Category Archives: Boston College Authors

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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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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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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The Heights: An Illustrated History

Boston College’s first 150 years are captured in a glorious new book, The Heights: An Illustrated History of Boston College, 1863–2013 (Linden Lane Press, 2014) written by Ben Birnbaum and Seth Meehan with photography by Gary Wayne Gilbert. Through a treasure trove … Continue reading

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The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

There will be a book launch event on Oct. 2 at St. Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center in Boston for The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton (Ave Maria Press, 2014) by Boston College doctoral student Daniel P. Horan, OFM.  In his new … Continue reading

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Poverty: What did Jesus preach?

Boston College Associate Professor of Theology Rev. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., will present “Poverty: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?” on Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. His lecture will explore how compassion for … Continue reading

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