Religion



The Aesthetics of Solidarity

Nichole M. Flores
How aesthetic religious experiences can create solidarity in marginalized communities Latine Catholics have used Our Lady of Guadalupe as a symbol in democratic campaigns ranging from the Chicano movement and United Farm Workers' movements to contemporary calls for just immigration reform. In diverse ways, these groups have used Guadalupe's symbol and narrative to critique society's basic structures — including law, policy, and institutions — while seeking...

Voices of the Border

edited by Tobin Hansen, Engracia Robles Robles, foreword by Sean Carroll
Powerful personal accounts from migrants crossing the US—Mexico border provide an understanding of their experiences, as well as the consequences of public policy Migrants, refugees, and deportees live through harrowing situations, yet their personal stories are often ignored. While politicians and commentators mischaracterize and demonize, herald border crises, and speculate about who people are and...

Pope Francis and the Transformation of Health Care Ethics

Todd A. Salzman, Michael G. Lawler
A call to reform Catholic health care ethics, inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis Since its first edition in 1948, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERD) has guided Catholic institutions in the provision of health care that reflects both the healing ministry of Jesus and the Church's understanding of human dignity. However, while the papacy of Pope Francis and the...

Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought

edited by Daniel K. Finn, with contributions byRegina Wolfe, Jennifer Herdt, Mary Hirschfeld, David Cloutier, Andrew Yuengert, Kenneth Godpaster, Michael Naughton, Martin Schlag, Edward Kleinbard, Martijn Cremers
A comprehensive overview of the contribution of Catholic social thought to business ethics Can a religion founded on loving one's neighbor give moral approval to profit-seeking business firms in a global economy? What should characterize the relationship between faith and economic life?...

Georgetown's Second Founder

Antonio Grassi, translated by Roberto Severino
Observations on the new American republic by an early president of Georgetown University Father Giovanni Antonio Grassi was the ninth president of Georgetown University and pioneered its transition into a modern institution, earning him the moniker Georgetown's Second Founder. Originally published in Italian in 1818 and translated here into English for the...

Habits and Holiness

Ezra Sullivan
The topic of habitus is one of Thomas Aquinas's greatest contributions to moral theology, but it has been generally neglected in theological scholarship until now. Habits and Holiness is the first work in English to explore Aquinas's rich theology of habit in all of its grandeur and depth. Habits and Holiness shows that most facets of human life and behavior are greatly influenced by habits, which Thomas appraises as an analogous concept that is much broader than previous...

Protestant "Sects" and the Spirit of (Anti-) Imperialism

Heinrich Wilhelm Schäfer
This book renders visible the logic of religious and political entanglements between the Americas by tracing and interpreting exemplary developments and conflicts in a historical arc of suspense between two major religious events in 1916 and 2016. The author, in certain cases, does not shy away from an appropriate dose of polemics. The religious and political entanglements have changed; their explosive power remains.

A World of Inequalities

edited by Lucinda Mosher
An important interfaith dialogue examines causes of global inequality and explores solutions. In A World of Inequalities: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, fourteen leading Christian and Muslim scholars respond to the global crisis of inequality by demanding and modeling interreligious dialogue. This volume takes an intersectional approach, examining aspects of global inequality including gender, race and ethnicity, caste and social class, economic and...

The Lady of Linshui Pacifies Demons

translated by Kristin Ingrid Fryklund, introduction by Mark Edward Lewis, Brigitte Baptandier

The Body as Anticipatory Sign

edited by David S. Crawford
At least formally, Paul VI's Humanae Vitae merely reaffirmed the Church's perennial teaching. Yet its publication in late July 1968 unleashed a torrent of criticism, perhaps unprecedented in its violence. This response laid bare the profound estrangement of that teaching from modern, liberal culture; it also provoked a fundamental ecclesial crisis. Misunderstanding and resistance to the teaching as a "discrete" norm...

Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas III

John F. Wippel
Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas III is Msgr. John Wippel's third volume dedicated to the metaphysical thought of Thomas Aquinas. After an introduction, this volume of collected essays begins with Wippel's interpretation of the discovery of the subject of metaphysics by a special kind of judgment ("separation"). In subsequent chapters, Wippel turns to the relationship between faith and reason, exploring what are known as the preambles of faith. This is followed by two chapters on...

Radical Sufficiency

Christine Firer Hinze
Rethinking the means through which we can achieve economic well-being for all. In this timely book, Christine Firer Hinze looks back at the influential teachings of priest-economist Monsignor John A. Ryan (1869-1945), who supported worker justice and defended a living wage for all Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Advancing Ryan's efforts to articulate a persuasive plan for social reform, Hinze advocates for an action-oriented...

The Structures of Virtue and Vice

Daniel J. Daly
A new ethics for understanding the social forces that shape moral character. It is easy to be vicious and difficult to be virtuous in today's world, especially given that many of the social structures that connect and sustain us enable exploitation and disincentivize justice. There are others, though, that encourage virtue. In his book Daniel J. Daly uses the lens of virtue and vice to reimagine from the ground up a Catholic ethics that can better scrutinize the social forces that both affect our...

Ossium Carnes Multae e Marci Tullii Ciceronis epistulis

Reginald Foster, Daniel P. McCarthy
Beginners and experts alike will find a complete immersion into the workings and nature of the Latin language embodied in the incomparable, insuperable epistles of the great Marcus Tullius Cicero, something which other commentators pass over or scorn. This second volume puts "meat on the bones" of the Latin language presented in the first volume: Ossa Latinitatis Sola: The...

Ecclesiology

Guy Mansini
The first part of the book explains the antecedent probability both of revelation and of God's institution of a church. It is ecclesiology in the mode of fundamental theology. The second part rounds up what Scripture and Tradition teach about the Church under the heads of the People of God, the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the Bride of Christ, and the Body of Christ. The chapters present this thematic material under each head as a unified whole, across the Testaments, with each chapter keyed to one of the "marks" of the...

The Holy Mass

edited by Mike Aquilina, foreword by Thomas G. Weinandy
The Catholic University of America Press is proud to present the third volume in its Sayings of the Fathers of the Church series. Featuring esteemed scholars and writers compiling material from our acclaimed Fathers of the Church volumes, each title is devoted to select areas of theology. The inaugural volumes covered the Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, and now we turn to The Holy Mass. The documents of early Christianity are rich in mentions of the Mass and its component...

Syriac Christian Culture

edited by Aaron Michael Butts, Aaron M. Butts, Robin Darling Young, Robin Darling Young
Syriac Christianity developed in the first centuries CE in the Middle East, where it continued to flourish throughout Late Antiquity and the Medieval period, while also spreading widely, as far as India and China. Today, Syriac Christians are found in the Middle East, in India, as well in diasporas scattered across the globe. Over this extended time period and across this vast geographic expanse, Syriac...