Christina Bieber Lake
Prophets of the Posthuman provides a fresh and original reading of fictional narratives that raise the question of what it means to be human in the face of rapidly developing bioenhancement technologies. Christina Bieber Lake argues that works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walker Percy, Flannery O’Connor, Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Marilynne Robinson, Raymond Carver, James Tiptree, Jr., and Margaret Atwood must be reevaluated in light of their contributions to larger ethical questions. Drawing on a wide range of sources in philosophical and theological ethics, Lake argues that these writers share a commitment to maintaining a category of personhood more meaningful than…Read More
This book celebrates the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library and its fifty years as a place of evolving service, powerful symbolism, and collaboration. It tells the history of the Library in terms of its meaning to all those who designed it, helped it to become a reality, imbued it with a distinctive identity, and pointed it toward the future. The text by Bill Schmitt and photographs from the University Archives and university photographers give the reader a new appreciation for a building that is central to the university’s history and therefore important to supporters of Notre Dame as a…Read More
The March/April 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs reviews two recent Latin American studies titles from University of Notre Dame Press.
Foreign Affairs says Democracy in Latin America: Between Hope and Despair by Ignacio Walker offers “much more hope than despair.” The review goes on to say, ”. . . these…
Thomas P. Rausch in America Magazine says “Icons of Hope, John Thiel’s creative effort to explore Christian belief in eternal life, is clearly the work of a major theological thinker.” Read the review
Rausch says that while highly speculative, “Thiel’s vision is both imaginative and deeply Catholic.”