Year: 2023

An Excerpt from “A Philosophy of Belonging” by James Greenaway

A sense of belonging is one of the most meaningful experiences of anyone’s life. Inversely, the discovery that one does not belong can be one of the most upsetting experiences. In A Philosophy of Belonging, Greenaway treats the notion of belonging as an intrinsically philosophical one. After all, belonging raises intense questions of personal self-understanding, identity, […]

An Excerpt from “Five Biblical Portraits” by Elie Wiesel

Five Biblical Portraits represents an old-new approach to Jewish textual commentary. This sequel to Elie Wiesel’s Messengers of God continues the work done in that volume of bringing religious figures to life and studying their place both in the text and in our lives. Wiesel reflects on his own life as well as the tragedy of the Holocaust […]

American History in the Spotlight: Three Authors, Three Topics

Notre Dame Press has an extensive backlist of American history from a wide range of scholars. Here we’re thrilled to highlight three of them and their specific works with the topics of Catholicism, political thought, and Latino Studies.  Robert Schmuhl, Jay P. Dolan, and Julian Samora all contributed scholarship to the important field of American […]

An Interview with Mark William Roche, Author of “Beautiful Ugliness”

Mark William Roche is the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of German Language and Literature, concurrent professor of philosophy, and dean emeritus of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of several books, including Realizing the Distinctive University: Vision and Values, Strategy and Culture (Notre Dame Press, […]

An Excerpt from “Generals and Admirals, Criminals and Crooks” by Jeffrey J. Matthews

There is an ugly strain of criminal and unethical leadership in the upper ranks of the American military. Despite the exemplary service of most American military members, a persistent minority of U.S. flag officers (Navy admirals and Army, Air Force, and Marine generals) have embroiled the profession in scandal since the Revolutionary War. In Generals and […]

Campus Tour with Notre Dame Press

It’s time for a campus tour! Not just any tour—we’ll be pairing books from the Notre Dame Press backlist with must-see sights around campus. Want to get a head start? Check out our Notre Dame Interest Catalog! Our first stop is the Main Building. The iconic Golden Dome is being regilded for the first time […]

An Excerpt from “The Fate of Peruvian Democracy” by Tamara Feinstein

In The Fate of Peruvian Democracy: Political Violence, Human Rights, and the Legal Left, Tamara Feinstein chronicles the late-twentieth-century Shining Path conflict and argues that it significantly contributed to the rupture and disintegration of the noninsurgent legal Left in Peru by deepening preexisting divisions and eradicating an entire generation of leaders. Using a combination of […]