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New Paperback Release: “Progressivism” by Bradley C. S. Watson

Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea is at its core, an intellectual history, tracing the work of progressive historians as they in turn wrote the history of progressivism. Bradley C. S. Watson presents an intellectual history of American progressivism as a philosophical-political phenomenon, focusing on how and with what consequences the academic discipline […]

Touch the Wounds: A Series of Lenten Meditations, Week 1

Today’s meditation for the first week of Lent comes from Tomáš Halík’s Touch the Wounds. This excerpt explores the way we can observe the wounds of the world, encouraging us to find courage in moments of darkness through our relationship with our faith – always seeking answers in moments of both peace and pain. We’re […]

Catholic Schools and the Common Good series launches first book, “The Case for Parental Choice”

On March 15, 2023, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish The Case for Parental Choice: God, Family, and Educational Liberty by John E. Coons, a leading advocate for parental choice over their children’s schooling. The book is edited by University of Notre Dame faculty Nicole Stelle Garnett, Richard W. Garnett, and Ernest Morrell. The Case for Parental Choice is the first book […]

New Paperback Release: “Medicine and Shariah” by Aasim I. Padela

Medicine and Shariah: A Dialogue in Islamic Bioethics brings together experts from various fields, including clinicians, Islamic studies experts, and Muslim theologians, to analyze the interaction of the doctors and jurists who are forging the field of Islamic bioethics. By providing a multidisciplinary model for generating Islamic bioethics rulings, Medicine and Shariah provides the critical […]

Enter Our Giveaway for a Chance to Win a Copy of “Touch the Wounds”

The University of Notre Dame Press is the proud publisher of Touch the Wounds: On Suffering, Trust, and Transformation (March 2023) by Tomáš Halík! In celebration of its publication, we are giving away a limited number of copies! Enter to win your complimentary copy by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. This […]

An Interview with John Coons, Author of “The Case for Parental Choice”

John E. Coons is the Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley. The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish his newest book, The Case for Parental Choice: God, Family, and Educational Liberty (March 2023). He recently answered some of our questions about his research. When did […]

Notre Dame Book Symposium for “Incomprehensible Certainty” by Thomas Pfau

On Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 4:00pm EST, the Departments of English, German and Russian Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and Theology at the University of Notre Dame, together with the University of Notre Dame Press, will co-host a book symposium at McKenna Hall for Thomas Pfau’s new work, Incomprehensible Certainty: Metaphysics and Hermeneutics of the Image (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022). Pfau’s study of images and visual experience is a tour de force […]

New Paperback Release: “The Architecture of Law” by Brian M. McCall

The Architecture of Law: Rebuilding Law in the Classical Tradition argues that classical natural law jurisprudence provides a superior answer to the questions “What is law?” and “How should law be made?” rather than those provided by legal positivism and “new” natural law theories. The Architecture of Law explores the metaphor of law as an […]

An Excerpt from “The Difference Nothing Makes” by Brian D. Robinette

In The Difference Nothing Makes: Creation, Christ, Contemplation, Brian D. Robinette offers an extended meditation on the idea of creation out of nothing as it applies not only to the problem of God but also to questions of Christology, soteriology, and ecology. His basic argument is that creatio ex nihilo is not a speculative doctrine referring to […]