Category: Religion and Theology

The Honest Genius of George Eliot

Bernadette Waterman Ward shares a concise overview of George Eliot’s interaction with Girard’s mimetic desire and the honest realism within Eliot’s novels. George Eliot’s biographers and critics usually present her as a heroic champion of feminism and humanism, supported by her longtime lover in her radical lifestyle. Yet careful chronological reading of all her work, […]

An Interview with Angela McKay Knobel, author of “Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues”

Angela McKay Knobel is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Dallas. This October, the University of Notre Dame Press published her newest book, Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues, which William C. Mattison III has called, “what is now likely the best book available on virtue in Aquinas’s thought.” Professor Knobel recently answered […]

An Excerpt from “Godsends” by William Desmond

For many years, William Desmond has been patiently constructing a philosophical project—replete with its own terminology, idiom, grammar, dialectic, and its metaxological transformation—in an attempt to reopen certain boundaries: between metaphysics and phenomenology, between philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, between the apocalyptic and the speculative, and between religious passion and systematic reasoning. In Godsends: From […]

An Excerpt from “Sin” by Gregory Mellema

Most of the scholarly literature on sin has focused on theological issues, making book-length philosophical treatments of the topic hard to find. Sin, the newest book by Gregory Mellema, fills the gap by providing a short and lively summary of what contemporary philosophers are saying about the relationship between the traditional theological category of sin and […]

Leading Feminist Legal Scholar Releases Book on Women’s Rights

In The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, available from University of Notre Dame Press, Erika Bachiochi explores the development of feminist thought in the United States. Inspired by the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Bachiochi presents the intellectual history of a lost vision of women’s rights, seamlessly weaving philosophical insight, biographical portraits, and constitutional law to showcase the […]

Discover Five New in Paperbacks in Our Fall 2021 Catalog

This Fall 2021, we are bringing five Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback! Ranging from philosophy to political science to memoir, we are thrilled to see our books in a new, softer format. Do you have these titles on your shelf? Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974–1978by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Between Two […]

An Interview with Erika Bachiochi, author of “The Rights of Women”

Erika Bachiochi is a legal scholar specializing in Equal Protection jurisprudence, feminist legal theory, Catholic social teaching, and sexual ethics. She speaks widely on abortion, sexual economics, the impact of the new sexual norms on women and the poor, care ethics, and authentic reproductive justice. She recently took the time to talk with us about her […]