FREDERIC G. MELCHER BOOK AWARD
FOR A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION 
TO
RELIGIOUS LIBERALISM
1964-2003

The Frederic G. Melcher Book Award is administered by the Unitarian Universalist Association and is given annually to a work published in the United States during the past calendar year judged to be the most significant contribution to religious liberalism. The first award was made in 1964.
 


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2003 Richard Rodriguez Brown: The Last Discovery of America
2002 James Carroll Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews
2001 No award  
2000 No award  
1999 David Halberstram The Children
1998 Wei Jingsheng The Courage to Stand Alone: Letters from Prison and Other Writings
1997 Andrew Young, Jr. An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America
1996 Robert D. Richardson, Jr. Emerson, The Mind on Fire
1995 Eva Fogelman Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust
1994 Diana Eck Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras
1993 Roger Rosenblatt Life Itself: Abortion in the American Mind
1992 Sissela Bok Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir
1991 Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried
1990 No award  
1989 Taylor Branch Parting the Waters: America in the King Years
1988 Toni Morrison Beloved
1987 Robert D. Richardson, Jr. Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
1986 Edward Harrison Masks of the Universe
1985 Sherry Turkle The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit
1984 J. Ronald Engel Sacred Sands
1983 Jonathan Schell The Fate of the Earth
1982 Anthony P. Dunbar Against the Grain
1981 John Boswell Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality
1980 Frank E. Manuel & Fritzie P. Manuel Utopian Thought in the Western World
1979 Sissela Bok Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
1978 Michael Walzer Just and Unjust Wars
1977 James Luther Adams On Being Human Religiously
1976 Joseph Campbell The Mythic Image
1975 Eugene Genovese Roll, Jordan, Roll
1974 Robert Jewett The Captain America Complex
1973 Dorothy Day On Pilgrimage
1972 William G. McLoughlin New England Dissent, 1630-1833
1971 Daniel Berrigan Trial Poems, No Bars to Manhood, and The Trial
1970 Erik Erikson Gandhi's Truth
1969 Donald B. Cutler, ed. The Religious Situation
1968 Alan Westin Privacy and Freedom
1967 Peter Gay The Enlightenment
1966 No award  
1965 Rolf Hochhuth The Deputy
1964 Herbert J. Muller Religion and Freedom in the Modern World

 
 
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