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Stout earns major book award

Professor Jeffrey Stout has won an American Academy of Religion award for his book, "Democracy and Tradition."

Published this year by Princeton University Press, the book won in the category of constructive-reflective studies. It examines religious and ethical dimensions of democratic culture.

The award, one of four announced by the academy, recognizes new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. Books are selected based on their distinctive originality, intelligence, creativity and importance as well as on how they affect the examination, understanding and interpretation of religion.

Stout, a member of the Princeton religion faculty since 1975, also has written "Ethics After Babel: The Languages of Morals and Their Discontents" and "The Flight From Authority: Religion, Morality and the Quest for Autonomy." A contributing editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics, he currently is working on a book on religion and critical thought.

The award will be presented at the academy's annual meeting Nov. 20 in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1909, the learned society and professional association has 8,000 members.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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