Category: Religion

“Quill and Cross in the Borderlands” receives International Latino Book Awards

Anna M. Nogar’s book, Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue, 1628 to the Present, received two awards from the 2020 International Latino Book Awards: first place in the Best History Book category and first place in the Best Religious Book category. The International Latino Book Awards are the largest Latino cultural […]

Tomáš Halík’s “I Want You to Be” Named U.S. Catholic Book Club Feature

This month, the U.S. Catholic Book Club selected international best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík’s book, I Want You to Be: On the God of Love, as their featured August title. Originally published in 2016, the University of Notre Dame Press released a paperback edition of the critically acclaimed book in 2019. I Want You to Be received the Catholic Press Association First […]

An Excerpt from “Jesuit Kaddish” by James Bernauer, S.J.

While much has been written about the Catholic Church and the Holocaust, little has been published about the hostile role of priests, in particular Jesuits, toward Jews and Judaism. Jesuit Kaddish: Jesuits, Jews, and Holocaust Remembrance is a long overdue study that looks at Jesuit hostility toward Judaism before the Shoah, and then examines the […]

An Excerpt from “Muhammad Reconsidered” by Anna Bonta Moreland

Anna Bonta Moreland’s new study, Muhammad Reconsidered: A Christian Perspective on Islamic Prophecy, has been called “an illuminating and powerfully argued book [that] is essential reading for anyone concerned about how Catholic Christians should engage with their Muslim neighbors,” by Alasdair MacIntyre. The book is not only a constructive contribution to Catholic theology but also has […]

“Defending Muḥammad in Modernity” Receives AIPS Book Award

SherAli Tareen’s book, Defending Muḥammad in Modernity, received the American Institute of Pakistan Studies 2020 Book Prize on April 28, 2020. The AIPS book prize selection committee called Tareen’s study a “sensitive and detailed examination of the debate between the Barelvīs and Deobandīs, a significant dispute in South Asian Sunni Islam since the nineteenth century, which continues to have theological, political, and social consequences […]

David Bentley Hart’s New Book Extends the Reach of Theology

David Bentley Hart, one of America’s most eminent contemporary writers on religion, has published a new book titled Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest. Hart is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion, philosophy, and a cultural commentator. He is the author and translator of fifteen books. In this new volume, Hart reflects on the state […]

New memoir details the life of a Czech priest in hiding

In his new book, From the Underground Church to Freedom, international best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík shares for the first time the dramatic story of his life as a secretly ordained priest in Communist Czechoslovakia. Born in Prague in 1948, Halík spent his childhood under Stalinism. He describes his conversion to Christianity during the time of communist persecution of the church, […]

New “Contending Modernities” book series is launched

The University of Notre Dame Press is collaborating with the Contending Modernities initiative at the university to launch a new book series. Engaging with multiple disciplines, the Contending Modernities Series seeks to generate new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways religious tradition and secular facts encounter and engage with each other in our modern world. The series is edited by […]