Category Archives: Boston College Book Reviewer

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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A book review by Kearney

Author and Boston College Seeling Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney has published a review in the Irish Times of Thinking the Twentieth Century by Tony Judt. He writes: “It is a book of conversations. Conducted during the final months of … Continue reading

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Book review from historian Tom O’Connor

Author and University Historian Thomas H. O’Connor, often described as “the dean of Boston historians,” offers a review of a new book on Boston political history by Gerard O’Neill, a retired veteran political and investigative journalist. O’Connor calls O’Neill’s Rogues … Continue reading

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Book review: Over the Waterfall

Founders Professor of Theology James F. Keenan, S.J., has written a book review in America magazine of Over the Waterfall by fellow moral theologian Marilyn Martone, which details her journey caring and advocating for her brain-injured daughter. “The wisdom in … Continue reading

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The remarkable life of Clarence Darrow

Law School Professor Mark Brodin reviews the new biography Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell in the Boston Globe. Brodin calls the book “masterfully researched and elegantly written.”

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