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Prizes for "A Model of Christian Charity": A History of the Reception of John Winthrop's 1630 City on the Hill Sermon

FA-58221-15
"A Model of Christian Charity": A History of the Reception of John Winthrop's 1630 City on the Hill Sermon
Abram Van Engen, Washington University

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Prizes for City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism (Book)

Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize [link]
Date: 9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
Organization: Massachusetts Historical Society [link]
Abstract: Abram Van Engen, professor of English, has won the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize for City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism (Yale University Press). The Massachusetts Historical Society awards the prize for the best nonfiction work on the history of Massachusetts published during the preceding year. The judges for this year’s prize praised Van Engen’s innovative analysis of the history of Puritan thought. “Because Van Engen thoughtfully analyzes how Pilgrims and Puritans have been remembered, misremembered, denigrated, and celebrated over the centuries,” they wrote, “this book will ultimately influence how New England ‘Pilgrims’ and ‘Puritans’ are presented in textbooks and taught in classrooms at every level. This is truly an influential book.”


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