Category: Religion

Teaching respect for other faiths is vital, says Grawemeyer winner

Teaching young people how to appreciate religious diversity is critical to achieving peace and security in the world, says the winner of the 2010 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Video interview with Donald Shriver Jr., winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Interview with Donald Shriver Jr., winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

U.S. must own up to misdeeds, says Grawemeyer religion winner

The United States must own up to past sins such as slavery and taking land away from Native Americans before it can be a truly great nation, says the winner of the 2009 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

2008 – Margaret Farley

2008 – Margaret Farley “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics” 2008 – Margaret Farley Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual EthicsA Yale scholar who says justice is an essential part of sexual ethics has won the 2008 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Margaret Farley, a professor emerita of Christian ethics at Yale […]

2007 – Timothy Tyson

A North Carolina scholar has earned the 2007 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his memoir analyzing the social and spiritual effects of a racially motivated murder in his hometown. In his 2004 book, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” Timothy Tyson tells the story of the killing of a young black man, Henry Marrow, by […]

2006 – Marilynne Robinson

“Gilead,” a book by Marilynne Robinson that earned this year’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, also has claimed the 2006 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. It is the first time a novel has won the Grawemeyer religion prize, which is given jointly by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Louisville. Described as “profoundly […]

2005 – George M. Marsden

The 2005 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion has been given to University of Notre Dame professor George M. Marsden for his masterful biography of colonial preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards, entitled “Jonathan Edwards: A Life”(Yale University Press, 2003). Edwards was considered by many to be the first great American religious thinker during the pivotal period […]

2004 – Jonathan Sacks

“For too long, the pages of history have been stained by blood shed in the name of God,” states London’s Chief Rabbi, Professor Jonathan Sacks, in his book, “The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations.” “Allied to weapons of mass destruction, extremist religious attitudes threaten the very security of life on […]

2003 – Mark Juergensmeyer

Why do religious people commit violence in the name of their God, victimizing and terrorizing innocents? Sociology professor Mark Juergensmeyer offers a timely study of religious terrorism and “cultures of violence” which give rise to it in his book, “Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.” The director of the […]

2002 – Miroslav Volf

Is there any hope of embracing our enemies? Of opening the door to reconciliation? Yale University theologian Miroslav Volf argues in his book “Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation” that exclusion of people who are alien or different is among the most intractable problems in the world today. Volf’s exploration […]