Category Archives: Boston College Authors

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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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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