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December 2023

"Let Us Go Free"

C.Walker Gollar
A vivid and disquieting narrative of Jesuit slaveholding and its historical relationship with Jesuit universities in the United States The Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits, is renowned for the quality of the order's impact on higher education. Less well known, however, is the relationship between Jesuit higher education and slavery. For more than two hundred years, Jesuit colleges and seminaries in the United States supported themselves on the labor of the...


edited by Mohammad T. Alhawary, with contributions by Mohammad Nour Abu Guba, Samer Jarbou, Abdallah Abu Qub'a, Noora Al-Ansari, Vladimir Kulikov, Sami Abdel-Karim Abdullah Haddad, David Wilmsen, Al-Baylasan Essa Al-Taei, Majedah Abdullah Alaiyed, Hamda Hassanein, Amin Almuhanna, Almoataz B. Al-Said, Asmaa Shehata, Rasha Aljararwa, Linda Istanbulli, Roger Allen
Al-'Arabiyya is the annual journal of the American Society for Teachers of Arabic. It includes...

Asian Pacific Catholicism and Globalization

edited by José Casanova, Peter C. Phan
This history of the Catholic Church in Asia and the Pacific illuminates the processes of globalization Since the sixteenth century, Catholicism has contributed significantly to global connectivity. Except for the Philippines and Timor-Leste, Catholicism in Asia is, and is likely to remain, a minority religion. For this reason, it can serve as a unique prism through which to look at the processes of...

Canon Law in the Age of Reforms (c. 1000 to c. 1150)

Christof Rolker. With contributions by Robert Somerville.
This monograph addresses the history of canon law in Western Europe between ca. 1000 and ca. 1150, specifically the collections compiled and the councils held in that time. The main part consists of an analysis of all major collections, taking into account their formal and material sources, the social and political context of their origin, the manuscript transmission, and their reception more generally. As most collections are...

Courage Through Chronic Disease

Carolyn Humphreys
Courage through Chronic Disease is an inspirational book with sound practical advice on how to live successfully with a serious chronic condition. With stirring accounts of those who have excelled in life despite their afflictions, Humphrey's thoughtful reflections will be a source of encouragement not only for those with life-long illness but also for others who are challenged by injury, loss of a loved one, or the effects of aging. Life presents us, inevitably,...

Emily Carr

Lisa Baldissera
Emily Carr (1871–1945) gained prominence when female painters were not recognized internationally. Her work reveals a fascination with questions inspired by the Canadian sea, landscapes, and people, reflecting a profound commitment to the land she knew and loved. Along with the Group of Seven, Carr became a leading figure in Canadian modern art. Although more than half a century has passed since her death, her paintings continue to challenge and inspire. Emily Carr: Life & Work traces Carr's trajectory from her...

Iljuwas Bill Reid

Gerald McMaster
Few twentieth-century artists were catalysts for the reclamation of a culture, but Iljuwas Bill Reid (1920–1998) was among them. The first book on Reid by an Indigenous scholar details his incredible journey to becoming one of the most significant Northwest Coast artists of our time. Born in British Columbia and denied his mother's Haida heritage in his youth, Iljuwas Bill Reid lived the reality of colonialism yet tenaciously forged a creative practice that celebrated Haida ways of seeing and making.

Trinitarian Ecclesiology

John F. O'Neill. Foreword by John Baptist Ku, OP.
Venerable Fulton Sheen once famously said that "There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be – which is, of course, quite a different thing." What is the true understanding of the mystery of the Church? In Lumen Gentium, the Church famously identifies herself as the sacrament of...

November 2023

The Beginnings of Anti-Jewish Legislation

Mária M. Kovács
The Nazi 1933 Civil Service Law and the 1935 Nuremberg Laws are often considered the first anti-Jewish decrees in interwar Europe. Mária M. Kovács convincingly argues that Hungary's numerus clausus law of 1920, which introduced a Jewish quota at Hungary's institutions of higher learning, was, in fact, interwar Europe's first antisemitic law. By defining—and discriminating against—Jews as a separate "racial" or "national" group, it abrogated the...

Discourses on the State and Grandeurs of Jesus

Pierre de Bérulle. Translated by Lisa Richmond.
Pierre de Bérulle (1575–1629) is one of the foremost personalities of early modern Catholicism. As the founder of the "French school" of spirituality, he has exercised a profound influence on the Church from the seventeenth century to the present day. Until now, however, very little of Bérulle's writings have been available in English. This volume provides the first complete English translation of...

