Category Archives: Boston College Authors

The Shepherd of Hermas

The Shepherd of Hermas is one of the oldest and most widely read Christian works. Copied in Latin, Ethiopic, Coptic, Middle Persian, and Georgian, the Shepherd had far-reaching influence. A new volume of essays looks at the religious experience in … Continue reading

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A path to purpose

Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development Professor Belle Liang and Tim Klein, a licensed certified social worker, have taken the science and knowledge they gained through their experiences as educators, mentors, and practitioners and channeled it into … Continue reading

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Unruly souls

In her new book, Unruly Souls: The Digital Activism of Muslim and Christian Feminists (Rutgers University Press, 2022), Boston College Assistant Professor of Communication Kristin Peterson explores how those marginalized from traditional religious spaces–due to their sexuality, gender, or race–employ … Continue reading

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Ethics handbook

Clinical Ethics Handbook for Nurses: Emphasizing Context, Communication, and Collaboration (Springer, 2022) is a new handbook that provides tools for nurse educators, ethics educators, practicing nurses, and allied health professionals for developing confidence and skill in ethical decision-making in interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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Bringing BC’s history to life

University Historian James O’Toole, a graduate of Boston College, has written a social history of the University, titled Ever to Excel: A History of Boston College (Jesuit Sources, 2022). O’Toole, Clough Millennium History Professor Emeritus, conducted 12 years of archival … Continue reading

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Censorship in Thatcher’s Britain

“The ease with which censorship became part of the political and broadcasting culture of the United Kingdom and Ireland is a lesson in the fragility of democracy,” writes Boston College Interim Director of Irish Studies Robert Savage in the Irish … Continue reading

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A theology for the pilgrim church

BC School of Theology and Ministry Professor Rev. Richard Lennan explores the possibilities for a more faithful, just, and creative church—one responsive to the movement of grace—in his new book Tilling the Church: Theology for an Unfinished Project (Liturgical Press, … Continue reading

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South Korea’s democratic transition

Human Rights and Transnational Democracy in South Korea (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022), written by Assistant Professor of the Practice in International Studies Ingu Hwang, offers the first account of the historical intersection between South Korea’s democratic transition and the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict and German Enlightenment

The lifelong engagement of Josef Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) with the German Enlightenment and its contemporary manifestations and heirs is the subject of a new book written by Fr. Maurice Ashley Agbaw-Ebai, who recently earned a doctorate in philosophy from … Continue reading

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Helping companies create social value

To address the problems facing society, companies must shift their corporate mindset from sustainability (do no harm) to creating social value (do more good), according to leadership and social innovation experts Philip Mirvis and Bradley K. Googins, authors of the new book … Continue reading

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