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Miracle of Amsterdam

by Charles Caspers & Peter Jan Margry University of Notre Dame Press (May 31, 2019)

The Miracle of Amsterdam presents a “cultural biography” of a Dutch devotional manifestation. According to tradition, on the night of March 15, 1345, a Eucharistic host thrown into a burning fireplace was...


The Other Pascals

by John J. Conley, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2019)

There have been many studies analyzing the philosophy of Blaise Pascal, but this book is the first full-length study of the philosophies of his sisters, Jacqueline Pascal and Gilberte Pascal Périer, and his...


God and the Teaching of Theology

by Steven Edward Harris University of Notre Dame Press (May 31, 2019)

Theologians today are facing a crisis of identity. Are they members of the academy or the church? Is it still possible to be members of both? In God and the Teaching of Theology, Steven Harris argues a way through...


Divine Scripture in Human Understanding

by Joseph K. Gordon University of Notre Dame Press (March 15, 2019)

Divine Scripture in Human Understanding addresses the confusing plurality of contemporary approaches to Christian Scripture—both within and outside the academy—by articulating a traditionally grounded, constructive...


Guatemala's Catholic Revolution

by Bonar L. Hernández Sandoval University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

Guatemala’s Catholic Revolution is an account of the resurgence of Guatemalan Catholicism during the twentieth century. By the late 1960s, an increasing number of Mayan peasants had emerged as religious and...


Intention, Character, and Double Effect

by Lawrence Masek University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

The principle of double effect has a long history, from scholastic disputations about self-defense and scandal to current debates about terrorism, torture, euthanasia, and abortion. Despite being widely debated,...


Maurice Blondel

by Robert C. Koerpel University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

During the past few decades there has been renewed interest in the twentieth-century French Catholic philosopher Maurice Blondel (1861–1949) and his influence on modern and contemporary theology, but little...


God’s Patients

by John Bugbee University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2018)

God’s Patients approaches some of Chaucer’s most challenging poems with two philosophical questions in mind: How does action relate to passion, to being-acted-on? And what does it mean to submit one’s...


Rituals for the Dead

by William J. Courtenay University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2018)

In his fascinating new book, based on the Conway Lectures he delivered at Notre Dame in 2016, William Courtenay examines aspects of the religious life of one medieval institution, the University of Paris, in...


The Catholic Writings of Orestes Brownson

by Michael P. Federici University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

This collection of thirteen original essays by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803–1876), a major political and philosophical figure in the American Catholic intellectual tradition, presents his developed political...


René Girard and the Nonviolent God

by Scott Cowdell University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

In his latest book on the ground-breaking work of René Girard (1923–2015), Scott Cowdell sets out a new perspective on mimetic theory and theology: he develops the proposed connection between Girardian thought...


Queen of Heaven

by Lilla Grindlay University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2018)

The belief that the Virgin Mary was bodily assumed to be crowned as heaven’s Queen has been celebrated in the liturgy and literature of England since the fifth century. The upheaval of the Reformation brought...


The Infinity of God

by Benedikt Paul Göcke & Christian Tapp University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

Two questions regarding contemporary theological and philosophical studies are often overlooked: “Is God infinite or finite?” and, “What does it mean to say that God is infinite?” In The Infinity of...


Catholics' Lost Cause

by Adam L. Tate University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2018)

In the fascinating Catholics’ Lost Cause, Adam Tate argues that the primary goal of clerical leaders in antebellum South Carolina was to build a rapprochement between Catholicism and southern culture that...


Óscar Romero’s Theological Vision

by Edgardo Colón-Emeric University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated as he celebrated mass in El Salvador. As the Catholic Church prepares to declare Romero a saint, Colón-Emeric explores the life and thought of Romero...


Theological Hermeneutics and the Book of Numbers as Christian Scripture

by Richard S. Briggs University of Notre Dame Press (June 25, 2018)

How should Christian readers of scripture hold appropriate and constructive tensions between exegetical, critical, hermeneutical, and theological concerns? This book seeks to develop the current lively discussion...


Jean Bethke Elshtain

by Debra Erickson & Michael Le Chevallier University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2018)

Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941–2013) was a noted ethicist, political philosopher, and public intellectual. Her four decades of scholarship defy easy categorization: she wrote both seminal works of theory and occasional...


