Catholic Press Association 2018 Book Awards go to Notre Dame Press Titles

The Catholic Press Association Book Awards were announced during the 2018 Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Five books published by the University of Notre Dame Press received an award. The winning titles examine a wide range of subjects, including the persecution of Catholic Christians in the Middle East, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and a Mariology for contemporary scholars and students.
The winning titles include:

Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S. Aris
First Place Award, Faithful Citizenship/Religious Freedom
“Bishop Hanna writes a compelling book about his kidnapping and capture in Iraq in 2006 by Sunni Muslims. He is a Chaldean Catholic priest when he is taken on the evening of the Feast of the Assumption. . . . Perhaps the persecution of Catholic Christians in the Middle East will receive greater attention because of this book.”

Antoine Frédéric Ozanam by Raymond L. Sickinger
First Place, Biography
“The workmanship, organization, and use of language made this biography a notable winner. In particular, the many facets of this one man and his relationship and role to others both evolved and expanded its influence.”

Beyond the Inquisition: Ambrogio Catarino Politi and the Origins of the Counter-Reformation by Giorgio Caravale, translated by Donald Weinstein
Second Place, History
“This beautifully produced volume brings to an anglophone audience this great scholarly accomplishment by Giorgio Caravale. . . . This account of Ambrogio Catarino Politi reveals the complex personality and intellectual nuance of the man, and illustrates what ‘might have been’ had the Counter-Reformation been shaped by the vision of theologians like him.”

Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council edited by John C. Cavadini and Danielle M. Peters
Third Place, Theology
“This is an excellent Mariology for our time. This book is a compilation of articles written by Catholic theologians, each contributing to an historical theological understanding of Mary leading to and following the Second Vatican Council. There are numerous devotional books on Mary, but so few academic books that review and advance the theology of the Mother of God.”

Notre Dame at 175: A Visual History by Charles Lamb and Elizabeth Hogan
Honorable Mention, Design and Production

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