Year: 2021

An Excerpt from “Married Priests in the Catholic Church” edited by Adam A. J. DeVille

Although celibacy is often seen as a distinctive feature of the Catholic priesthood, both Catholic and Orthodox Churches in fact have rich and diverse traditions of married priests. The essays contained in Married Priests in the Catholic Church offer the most comprehensive treatment of these traditions to date. Written by a wide-ranging group that includes historians, pastors, […]

Book Examines How Religion Has Been Co-Opted by Nationalist Populism

In Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy (May 2021), David M. Elcott, C. Colt Anderson, Tobias Cremer, and Volker Haarmann examine the use of religious identity to fuel the rise of illiberal, nationalist, and populist democracy. This is a timely book in light of increasing anti-democratic populist nationalist movements around the globe and former President Donald Trump’s use of religious rhetoric and […]

An Excerpt from “Simone Weil for the Twenty-First Century” by Eric O. Springsted

Simone Weil for the Twenty-First Century presents a comprehensive analysis of Weil’s interdisciplinary thought, focusing especially on the depth of its challenge to contemporary philosophical and religious studies. In a world where little is seen to have real meaning, Eric O. Springsted presents a critique of the unfocused nature of postmodern philosophy and argues that Weil’s […]

Contending Populisms: Pope Francis’s Response to the Politics of Division

In this post, originally published as a Contending Modernities Global Currents article, Angus Ritchie discusses Pope Francis’s recent citation of his book, Inclusive Populism: Creating Citizens in a Global Age.  Canon Dr. Angus Ritchie is an Anglican priest. For over twenty years, he has served in parishes in East London involved in community organizing, playing a […]

Contending Modernities Book Symposium Examines “Defending Muḥammad in Modernity” by SherAli Tareen

Contending Modernities (CM), based at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is a major interdisciplinary effort to generate new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways in which religious and secular forces interact in the modern world. On February 15, 2021, CM launched a book symposium on Defending Muḥammad in Modernity by SherAli Tareen (published by University of […]

Liu Institute and Notre Dame Press Launch Book Series on Chinese Christianities

A new book series by Notre Dame Press in collaboration with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies will examine several denominations of Christianity in modern China. The Liu Institute Series in Chinese Christianities launches in fall 2021 with Schism: Seventh-day Adventism in Post-Denominational China by Christie Chui-Shan Chow. It is expected that nine books will follow, released […]

“William Still”: The First Major Biography of the Abolitionist and Leader of the Underground Railroad

“An essential work that is a must-read for those interested in the Underground Railroad and Black history in the U.S.” —Library Journal (Starred Review) To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Still on October 7, 2021, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia by […]

New Book Provides Perspective on Palestinian Experience and Context for Current Headlines

In the midst of President Biden’s restoration of aid for Palestinian refugees and economic development that was cut under the Trump Administration, and the first Palestinian elections since 2006 slated for May and July, Marda Dunsky provides insight into Palestinian life under occupation. In Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience (University of Notre Dame Press, March 2021), Dunsky presents contemporary Palestinian life […]