. John E. Thiel’s Icons of Hope: The “Last Things” in Catholic Imagination received this year’s award in Theology.

The Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards have a 35-year history of promoting excellence in scholarly research at Jesuit member institutions, including all Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as three international institutions. The Awards are open to all faculty and administrators of these schools, including those with emeritus status, who have published a book in the three years immediately prior to the year of the designated discipline. The judging panel is comprised of fellow faculty members from Jesuit institutions who evaluate books on the basis of scholarship, significance of topic to...

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