Natalia Marandiuc, assistant professor of Christian theology at Perkins School of Theology, is the winner of the 2018 Aldersgate Prize for her book The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Indiana Wesleyan University’s John Wesley Honors College awards the Aldersgate Prize annually to celebrate the outstanding achievement of an author whose scholarship challenges reductionistic trends in academia by yielding a broadly integrative analysis of life’s complexities and by shedding fresh light on ultimate questions that can enrich Christian conceptions of human flourishing.
After reviewing over 70 nominations for this year’s prize, the Aldersgate Prize selection committee unanimously chose The Goodness of Home as the most laudable, timely and inspiring example of this kind of scholarly endeavor.
Born and raised in Romania, Marandiuc pursued her graduate work in religious and theological studies at Yale University under the direction of Professor Miroslav Volf.
She will accept the Aldersgate Prize at the 2019 Celebration of Scholarship Luncheon on April 11, 2019, at Indiana Wesleyan, where she will offer the keynote address.
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