Taves’ book receives SSSR’s 2010 Distinguished Book Award

Congratulations to Ann Taves, whose book, Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things has been declared winner of the 2010 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)!

The purpose of the award, according to the SSSR website, is to recognize the most outstanding book published by a SSSR member within the past two years. Judges on the award committee consider each book’s quality of scholarship, importance to the field, and relevance to the larger society when deciding which book to honor. Taves’ work, which has been praised as “clearly written, intellectually stimulating, and theoretically exciting” by Choice, was deemed the winner!

The award was presented at the Society’s annual meeting, from October 29 to 31, and included a plaque and $1000.

For a complete list of other award-winning books from PUP, click here.