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Undocumented and in College

by Terry-Ann Jones & Laura Nichols Fordham University Press (September 19, 2017)

The current daily experiences of undocumented students as they navigate the processes of entering and then thriving in Jesuit colleges are explored alongside an investigation of the knowledge and attitudes among...

Spiritual Grammar

by F. Dominic Longo Fordham University Press (July 11, 2017)

Spiritual Grammar identifies a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. In this surprising and theoretically nuanced study, F. Dominic Longo reveals how grammatical structures...

Paul Hanly Furfey

by Nicholas K. Rademacher Fordham University Press (August 08, 2017)

Nicholas Rademacher’s book is meticulously researched and clearly written, shedding new light on Monsignor Paul Hanly Furfey’s life by drawing on Furfey’s copious published material and substantial archival...

Phenomenologies of Scripture

by Adam Y. Wells Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent “theological turn” in phenomenology has established religion as...

Miracle on High Street

by Thomas A. McCabe Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Just outside downtown Newark, New Jersey, sits an abbey and school. For more than 150 years Benedictine monks have lived, worked, and prayed on High Street, a once-grand thoroughfare that became Newark’s Skid...

Bob Drinan

by Father Raymond A. Schroth S.J. Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Raymond Schroth's Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in this country is nothing new. Four decades...

Deus in Machina

by Jeremy Stolow Fordham University Press (November 05, 2012)

The essays in this volume explore how two domains of human experience and action—religion and technology—are implicated in each other. Contrary to commonsense understandings of both religion (as an “otherworldly”...


by Jean-Luc Nancy & John McKeane Fordham University Press (December 03, 2012)

This second volume in Nancy’s The Deconstruction of Christianity explores the stance or bearing that would be appropriate for us now, in the wake of the dis-enclosure of religion and the retreat of God: that...

Live Long and Prosper

by Sandra L. Barnes Fordham University Press (December 17, 2012)

This pioneering new study of the Black megachurch phenomenon brings nuance and depth to the question, Are Black megachurches more focused on prosperity than on people? Black megachurches and their pastors are...

Speculative Grace

by Adam S. Miller & Levi R. Bryant Fordham University Press (April 09, 2013)

This book offers a novel account of grace framed in terms of Bruno Latour’s “principle of irreduction.” It thus models an object-oriented approach to grace, experimentally moving a traditional Christian...

Is Critique Secular?

by Saba Mahmood, Talal Asad, Judith Butler & Wendy Brown et al. Fordham University Press (May 09, 2013)

This volume interrogates settled ways of thinking about the seemingly interminable conflict between religious and secular values in our world today. What are the assumptions and resources internal to secular...

Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration

by Bruce V. Foltz, John Chryssavgis, Bill McKibben & Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Fordham University Press (June 03, 2013)

Can Orthodox Christianity offer spiritual resources uniquely suited to the environmental concerns of today? This book makes the case emphatically that it can indeed. In addition to being the first substantial...

Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World

by Mary Beth Combs & Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World is an insightful collection that articulates how Jesuit colleges and universities create an educational community energized to transform the lives of its students,...

Orthodox Constructions of the West

by George E. Demacopoulos & Aristotle Papanikolaou Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

The category of the “West” has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination. It has functioned as an absolute marker of difference from what is considered to be the essence...


by Richard Giannone Fordham University Press (June 01, 2012)

Hidden—Richard Giannone’s searingly honest, richly insightful memoir—eloquently captures the author’s transformation from a solitary gay academic to a dedicated caregiver as well as a sexually and spiritually...


by Catherine Keller Fordham University Press (July 11, 2017)

Intercarnations is an outstanding collection of provocative, elegantly written essays—many available in print for the first time—by renowned theologian Catherine Keller. Affirmations of body, flesh, and...

Breaking Resemblance

by Alena Alexandrova Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

In recent decades curators and artists have shown a distinct interest in religion, its different traditions, manifestations in public life, gestures and images. Breaking Resemblance explores the complex relationship...

Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

by Abdelwahab Meddeb & Jane Kuntz Fordham University Press (April 29, 2013)

Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism...

