Professor Emeritus of Theology Harvey D. Egan, S.J., has played an instrumental role in the publication of two works by a man who has been incarcerated for more than 40 years. Fr. Egan copyedited and helped to get published two books written by David Ansgar Nyberg. A Puddle of Light: A Prisoner’s Tears (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2018) is described as “reminiscent of the prison literature of Oscar Wilde, Ezra Pound, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others—and with a style often poetic and sometimes humorous.” Nyberg’s other book, Broken: The Myth of Equity in American Jurisprudence (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2019), “demonstrates how the judicial doctrine of the Dred Scott decision is the same judicial philosophy of strict constructionism, the dominant judicial policy of contemporary America.” Fr. Egan has been corresponding with Nyberg for more than a decade. According to Fr. Egan, Nyberg has degrees in law, history, and psychology. He is self-taught in Latin and Greek and is a voracious reader of philosophy, theology, history, and the history of languages. Nyberg’s books are available via MoreBooks.
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