“Saving God” earns Mark Johnston an AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion

The American Academy of Religion (AAR), composed of over 10,000 teachers and scholars, recently selected the 2010 recipients of the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion – among the winners is Mark Johnston, whose Saving God: Religion after Idolatry took the top prize in the Constructive-Reflective Studies category.

According to Associate Director of Publications Stephanie Gray, the Awards for Excellence “recognize new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion.  The awards honor books of distinctive originality, intelligence, creativity, and importance, books that affect decisively how religions is examined, understood, and interpreted.”

Mark, along with his fellow award recipients, will be honored at AAR’s 2010 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on October 31, 2010.

Wonderful work, Mark!

For a complete list of recent award-winning Princeton University Press books, please click here.


  1. Response…True religion in the eyes of God is basically helping and loving one another and being uncontaminated from the world. There is nothing complicated about that until man takes and twists God’s Word and conforms it to their own liking. This book looks interesting.Congratulations Mark on your award and God Bless You


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