Mark Noll of the University of Notre Dame has won this year's Lilly Fellows Program Book Award for Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind. Here is a description of the award:
The biennial Lilly Fellows Program Book Award honors an original and imaginative work from any academic discipline that best exemplifies the central ideas and principles animating the Lilly Fellows Program. These include faith and learning in the Christian intellectual tradition, the vocation of teaching and scholarship, and the history, theory or practice of the university as the site of religious inquiry and culture.
Works considered for this year's award addressed the historical or contemporary relation of Christian intellectual life and scholarship to the practice of teaching as a Christian vocation or to the past, present, and future of higher education. Authors and editors cannot nominate their own works. Single authored books or edited collections in any discipline published in 2009 to 2012 are eligible.
The finalists were:
Susan Van Zanten, Joining the Mission: A Guide for (Mainly) New College Faculty
Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen, No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education
Congratulations to Mark Noll and all the finalists.