Beyond East and West

by John C.H. Wu & John Wu, Jr. University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 2018)

When John C. H. Wu's spiritual autobiography Beyond East and West was published in 1951, it became an instant Catholic best seller and was compared to Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain, which had appeared...


Of Labour and Liberty

by Race Mathews University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 2018)

What will the future of work, social freedom, and employment look like? In an era of increased job insecurity and social dislocation, is it possible to reshape economics along democratic lines in a way that...


Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

by Anna M. Nogar University of Notre Dame Press (June 25, 2018)

Quill and Cross in the Borderlands examines nearly four hundred years of history, folklore, literature, and art concerning the seventeenth-century Spanish nun and writer Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda, identified...


Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism, 1763–1939

by Matteo Binasco & Kathleen Sprows Cummings University of Notre Dame Press (May 15, 2018)

Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism, 1763–1939 is a comprehensive reference volume, researched and compiled by Matteo Binasco, that introduces readers to the rich content of Roman archives...


Augustine Our Contemporary

by Willemien Otten & Susan E. Schreiner University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2018)

In the massive literature on the idea of the self, the Augustinian influence has often played a central role. The volume Augustine Our Contemporary, starting from the compelling first essay by David W. Tracy,...


Abducted in Iraq

by Saad Sirop Hanna & Edward S. Aris University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2017)

How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated...


Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War

by Perry T. Hamalis & Valerie A. Karras University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2017)

Many regions of the world whose histories include war and violent conflict have or once had strong ties to Orthodox Christianity. Yet policy makers, religious leaders, and scholars often neglect Orthodoxy’s...


Constructing Civility

by Richard S. Park University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2017)

In Constructing Civility, Richard Park bridges Christian and Islamic political theologies on the basis of an Aristotelian ethics. He argues that modern secularism entails ideological commitments that can work...


Creation <i>ex nihilo</i>

by Gary A. Anderson & Markus Bockmuehl University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

The phrase "creation ex nihilo" refers to the primarily Christian notion of God’s creation of everything from nothing. Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenge s presents the findings...


Spiritual Guides

by Fred Dallmayr University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2017)

In Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert, Fred Dallmayr challenges the "desert character" of modern culture. Political and economic corruption, incessant warmongering, spoliation of natural resources,...


William Desmond and Contemporary Theology

by Christopher Ben Simpson & Brendan Thomas Sammon University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

In William Desmond and Contemporary Theology, Christopher Simpson and Brendan Sammon coordinate, through a collection of scholarly essays, a timely exploration of William Desmond’s work on theology and metaphysics,...


Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination

by Farrell O'Gorman University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

In Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination, Farrell O'Gorman presents the first study of the recurrent role of Catholicism in a Gothic tradition that is essential to the literature...


Shadow and Substance

by Jay Zysk University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2017)

Shadow and Substance is the first book to present a sustained examination of the relationship between Eucharistic controversy and English drama across the Reformation divide. In this compelling interdisciplinary...


Visions of Sainthood in Medieval Rome

by Larry Field, Sean L. Field & Lezlie S. Knox University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2017)

Margherita Colonna (1255–1280) was born into one of the great baronial families that dominated Rome politically and culturally in the thirteenth century. After the death of her father and mother, Margherita...


Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B.iv)

by Herbert R. Broderick University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

In Moses the Egyptian, Herbert Broderick analyzes the iconography of Moses in the famous illuminated eleventh-century manuscript known as the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch. A translation into Old English...


Icons and the Liturgy, East and West

by Nicholas Denysenko University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

Icons and the Liturgy, East and West: History, Theology, and Culture is a collection of nine essays developed from papers presented at the 2013 Huffington Ecumenical Institute’s symposium “Icons and Images,”...


Milton and Catholicism

by Ronald Corthell & Thomas N. Corns University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

This collection of original essays by literary critics and historians analyzes a wide range of Milton’s writing, from his early poetry, through his mid-century political prose, to De Doctrina Christiana, which...


Christian Moral Life, The

by John Rziha University of Notre Dame Press (June 30, 2017)

To take a journey, travelers must know where they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Moral theology examines the same three truths. The Christian Moral Life is a handbook for moral theology that...