Europe After Wyclif

by J. Patrick Hornbeck Ii & Michael van Dussen Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

This volume brings together scholarship on pan-European late-medieval religious controversy, with particular attention to developments in England, Bohemia, and at general church councils. It builds on recent...

Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

by Carlin A. Barton & Daniel Boyarin Fordham University Press (October 03, 2016)

A study of ancient Latin and Greek words frequently translated religion with a view to showing how such mistranslation seriously obscures our understanding of those cultures including their Jewish and Christian...

Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

by Will Stockton Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

Framing the Christian defense of marital monogamy against Ephesians 5's suggestion that all believers are married in Christ, this book argues for the presence of competing marriage theologies in four Shakespeare...

Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

by Lowell Gallagher Fordham University Press (June 01, 2017)

This book presents a fresh understanding of the ethical legacy of the biblical figure of Lot's wife. It draws on archives of Jewish and Christian thought as well as modern philosophical and literary treatments...

The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

by Emmanuel Falque & George Hughes Fordham University Press (September 01, 2016)

The abyss, force, chaos, eros, animality and even bestiality, are fundamental aspects of human beings that neither philosophy not theology can safely ignore. We need to question today "in a way that responds...

Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent

by Manuel Asensi, Carl Good & Gregory C. Stallings Fordham University Press (December 02, 2013)

Explores the relation between religion, philosophy and literature.

Dialogue of Love: Breaking the Silence of Centuries

by John Chryssavgis Fordham University Press (April 15, 2014)

In 1964, a little noticed, albeit pioneering encounter in the Holy Land between the heads of the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church spawned numerous contacts and diverse openings between the two "sister...

Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

by Bruce Ellis Benson, Norman Wirzba & Brian Treanor Fordham University Press (September 01, 2015)

Being in Creation asks about the role of humans in the more-than-human world from the perspective of human creatureliness, a perspective that accepts as a given human finitude and limitations, as well as responsibility...

Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

by Catherine Keller, Elias Ortega-Aponte & Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre Fordham University Press (December 01, 2015)

In the face of globalized ecological and economic crisis, what role does political theology play in formulating the shared good and the sharing of goods? This remarkable collection of essays by philosophers,...

Words: Religious Language Matters

by Ernst van den Hemel & Asja Szafraniec Fordham University Press (June 15, 2016)

Examines the link between our (implicit) assumptions about language and our understanding of religious phenomena. In particular, focuses on the performative and material specificity of word use in religion.

The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

by Noëlle Vahanian Fordham University Press (March 03, 2014)

This book aims for nothing short than a renewal of theological thinking by extending and radicalizing an iconoclastic and existentialist mode of thought. Meditative and aphoristic instead of argumentative, this...

Crossing the Rubicon: The Borderlands of Philosophy and Theology

by Emmanuel Falque, Reuben Shank & Matthew Farley Fordham University Press (June 01, 2016)

Falque presents a theological critique of French phenomenology, engaging Levinas, Ricoeur, Merleau-Ponty, Bonaventure, Scotus, Aquinas... He advances a Catholic hermeneutic of the body and the voice, a phenomenology...

Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet

by Antonio Spadaro & Maria Way Fordham University Press (September 19, 2014)

This book investigates the concept of cybertheology and its effect on the ways in which we think Christianity. It relates Cybertheology to the works of theoreticians in media studies, anthropology and theology...

Neighbors and Missionaries: A History of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

by Margaret M. McGuinness Fordham University Press (July 01, 2015)

A history of the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine, a community of women religious founded to minister to Catholics in the United States through staffing and administering settlement houses and offering...

Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance

by Elaine Padilla Fordham University Press (December 02, 2014)

This book's relational theology analogically unfolds a view of a God of enjoyment whose exuberant passion contains the traces of suffering, yearning, permeability, intensity, and impropriety. God, in affectively...

Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

by Thomas J. Shelley Fordham University Press (June 01, 2016)

A history of Fordham University that traces the evolution of the institution from St. John' College, a small diocesan college founded by Bishop John Hughes in 1841, to one of the major Jesuit and Catholic universities...

