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  • Passing of Geoffrey W. Grogan: Geoffrey W. Grogan, author of the Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary volume on the Psalms, passed away on August 31, 2011. Eerdmans extends its deepest condolences to Geoffrey's friends and family. To learn more about Dr. Grogan, visit his memorial website.

  • Eight Eerdmans Authors Receive 2011 Catholic Press Association Awards: The Catholic Press Association selected Maurice Blondel by Oliva Blanchette as the winner in the Biography Category, New Proofs for the Existence of God by Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. as winner in the Faith and Sciences Category, and gave second and third place honors to six other Eerdmans titles. To see the full list of award winners, read the The Catholic Journalist.
  • Nathan MacDonald Receives the 2011 Freedman Award: The Society of Biblical Literature has awarded the 2011 David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship to Nathan MacDonald for his paper, “Ritual Innovation: The Feast of Weeks from the Covenant Code to the Temple Scroll.” MacDonald is lecturer in Old Testament at St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, and the author of What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times.
  • Holifield Named to American Academy of Arts & Sciences: E. Brooks Holifield is Candler Professor of American Church History at Emory University's Candler School of Theology and author of God's Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America. He was recently named a 2011 fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Visit the Emory University website for more information.
  • Passing of Historian Edwin S. Gaustad: Eerdmans offers its sympathies to the family of Edwin S. Gaustad, one of the foremost historians of American religion who passed away on Friday, March 25. Please see our note of rememberance for Ed Gaustad on our blog. Eerdmans was fortunate to publish many of Gaustad's works, including Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson and Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People. For more information about the life and work of this first-rate scholar, read his obituary in the New York Times.
  • Piet Naudé Appointed to Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Awarded Andrew Murray–Desmond Tutu Book Prize: South African professor and author Piet Naudé was appointed to be the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic Affairs of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, at which he heads up the Business School. Naudé is also an ordained pastor, and his new book, Neither Calendar nor Clock: Perspectives on the Belhar Confession, was just awarded the prestigious Andrew Murray–Desmond Tutu Prize. Visit the NMMU website for more details.
  • Eerdmans Announces New Director of Sales: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company is pleased to announce announce that Franklin Goldberg — formerly Eerdmans’s inside sales representative — has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales. For more information, read our news release.
  • Allan Hugh Cole Jr. Named Academic Dean of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary: In March 2011 Allan Hugh Cole Jr. took the position of Academic Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. He was installed as dean in replacement of Michael Jinkins, who became President of Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, in September 2010. Cole is the author of From Midterms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings and Be Not Anxious: Pastoral Care of Disquieted Souls. Jinkins is the author of Letters to New Pastors and Called to Be Human: Letters to My Children on Living a Christian Life.
  • Academy of Parish Clergy Awards Three Eerdmans Titles: The Academy of Parish Clergy awarded Martin E. Marty's Building Cultures of Trust the 2011 Book of the Year Award and listed two other Eerdmans titles as Top Ten Books of 2011: Hannah's Child by Stanley Hauerwas and Practice Resurrection by Eugene Peterson. For the full list of winning titles, visit Sharing the Practice, the Academy of Parish Clergy blog.
  • Three Eerdmans Authors Receive 2011 Christianity Today Book Awards: Christianity Today selected Hope in a Scattering Time by Eric Miller as the winner in History and Biography, Practice Resurrection by Eugene Peterson as the winner in Spirituality, and recognized Calvin's Ladder by Julie Canlis with an award of merit in Theology and Ethics. For the full list of winning titles, visit ChristianityToday.com.
  • The Word of God for the People of God Wins the 2011 CCED Book Prize: The Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue awarded J. Todd Billings's The Word of God for the People of God the 2011 CCED Book Prize for its significant contribution to biblical interpretation. Visit the CCED website for more information about this award.
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