Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Guide to Vatican II

Edited by Boston College Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology Richard R. Gaillardetz, The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Cambridge University Press, 2020) offers a thorough overview of the Second Vatican Council. The first part examines the historical, theological, and … Continue reading

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Continental philosophy & Catholic higher ed

The Catholic Reception of Continental Philosophy in North America (University of Toronto Press, 2020) is a new volume of essays by leading philosophers and theologians exploring the reception of continental philosophy in North America and its ongoing relation to Catholic … Continue reading

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Larceny and murder

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Book award for Fr. Dan Horan

Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (Orbis Books) by Boston College alumnus Daniel P. Horan, OFM has been awarded first place honors in the category of theology in the 2020 Excellence in Publishing Awards presented by the Association … Continue reading

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Remembering the Big, Bad Bruins

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Boston Bruins’ 1970 Stanley Cup championship. Boston College alumnus Thomas Whalen¬†takes readers on a trip back to that memorable season in his new book,¬†Kooks and Degenerates on Ice: Bobby Orr, the Big … Continue reading

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A memoir about moving forward

The life and career of Virginia Buckingham, the woman in charge of Boston’s Logan International Airport on 9/11, was torn apart after terrorists hijacked two planes and flew them into the World Trade Center. She was forced to resign and … Continue reading

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Green bioethics

In her book Principles of Green Bioethics: Sustainability in Health Care (Michigan State University Press, 2019), author Cristina Richie lays out a framework for evaluating the sustainability of medical developments, techniques, and procedures. She calls for a joining of biomedical … Continue reading

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The capture of a fugitive

A new book by Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge and co-author Casey Sherman tells the story of the capture and death of James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who was a fugitive for 16 years. Hunting Whitey: The Inside … Continue reading

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Back to the beach

Bestselling author Barbara Delinsky transports readers to the Rhode Island coastline in her latest novel, A Week at the Shore (St. Martin’s Press/MacMillan, 2020), where she explores the role memory plays in the lives of three sisters. The sisters reunite … Continue reading

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Quarantine

In Quarantine, John Smolens, a Boston College graduate, writes about a Massachusetts town grappling with an outbreak of a fatal disease. Though it sounds like current events, Smolens’ novel is set in 1796 and the deadly viral disease is yellow … Continue reading

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