SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Terryl Givens, a University of Richmond professor of literature and religion, took top honors for his recent book at Friday's annual Mormon History Association awards banquet.

Givens' "People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture," published last year by Oxford University Press, won the association's best-book award and a $2,000 prize. The award was presented at Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, along with several others by the association, which honors writing about LDS history.

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