Author Archives: Bookworm

Mystērion

Mystērion: The Theology Journal of Boston College is a newly launched undergraduate journal featuring essays by students from Boston College and beyond that address important—and difficult—theological questions. BC students Amanda Garza ’22, Paige McDonald ’23, Sean O’Neil ’23, and Connor … Continue reading

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Second chances

On her own after years in foster care, Cass Macklin finds herself broke, homeless, scared to death, and pregnant. Determined to build a stable life for herself and her child, Cass turns to the one person with the means to … Continue reading

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Chicago takes center stage

Makeshift Chicago Stages: A Century of Theater and Performance (Northwestern University Press, 2021) brings together leading historians to share the history of theater and performance in Chicago. Boston College Associate Professor of Theatre Stuart J. Hecht is one of the … Continue reading

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Saint Teresa of Avila

An English translation of André Brouillette, S.J.’s revised and published dissertation has been released by Paulist Press. Teresa of Avila, the Holy Spirit, and the Place of Salvation looks at how the Spirit and salvation come together in the life … Continue reading

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Dina Nayeri on the refugee experience

Dina Nayeri will give a reading from her acclaimed book, The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You (‎Catapult, 2019), on October 20 at 7 p.m. (ET). Her presentation will be in webinar format followed by a moderated discussion and … Continue reading

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The Cross in Dialogue with Other Religions

The central Christian belief in salvation through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ remains one of the most intractable mysteries of Christian faith. One of the important challenges for contemporary Christian theology involves exploring new ways of understanding … Continue reading

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Book award for Professor Lykes

The Institute for the Study of Genocide has named Beyond Repair? Mayan Women’s Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm winner of the 2021 Lemkin Book Award. Beyond Repair? was co-written by Alison Crosby (York University, Toronto) and Lynch School … Continue reading

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Guide for ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Boston College graduate Marcus Mescher has written The Study Guide to the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis: Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship (Paulist Press, 2021), which is intended to be a resource for prayer, conscience formation, and discussion … Continue reading

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Migration through legal and theological lenses

Professor of Theological Ethics Kristin Heyer is a co-editor and contributor to a new volume, Christianity and the Law of Migration (Routledge, 2021). The book features perspectives from leading Christian theologians and legal scholars on the challenges of global migration. … Continue reading

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Contemporary religion in Latin America

Boston College Associate Professor of Sociology Gustavo Morello, S,J., has spent the past six years trying to understand what the practice of religion looks like in Latin American today. His new book, Lived Religion in Latin America: An Enchanted Modernity … Continue reading

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