Amy Hungerford’s “Postmodern Belief” and Mark Valeri’s “Heavenly Merchandize” shortlisted for the 2011 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence

Congratulations to Amy Hungerford, whose book “Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960″ has been shortlisted for the 2011 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Textual Study of Religion.

We would also like to congratulate Mark Valeri, whose book “Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America” was shortlisted for the 2011 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of Religion.

“In order to give recognition to new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion, the American Academy of Religion offers Awards for Excellence. These awards honor works of distinctive originality, intelligence, creativity and importance; books that affect decisively how religion is examined, understood, and interpreted.”

Check out the announcement of the 2011 winning books here.