Category Archives: Alumni Authors

Freedom Freed by Hope

Hope. Is it only for moments of despair or can hope free imagination, enlarge desires, and rehabilitate a zest for life? Jesuit priest Alberto Munaiz, S.J., a graduate of the BC School of Theology and Ministry, looks at how hope … Continue reading

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The humor of Zazoo

Boston College alumna Leslie Bilodeau Placzek has written a book titled The Audacious Adventures of Zazoo Plazz: Part-Time Superhero, Full-Time Mom, a humorous collection of vignettes that capture the quirky imagination of her alter ego, Zazoo Plazz. The stories follow … Continue reading

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At God’s right hand

D. Clint Burnett, who earned a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Boston College, has published Christ’s Enthronement at God’s Right Hand and Its Greco-Roman Cultural Context (De Gruyter | 2021). From the publisher: “Psalm 110:1 is the most referenced Old Testament verse … Continue reading

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Holistic nursing

Boston College graduate Mary A. Blaszko Helming, a board-certified advanced holistic nurse, is one of the editors of the eighth edition of Dossey & Keegan’s Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2021). Helming, professor emerita of … Continue reading

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Father and son

My Good Son, a new book by Boston College alumna Yang Huang, is winner of the University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize. In the novel, Huang explores both the deep power and the profound burdens of parental love through … Continue reading

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The Sun and the Moon

Boston College alumnus Chuck Abdella has published a new young adult fantasy novel titled The Sun and the Moon. From the author: “Centerton seems like a typical suburb with a normal high school, filled with ordinary students, but that’s only half … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray

James Martin, S.J., who received the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2018, has written a new book that offers a comprehensive guide to prayer for everyone from the doubtful skeptic to the devout … Continue reading

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The rise of segregated churches

In his new book, historian and Boston College alumnus Richard Boles argues that, contrary to the traditional scholarly consensus, a significant portion of northern Protestants in the United States worshipped in interracial contexts during the 18th century. Yet in another … Continue reading

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Radical hospitality

In an era of border anxiety and increased refugees and migrants, a new book co-written by Charles Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney and Melissa Fitzpatrick, an assistant professor of the practice in the Carroll School of Management Portico program, seeks … Continue reading

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The social forces that shape moral character

In his book, The Structures of Virtue and Vice (Georgetown University Press, 2021), School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor of Moral Theology Daniel J. Daly uses the lens of virtue and vice to reimagine a Catholic ethics that can … Continue reading

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