Caroline Walker Bynum’s Wonderful Blood: Theology and Practice in Late Medieval Northern Germany and Beyond has been selected to receive the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Historical Studies category. AAR offers the award to "honor works of distinctive originality, intelligence, creativity and
importance, books that affect decisively how religion is examined,
understood, and interpreted."
Bynum’s AAR Award for Excellence is the second in a row for a Penn Press author. Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity by Daniel Boyarin won the 2006 prize.