Kathleen Crowther’s book, Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation (Cambridge University Press, 2010), was awarded the Gerald Strauss Prize at the Annual Meeting of the Sixteenth-Century Society, held in Fort Worth, October 27-30. The Strauss prize is awarded by the Sixteenth Century Society to the author of the outstanding book on a German Reformation History topic published in English in the previous calendar year. The prize includes a $1000 award. The Gerald Strauss Book Prize is named in honor of Gerald Strauss, the influential scholar of the German Reformation and long-time Distinguished Professor of History at Indiana University. Author of eight books, including such well-known titles as Nuremberg in the Sixteenth Century (1966), Luther’s House of Learning (1978), and Law, Resistance, and the State (1986), Strauss was a meticulous researcher. His works were pioneering and sometimes controversial, but they continue to engage scholars and students of the German Reformation.
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