Religion, Tradition, and Restorative Justice in Sierra Leone

by Lyn S. Graybill University of Notre Dame Press (June 15, 2017)

In this groundbreaking study of post-conflict Sierra Leone, Lyn Graybill examines the ways in which both religion and local tradition supported restorative justice initiatives such as the national Truth and...


Suspicious Moderate

by Anne Ashley Davenport & Danielle M. Peters University of Notre Dame Press (May 15, 2017)

The historiography of English Catholicism has grown enormously in the last generation, led by scholars such as Peter Lake, Michael Questier, Stefania Tutino, and others. In Suspicious Moderate, Anne Ashley Davenport...


Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council

by John C. Cavadini & Danielle M. Peters University of Notre Dame Press (May 15, 2017)

The Blessed Virgin Mary is uniquely associated with Catholicism, and the century preceding the Second Vatican Council was arguably the most fertile era for Catholic Marian studies. In 1964, Pope Paul VI published...


Apocalypse Deferred

by Jeremiah L. Alberg University of Notre Dame Press (June 15, 2017)

The thought of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic theory has exerted a strong influence on Japanese scholars as well as around the world. In this collection of essays, originating from a Tokyo...


Theology and Form

by Nicholas Denysenko University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2017)

How do space and architecture shape liturgical celebrations within a parish? In Theology and Form: Contemporary Orthodox Architecture in America, Nicholas Denysenko profiles seven contemporary Eastern Orthodox...


Conflicts of Devotion

by Daniel R. Gibbons University of Notre Dame Press (March 30, 2017)

Who will mourn with me? Who will break bread with me? Who is my neighbor? In the wake of the religious reformations of the sixteenth century, such questions called for a new approach to the communal religious...


Evagrius and His Legacy

by Joel Kalvesmaki & Robin Darling Young University of Notre Dame Press (February 15, 2016)

Evagrius of Pontus (ca. 345-399) was a Greek-speaking monastic thinker and Christian theologian whose works formed the basis for much later reflection on monastic practice and thought in the Christian Near East,...


Beyond the Inquisition

by Giorgio Caravale & Don Weinstein University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2017)

In Beyond the Inquisition, originally published in an Italian edition in 2007, Giorgio Caravale offers a fresh perspective on sixteenth-century Italian religious history and the religious crisis that swept across...


What Is Ethically Demanded?

by Hans Fink & Robert Stern University of Notre Dame Press (June 15, 2017)

This collection of essays by leading international philosophers considers central themes in the ethics of Danish philosopher Knud Ejler Løgstrup (1905–1981). Løgstrup was a Lutheran theologian much influenced...


St. Thomas Aquinas

by Ralph McInerny University of Notre Dame Press (March 15, 1982)

St. Thomas Aquinas enables the reader to appreciate both Thomas's continuity with earlier thought and his creative independence. After a useful account of the life and work of St. Thomas, McInerny shows how...


Treatise on Divine Predestination

by John Scottus Eriugena, Mary Brennan & Avital Wohlman University of Notre Dame Press (August 20, 1998)

Treatise on Divine Predestination is one of the early writings of the author of the great philosophical work, Periphyseon (On the Division of Nature), Johannes Scottus (the Irishman), known as Eriugena (died...


Contemplation in a World of Action

by Thomas Merton University of Notre Dame Press (February 15, 1998)

The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Thomas Merton lays a foundation for personal growth and transformation through...


Character and the Christian Life

by Stanley Hauerwas University of Notre Dame Press (January 15, 1989)

“When Character and the Christian Life first appeared in 1975, it was the most important theological contribution to moral debate to appear for many years. Hauerwas followed Catholic moral theology in making...


Images of Hope

by William F. Lynch, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 1974)

This is a book about hope. Part 1 is a compact but necessarily limited attempt to describe the actual structure and concrete forms of hope and hopelessness; Part 2 is an exploration of a psychology of hope,...


Way Toward Wisdom, The

by Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. University of Notre Dame Press (July 31, 2006)

Once thought to be the task of metaphysics, the synthesis of knowledge has been discounted by many philosophers today. Benedict Ashley, a leading Thomistic scholar, argues that it remains a valid and intellectually...