Courteous Capitalism

Daniel Robert
A provocative history of how corporate titans in the 1920s used a massive public relations campaign to transform public opinion on big business. In the early twentieth century, as Americans erupted in righteous indignation over the flagrant abuses of big business, utility executives faced an existential crisis. With calls for strict regulation or outright government ownership of utilities, how could streetcar, electricity, and telephone executives thwart...

Curing Cancerphobia

David Ropeik
Our fear of cancer causes great harm to individual health and to society. The fear of cancer is understandable. But that fear is in some ways outdated, as it fails to account for the medical progress made against this family of diseases. In Curing Cancerphobia, David Ropeik reveals the fascinating historical and psychological roots of our fear of cancer and documents the dramatic health and financial harms caused when that fear exceeds the risk. Fear of cancer drives millions...

Do I Know You?

Sharrona Pearl
A fascinating history of how we recognize faces—or fail to recognize them. In Do I Know You? Sharrona Pearl explores the fascinating category of face recognition and the "the face recognition spectrum," which ranges from face blindness at one end to super recognition at the other. Super recognizers can recall faces from only the briefest exposure, while face blind people lack the capacity to recognize faces at all, including those of their closest loved ones. Informed by...

The Empire Looks South

Peter Harris
Nov 2023 - Silkworm Books
The most famous firsthand account of the Kingdom of Angkor was left by the imperial Chinese envoy Zhou Daguan. But Zhou's was not the only portrait of Angkor and the kingdoms that came before it. The Empire Looks South draws on other sources to provide new and engrossing perspectives on early Cambodia up to and including the time of Angkor. These sources include accounts in official Chinese histories, descriptions by Buddhist monks,...

Heartbreak City

Shaun Scott
To cities, sports have never been just entertainment. Progressive urbanites across the United States have used athletics to address persistent problems in city life: the fights for racial justice, workers' rights, equality for women and LGBTQ+ city dwellers, and environmental conservation. In Seattle, sports initiatives have powered meaningful reforms, such as popular stadium projects that promoted investments in public housing and mass transit. At the same time,...

Who Cares?

Rosalia Sciortino
Nov 2023 - Silkworm Books
Who Cares? presents findings on the social protection response to the COVID-19 pandemic in six Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. After a regional overview, country-specific chapters narrate the pandemic's unfolding, public health measures taken to contain it, and economic impacts on different demographics and assesses the effectiveness of social welfare programs. Collectively, the research...

Imperial Designs, Postimperial Extremes

edited by Andrei Cusco, Victor Taki
Anchored in the Russian Empire, but not limited to it, the eight studies in this volume explore the nineteenth-century imperial responses to the challenge of modernity, the dramatic disruptions of World War I, the radical scenarios of the interwar period and post-communist endgames at the different edges of Eurasia. The book continues and amplifies the historiographic momentum...

The Personalism of Edith Stein

Robert McNamara
Edith Stein's life and thought intersect with many important movements of life and thought in the twentieth century. Through her life and eventual martyrdom, she gave witness to the primacy of truth and faith in the face of political totalitarianism, and in her philosophical works, she contributed to a synthesis of phenomenological thought with the thought of Aquinas, while also progressively advancing a compelling form of philosophical personalism. As a...

The Exposition of 1 John and An Exposition upon Matthew V-VII

William Tyndale. Edited by J. Christopher Warner.
The Exposition of 1 John and An Exposition upon Matthew V-VII are William Tyndale's two major exegetical writings, published respectively in 1531 and 1533 in Antwerp. By this period Tyndale's English translations of the New Testament and Pentateuch had both been printed, and he was preparing a revised version of the former to be published in 1534. Among the books he produced in the interim are these verse-by-verse commentaries...

The Way of Humility

Charles G. Kim, Jr.
For Augustine, that the Word became flesh transformed a merely human understanding of the virtues and grounds all virtue in humility. The Way of Humility: Augustine's Theology of Preaching explores how this truth became a new paradigm for understanding the scriptures and thus, how Augustine embodied the virtue in the preaching of the scriptures. One of Augustine's most devoted students, Possidius, said that anyone can learn from reading Augustine, but "those were able to...