Category: Religion and Theology

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, […]

The Origins of the English Edition of “God without the Idea of Evil”

In God without the Idea of Evil, well-known French Catholic theologian Jean-Miguel Garrigues, O.P., seeks to rise above the apparent contradiction of faith and the existence of evil, suffering, and death. Gregory Casprini, O.S.B., expertly translated this work from the French, making it available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. In the following guest […]

Classics from Notre Dame Press

Our backlist is full of books that continue to be an integral part of discussion in their respective fields and beyond. From philosophy, to theology, to memoirs, Notre Dame Press has classic titles of both importance and relevance. Here are a few highlights from our classics list, with blurbs that show the impact these texts had […]

New Paperback Release: “Who Are My People?” by Emmanuel Katongole

Now available in paperback, Emmanuel Katongole’s Who Are My People?: Love, Violence, and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa tackles complex questions concerning the interplay between identity, religion, and violence in Sub-Saharan Africa. Analyzing violence as rooted in a crisis of belonging, Katongole argues that the various forms of violence, including ethnic, religious, and ecological violence, are […]

An Interview with Thomas S. Hibbs, Author of “A Theology of Creation”

Thomas S. Hibbs is the J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, where he is also dean emeritus, having served sixteen years as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture. He is the author and editor of eight books, including Wagering on an Ironic God: Pascal on Faith […]

Four Notre Dame Press Books Receive Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Foreword Reviews recently announced the winners of the 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. These awards recognize outstanding books from independent and university presses, as well as self-published books. Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews‘s Executive Editor, said the following glowing words about this year’s competition: “What a monumental and exciting effort the judging process […]

Eight Notre Dame Press Books Receive Catholic Media Association Book Awards

The Catholic Media Association recently announced the winners of the Catholic Media Association 2023 Book Awards during the Catholic Media Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. This program recognizes the outstanding work of publishers, authors, and book editors that support the faith-filled life of Catholic readers. We are excited to announce that eight outstanding books from Notre […]

An Excerpt from “The Politics of Gender Reform in West Africa” by Ludovic Lado

Historically, attempts at implementing gender reform in West Africa have been met with suspicion. Beyond the perception that such reforms subvert traditional structures of authority and community, many worry that these efforts are inextricably connected to Western imperialism and colonialism. Ludovic Lado’s The Politics of Gender Reform in West Africa: Family, Religion, and the State examines the […]