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THE 1916 IRISH REBELLION: A March Book and PBS Documentary

Easter week in 1916, a small group of 2,000 Irish rebels began an uprising against the British forces, consisting of 20,000 men. Although many knew they could not succeed, they felt the weight of destiny—the moment to strike for independence had come. After a week of fighting, many of the rebels were executed. But the Easter Rising reverberated around the world in freedom struggles from Ireland to India.

March 2016 is the one hundred year anniversary of the Rising. This seminal event will be commemorated by the March publication of The 1916 Irish Rebellion by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. The large-format volume is both a stand-alone illustrated history and a companion piece to a three-part documentary series, narrated by Liam Neeson, to be broadcast...

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Michael McCarthy’s book receives Illumination Book Award

The Third Annual Illumination Book Awards were announced on Friday, January 15, 2016. In the Theology category, Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, by Michael H. McCarthy, received the Bronze award. McCarthy is professor emeritus of philosophy at Vassar College, and he has carefully studied the writings of Canadian philosopher Bernard Lonergan for over fifty years. In his 1989 book, The Crisis of Philosophy, McCarthy argued for the superiority of Lonergan’s distinctive philosophical project to those of his analytic and phenomenological rivals. Now in Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, he develops and expands his earlier argument with four new essays, designed to show Lonergan’s exceptional relevance to the cultural situation of...

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