Category Archives: Boston College Book Reviewer

Fr. Lennan on Mercy

Rev. Richard Lennan, a professor of systematic theology in the School of Theology and Ministry and co-editor of Hope: Promise, Possibility, and Fulfillment, has written a review of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Mercy for America magazine.

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Prevot’s Pick

Andrew Prevot, an assistant professor of theology at BC, was one of several black Catholic intellectuals asked to select a favorite book by a black Catholic writer for the most recent issue of America magazine which focused on the 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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Book review by Fr. Imbelli

Father Robert Imbelli, associate professor emeritus of theology, has written a review for America magazine of Edward Short’s Newman and His Family. In the book, Short looks at 70 years of correspondences by Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman to his family. Fr. … Continue reading

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Kaveny on Daniel Callahan

In a book review of bioethicist Daniel Callahan’s memoir and collection of essays, Libby Professor Cathleen Kaveny of BC’s Theology Department and Law School writes “For a model of how to argue rigorously, perceptively and non-defensively about difficult issues of … Continue reading

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Review by Fr. Ken Himes

Theology Associate Professor Fr. Kenneth Himes reviews Offering Hospitality: Questioning Christian Approaches to War by Caron E. Gentry for America magazine. According to Fr. Himes, Gentry’s book is “a work that adds another voice to the chorus calling for Christians not just … Continue reading

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Book review: Sacred Dread

In America magazine, Newton College Alumnae Professor of Western Culture Catherine Cornille pens a review of Sacred Dread by Brenna Moore. Cornille, chairwoman of BC’s Theology Department, calls the work: “a remarkable achievement” that “weaves history, biography and theology together … Continue reading

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From Rotella: a new book, a NYT book review and two columns

According to a New York Times book review by English Professor Carlo Rotella, Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany — a collection of the author’s reporting, essays, short stories and drama– is a worthwhile read for Portis’ fans. Rotella, who also … Continue reading

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