Year: 2020

James T. Connelly, C.S.C., Publishes History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

When James T. Connelly, C.S.C., was asked to research and write this book in 1982 by the then superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Thomas Barrosse, Connelly was told that it would only be a matter of synthesizing some books and articles already in print. Father Connelly took him at his word, but when […]

An Excerpt from “The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross,” by James T. Connelly C.S.C.

In 1837, Basile Moreau, C.S.C., founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.), a community of Catholic priests and brothers, to minister to and educate the people of France devastated by the French Revolution. During the centuries that followed, the Congregation expanded its mission around the globe to educate and evangelize, including the establishment in 1842 […]

“Progressivism” by Bradley C. S. Watson Named Finalist for Conservative Book of the Year Award

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) announced the finalists for the prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award on December 2, 2020. They named Bradley C. S. Watson’s Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) one of the six finalists. The award recognizes thoughtful books that contribute to the rich debate about […]

Richard Sullivan Prize–Winner R. M. Kinder’s Short Stories Available in February

A Common Person and Other Stories (February 2021), a collection of short stories by R. M. Kinder, was selected by the University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program as the thirteenth winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction. Judge Valerie Sayers, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, […]

2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles Go To Notre Dame Press Books

The 2020 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles have been announced and two University of Notre Dame Press books were chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 3,500 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. Our outstanding works are John Hume in America: From Derry to DC by Maurice Fitzpatrick and March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated by Marian […]

An Excerpt from “John Berryman and Robert Giroux” by Patrick Samway S.J.

John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship (October 2020) provides new perspectives on the lives and work of two major figures in American poetry and publishing in the second half of the twentieth century: Robert Giroux (1914–2008), editor-in-chief of Harcourt, Brace and Company and later of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and John Berryman (1914–1972), […]

An Excerpt from “Ars Vitae” by Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn

In Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living (October 2020), Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn engages both general readers and scholars on the topic of well-being. She examines the reappearance of ancient philosophical thought in contemporary American culture, probing whether new stirrings of Gnosticism, Stoicism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, and Platonism present […]

David Bentley Hart’s “Theological Territories” Named a Best Religion Book by Publishers Weekly

David Bentley Hart’s newest book, Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest has been named a Best Religion Book of the Year for 2020 by Publishers Weekly. Hart, one of America’s most eminent contemporary writers on religion, is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, philosophy, and a cultural commentator. He is the author and translator of fifteen books. In selecting Theological […]