Lessons in Secular Criticism

by Stathis Gourgouris Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

Disrupting recent fashionable debates on secularism, this book raises the stakes on how we understand the space of the secular, independent of its battle with the religious, as a space of radical democratic...

The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An Essay on Birth and Resurrection

by Emmanuel Falque & George Hughes Fordham University Press (May 01, 2014)

This book starts off from a philosophical premise: nobody can be in the world unless they are born into the world. It examines this premise in the light of the theological belief that birth serves, or ought...

Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation

by Colby Dickinson Fordham University Press (October 03, 2016)

This book investigates the form of spirituality given shape in the intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection, concerned especially with matters of representation and failure.

Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

by Ryan Szpiech Fordham University Press (May 01, 2015)

This collection of fourteen essays by scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam explores the nature of exegesis during the High and Late Middle Ages (11th to the 15th Centuries) as a discourse of cross-cultural...

To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy

by Adam Zachary Newton Fordham University Press (January 01, 2016)

"To Make the Hands Impure": Art and Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy proposes a wholly original model for the ethics of reading. With the image of the book lying in the hands of its readers as insistent...

The Weight of Love: Affect, Ecstasy, and Union in the Theology of Bonaventure

by Robert Glenn Davis Fordham University Press (December 01, 2016)

A study of the role of affect in the mystical theology and Passion meditations of the thirteenth-century Franciscan theologian Bonaventure of Bagnoregio

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

by Jeffrey S. Librett Fordham University Press (November 03, 2014)

This book demonstrates the inextricable entanglement of Orientalism and anti-Judaism in modern German letters. It shows how historicist narratives posit the Orient as fetish in lieu of absent origins, then appropriate...

Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

by William B. Kurtz Fordham University Press (December 01, 2015)

The American Civil War helped to isolate Catholics further from the rest of American society. The service of Catholic soldiers in the Union Army did not eradicate nativism or anti-Catholicism because so many...

Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas

by Mark D. Jordan Fordham University Press (December 01, 2016)

This book is an interpretation of the moral teaching of Thomas Aquinas's Summa of Theology. It argues that teaching on the virtues can only be understood by turning to the patterns of divine teaching in the...

Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

by Sharon V. Betcher Fordham University Press (November 11, 2013)

Spirit and Cosmopolis puts theology on location on the streets of our planet's cities and articulates philosophical reflection worked through religious values for living amidst the affective dynamics of the...

On Being and Cognition: Ordinatio 1.3

by John Duns Scotus & John van den Bercken Fordham University Press (October 05, 2016)

In this book Scotus addresses fundamental issues concerning the limits of human knowledge and the nature of intellect and the object cooperate in generating actual cognition by developing his doctrine of the...

Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude: A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation

by Hyo-Dong Lee Fordham University Press (November 11, 2013)

A comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (ch'i) in East Asia in regard to their respective and mutually illuminating potentials for sustaining...

Ecclesiastical Knights: The Military Orders in Castile, 1150-1330

by Sam Zeno Conedera Fordham University Press (May 01, 2015)

Ecclesiastical Knights is a spirituality study of the three military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcantara in Leon-Castile from the twelfth to the early fourteenth centuries. It explores the fundamental...

The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

by Willi Goetschel Fordham University Press (June 01, 2015)

Exploring the subject of Jewish philosophy as a controversial construction site in the project of modernity, this book examines the implications of the different and often conflicting notions at stake in the...

Motherhood as Metaphor: Engendering Interreligious Dialogue

by Jeannine Hill Fletcher Fordham University Press (August 09, 2013)

This volume takes women's voices and experiences as the primary data for thinking about interfaith encounter in the modern world. It places original work on women in mission, the secular women's movement and...

Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

by Stephen D. Moore & Laurel Kearns Fordham University Press (September 15, 2014)

This volume is the first full-length attempt from within the fields of theological and biblical studies to grapple with "the turn to the animal" currently underway in the humanities, a turn catalyzed in part...