UR's Longest Tenured Professor Frank Eakin Awarded Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award for Achievements in Religious Studies

August 10, 2018

Frank Eakin, Weinstein-Rosenthal professor of Jewish and Christian studies at the University of Richmond, has been awarded an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who, a publisher of biographical profiles.

The Lifetime Achievement Award endorses Eakin as a leader in the fields of religious studies and higher education. Award-winners are recognized for excelling in their field for at least 20 years and are selected for noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in their field of work.

Eakin has taught at the University of Richmond for 51 years, the longest of any current faculty member, and has served as the Weinstein-Rosenthal professor of Jewish and Christian studies for 42 of those years.

“Because of my academic background and personal interests, the Jewish and Christian Studies Chair has provided a meaningful venue for dealing, in a multi-faceted way, with the pivotal religious and cultural issue of anti-Judaism both in our immediate context, but also as a universal issue of crucial importance,” said Eakin. “I am deeply indebted both to the University and the Weinstein and Rosenthal families for the opportunity to hold the Chair in the Religious Studies Department.”

Eakin is the author of The First Tablet of the Commandments: A Jewish and Christian Problem and What Price Prejudice? Christian Antisemitism in America and is a former board member for both the Council for America’s First Freedom and the National Conference of Christian and Jews. A longtime member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he has been showcased in several editions of Who's Who in America®.

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