Category Archives: Boston College Authors

Saint Teresa of Avila

An English translation of André Brouillette, S.J.’s revised and published dissertation has been released by Paulist Press. Teresa of Avila, the Holy Spirit, and the Place of Salvation looks at how the Spirit and salvation come together in the life … Continue reading

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The Cross in Dialogue with Other Religions

The central Christian belief in salvation through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ remains one of the most intractable mysteries of Christian faith. One of the important challenges for contemporary Christian theology involves exploring new ways of understanding … Continue reading

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Book award for Professor Lykes

The Institute for the Study of Genocide has named Beyond Repair? Mayan Women’s Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm winner of the 2021 Lemkin Book Award. Beyond Repair? was co-written by Alison Crosby (York University, Toronto) and Lynch School … Continue reading

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Migration through legal and theological lenses

Professor of Theological Ethics Kristin Heyer is a co-editor and contributor to a new volume, Christianity and the Law of Migration (Routledge, 2021). The book features perspectives from leading Christian theologians and legal scholars on the challenges of global migration. … Continue reading

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Contemporary religion in Latin America

Boston College Associate Professor of Sociology Gustavo Morello, S,J., has spent the past six years trying to understand what the practice of religion looks like in Latin American today. His new book, Lived Religion in Latin America: An Enchanted Modernity … Continue reading

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Values, valuing, and evaluating

Much applied research takes place as if complex social problems—and evaluations of interventions to address them—can be dealt with in a purely technical way. In contrast, the groundbreaking book Evaluating and Valuing in Social Research (Guilford Press, 2021) offers an … Continue reading

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Reframing Marilynne Robinson’s fiction

The acclaimed novels of Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson—Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, Lila, and Jack—are explored in a new book by Boston College Professor of English Laura Tanner. The Elusive Everyday in the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson (Oxford University Press, 2021) … Continue reading

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Magdalene Laundries and the campaign for justice

Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 Irish girls and women, specifically unmarried mothers, and those considered promiscuous, sexually abused, and/or a burden to their families or the state, were imprisoned and subjected to forced labor in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. The … Continue reading

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Exhortation and advice

Francesco Sacchini (1570–1625) was a much-respected rhetorician, biographer, and official historian of the Society of Jesus. At his death, he left behind two essays—The Protrepticon (“exhortation”) and the Paraenesis (“advice”)—valuable, ever-ready resources for those assigned to teach the younger students … Continue reading

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Key to student engagement

Education experts Dennis Shirley and Andy Hargreaves have written a new book aimed at educators looking to promote active engagement in the classroom and improve student learning. Based on examples from seven years of research, Five Paths of Student Engagement: … Continue reading

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