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The Grawemeyer Award in Religion

The Louisville Grawemeyer Award honors highly significant contributions to religious and spiritual understanding. By “religion” we mean, to paraphrase a classic definition by William James, the feelings, acts and experiences of humans insofar as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they consider the divine. The purpose of the Award is to honor and publicize annually creative and constructive insights into the relationship between human beings and the divine, and ways in which this relationship may inspire or empower human beings to attain wholeness, integrity or meaning, either individually or in community.

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News Item CURRENT WINNER (2014): Tanya Luhrmann
A Stanford University psychological anthropologist, Luhrmann earned the Grawemeyer Award in Religion for her research in the development of modern evangelical Christianity.
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