Author Archives: Bookworm

Paradigm shift for American Catholics

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI ended years of discussion and study by Catholic theologians and bishops by issuing an encyclical on human sexuality and birth control entitled┬áHumanae Vitae. According to Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life … Continue reading

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The art of bookbinding

A hand-bound book created by John J. Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard is on exhibit now through June 29 at the North Bennet Street School’s 20th Annual Celebration of Craft. Hebard designed the cover for a copy of The … Continue reading

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Seeing the Spanish Restoration on TV

Televising Restoration Spain: History and Fiction in Twenty-First-Century Costume Dramas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) is a collection of essays on recent Spanish television series that are set in the period of the Spanish Restoration (1874-1931). Co-edited by Boston College Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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Exploring the natural philosophists

The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) is for students looking to better understand the origins of natural science. Edited by Associate Professor of Philosophy Daniel McKaughan and Associate Professor of the Practice of Philosophy Holly … Continue reading

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A Montauk summer

In his new memoir, Boston College graduate John Glynn writes about a summer he spent living with friends at the beach on Long Island. Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer (Grand Central Publishing May, 2019) is a story of … Continue reading

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Book prize for Catherine Mooney

School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor Catherine Mooney has been awarded the Hagiography Society Book Prize for her publication Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance (University of Pennsylvania Press). Founded in 1990, the … Continue reading

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The witness of African American religious experience

Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience (Orbis Books, 2018), a new book by Professor of Theology M. Shawn Copeland, “is a powerful reading of the Cross of Jesus, both as it is written in scripture and … Continue reading

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