Author Archives: Bookworm

Writing about religion in a polarized age

Boston College will host a panel of writers who will discuss their insights regarding contemporary discourse on religion, including the challenges that exist for those who desire to engage in thoughtful reflection on provocative topics. “Writing about Religion in a Polarized … Continue reading

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Infographics 101

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gareth Cook will present “Infographics: The Origins and Future of Visual Thinking” on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Devlin Hall, 101. In the Best American Infographics 2014, editor Gareth Cook has assembled a compendium of the finest … Continue reading

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Praise for Fr. Dan’s Merton book

Considered one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century, Thomas Merton was a Trappist Monk profoundly shaped by Franciscan spirituality. In his new book, Theology Department doctoral student Daniel Horan, OFM writes about the Franciscan influence in Merton’s life and … Continue reading

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Catholic voices on practical theology

A book launch event will mark the publication of Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions (2014, Paulist Press), a collection of essays which promises to advance the conversation around practical theology, especially in Catholic circles. Boston College faculty members … Continue reading

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Dybek: Ecstatic Cahoots

Award-winning writer Stuart Dybek will give a talk at Boston College on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Dybek’s most recent books are Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern. He has been honored with many literary awards, including … Continue reading

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Book award for Min Song

Boston College Professor of English Min Hyoung Song has been honored by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society for Jesuit higher education institutions, with a 2014 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award for his book, The Children of 1965: On Writing, and … Continue reading

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Yes Please

Yes Please (Harper Collins/Dey Street Books, 2014) is the new book by award-winning actress and former “SNL” cast member Amy Poehler, a Boston College alumna. Poehler, star of the NBC show “Parks and Recreation,” is a writer, director, producer and cofounder … Continue reading

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