Author Archives: Bookworm

Becoming a R.E.A.L. man

Boston College alumnus Frank DiCocco, a football coach at the high school and college level, created a character curriculum called the R.E.A.L. (R-espect all people, E-specially women, A-lways do the right thing, L-ive a life that matters) Man Program to help the young men … Continue reading

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Lebanese nationalist Charles Corm

In the new book, Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese “Young Phoenician” (Lexington Books, 2015), Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies Franck Salameh writes about Lebanese writer and businessman Charles Corm, an influential figure in the nationalism movement that led to Lebanon’s independence. Salameh delves … Continue reading

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Barrio Rising

In the mid-1950s, Venezuela’s military government razed a massive slum settlement in the heart of Carácas and replaced it with what was at the time one of Latin America’s largest public housing projects. When the dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez was … Continue reading

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Do Guns Make Us Free?

One of the most emotionally charged debates in the United States centers on the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to bear arms. In his new book, Do Guns Make Us Free?: Democracy and the Armed Society (Yale University … Continue reading

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Catholic Press Association honors

Boston College faculty members including Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland and School of Theology and Ministry Assistant Professor Hosffman Ospino, Associate Professor Thomas Stegman, S.J., and Research Professor Christopher R. Matthews were among those honored by the Catholic Press Association … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Vatican II

The Legacy of Vatican II (Paulist Press, 2015), co-edited by School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Andrea Vicini, SJ and Massimo Faggioli of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, explores the legacy of the Second Vatican Council via essays from 12 leading international scholars. One section of … Continue reading

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Naturalizing Heidegger

In Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2015), Assistant Professor of the Practice of Philosophy David Storey proposes a new interpretation of Heidegger’s importance for environmental philosophy. Primarily drawing on Heidegger’s … Continue reading

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