IWU Professor Receives Saddlebag Award
August 31, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Robert Bray, R. Forrest Colwell
Professor of English, has be
en selected by the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church to receive the
first annual Saddlebag Award for his book, Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher.
Bray will sign books and receive the award at the annual meeting of the Historical
Society of the United Methodist Church, Thursday, Sept. 21, in Harrisburg, Pa. The
award honors the best book published in 2005 on United Methodist history, biography,
polity or theology.
The book, published by the University of Illinois Press, recounts the life of the
famous Middle Western circuit rider Peter Cartwright, who is famous in civil histories
as the Democratic nominee for Congress defeated by Whig opponent, Abraham Lincoln
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