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Book by Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutiérrez selected by U.S. Catholic Book Club

This month, The U.S. Catholic Book Club is reading The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology, edited by Daniel G. Groody and Gustavo Gutiérrez.

It has been 43 years since Gustavo Gutiérrez wrote A Theology of Liberation. His book forever changed the face of Catholic theology, and yet the poor around the world are still suffering. Therefore, it is not enough to hold on to the theological idea of a preferential option for the poor; we need to put the idea in practice while acknowledging the multifaceted nature of poverty.

The essays in this volume show how poverty affects every aspect of human existence. Contributors write on law, economics, film, science, and education—to name a few of the many topics addressed—examining how their own lives and vocations have been...

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Two Notre Dame Press books receive Catholic Press Association Book Awards

The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada announced the Catholic Press Awards and the Catholic Press Association Book Awards. Two titles published by the University of Notre Dame Press received CPA Book Awards.

Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan by Michael H. McCarthy was named 2016 Catholic Press Association Book Award, Second Place in Theology.

For over fifty years, McCarthy, professor emeritus of philosophy at Vassar College, has carefully studied the writings of Canadian philosopher-theologian Bernard Lonergan. In his 1989 book, The Crisis of Philosophy, McCarthy argued for the superiority of Lonergan’s...

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