Category Archives: Boston College Authors

New poetry from Paul Mariani

Boston College Professor Emeritus Paul Mariani has published his ninth collection of poems, titled All That Will Be New (Slant Books, 2022). Written during the pandemic lockdown, the collection is a reflection on the challenges and divisions of our current … Continue reading

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Educational policy reform in Ireland

As calls for further reducing the role of the Catholic Church in Irish primary schools gains traction in a rapidly evolving Irish society, The Politics of Irish Primary Education: Reform in an Era of Secularisation (Peter Lang, 2022) demonstrates how the … Continue reading

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Book award for Ashley Duggan

The National Communication Association Interpersonal Communication Division has chosen Professor of Communication Ashley Duggan to receive a Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Book Award for her book Health and Illness in Close Relationships (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Synthesizing empirical evidence and … Continue reading

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A recipe for repairing brokenness

Years ago, when pastor Mack McCarter returned to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, he found a city racially divided and mired in violence. He started a deceptively simple but powerful faith-based community rebuilding program that has since changed his hometown, … Continue reading

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A Study of Soul in Plotinus

Plotinus is often accused of writing haphazardly, with little concern for the integral unity of a treatise. In the new book From the Alien to the Alone: A Study of Soul in Plotinus (Catholic University of America Press, 2022), BC … Continue reading

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Costa-Gavras

Costa-Gavras, the screenwriter, director, and producer who won an Oscar for his political thriller Z, is the subject of a new book by Boston College faculty members John Michalczyk and Susan Michalczyk. Costa-Gavras: Encounters with History (Bloomsbury, 2022) explores the … Continue reading

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The future of priesthood and ministry

A fresh conversation is needed around the formation of priests in order for ordained ministry to flourish going forward, according to the new book Priestly Ministry and the People of God (Orbis Books), co-edited by Boston College theologians Richard Gaillardetz, … Continue reading

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Synodality

Pope Francis has described synodality as the new model of Church. He said that “a synodal Church is a Church that listens…in which everyone has something to learn.” In this model, bishops should listen to the people of God, and … Continue reading

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Catholic theological ethics

In his latest book, BC Vice Provost for Global Engagement James Keenan, S.J. offers an introduction to Catholic theological ethics through the lens of its historical development from the beginning of the Church until today. A History of Catholic Theological … Continue reading

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Music therapy

Close to one million children on the autism spectrum are enrolled in U.S. schools. Geoff Barnes, who works as music therapist for the Campus School at Boston College, has written a book that depicts the emerging relationships and abilities that … Continue reading

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