Category Archives: Boston College Authors

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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The theology of pilgrimages

It is not surprising that pilgrimages attract broad interest from travelers, dreamers, and readers. Despite the enduring popularity of pilgrimages, Christian theology has not fully engaged this reality. In his new book, The Pilgrim Paradigm: Faith in Motion (Paulist Press, … Continue reading

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Remembering the 1918 influenza pandemic

A new book, edited by Sullivan Professor of Irish Studies Guy Beiner, explores a century of remembering, forgetting, and rediscovering the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919. In Pandemic Re-Awakenings: The Forgotten and Unforgotten ‘Spanish’ Flu of 1918-1919 (Oxford University Press, 2021), … Continue reading

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The power of right-wing comedy

In their new book, That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them (University of California Press, 2022), authors Matt Sienkiewicz and Nick Marx argue that it is both an intellectual and politically strategic mistake to assume that … Continue reading

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Texts Less Traveled

Texts Less Traveled: Exploring Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation (Paulist Press, 2022) is the latest book by New Testament scholar Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., dean and professor of the BC School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Stegman highlights some key, … Continue reading

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Redressing a legacy of abuse in Ireland

A new collection of interdisciplinary essays seeks to answer the question of how will Ireland remedy its legacy of institutional abuse. REDRESS: Ireland’s Institutions and Transitional Justice (University of College Dublin Press, 2022) focuses on the structures which perpetuated widespread … Continue reading

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Understanding creativity and innovation

While some organizational decision makers focus their attention on capital and physical resources, a new book reveals that effective people management should take center stage in the innovation process. The Handbook of Research on Creativity and Innovation (Edward Elgar Publishing, … Continue reading

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Reading Anselm

New Readings of Anselm of Canterbury’s Intellectual Methods (Brill, 2022) presents essays that offer new readings of Anselm’s speculative and spiritual writings on topics including his relationship to Augustine, proofs for God’s existence, faith and reason, human freedom and the … Continue reading

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