Category Archives: Boston College Authors

CPA Book Award winners

Publications written or edited by faculty members from the School of Theology and Ministry and the Theology Department are recipients of 2019 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, including two first-place honors. The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press) received a first place award in the … Continue reading

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Faith for the Heart

Renowned author and religious education expert Thomas Groome, a professor in BC’s School of Theology and Ministry, has written a new book “especially for the ‘nones,’ for the ‘spiritual but not religious,’ and for anyone challenged in their faith at … Continue reading

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Cultural impact of The Overworked American

A new paper published by the American Sociological Review looks at the top social science books of the last 30 years whose ideas broke through from academia into the public consciousness. The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, … Continue reading

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Nabokov at 120

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). For the past six years BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has been co-organizing the International Nabokov Readings in St. … Continue reading

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Big Giant Floating Head

Big Giant Floating Head (Melville House, June, 2019) by BC Associate Professor of the Practice of English Christopher Boucher is described by the publisher as a “daring, dazzling account of a man’s struggle with love, loss and redemption.” After his … Continue reading

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Festschrift

Theologian M. Shawn Copeland, who retired from Boston College this month, was celebrated by colleagues and former students with a Festschrift in her honor. Enfleshing Theology: Embodiment, Discipleship, and Politics in the Work of M. Shawn Copeland (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, … Continue reading

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Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

The 19th Amendment, which secured for women the right to vote in the United States, was passed in the House of Representatives and Congress 100 years ago. The amendment capped a decades-long women’s suffrage movement by activists, many of whom … Continue reading

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