Category Archives: Boston College Book Reviewer

Book review by Perkins

Professor of Theology Pheme Perkins takes a timely look at The World’s Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria by Michael Peppard in a review for America magazine. Peppard’s text offers a historical and theological reassessment of art and … Continue reading

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Grad student reviews Laurus

Theology Department doctoral student Nathaniel Peters reviews the award-winning book Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin (translation by Lisa C. Hayden) for Commonweal magazine. Laurus, which has won two major Russian book prizes, has been listed in the company of such works as … Continue reading

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NYT book review by Graver

Author and BC Professor of English Elizabeth Graver reviews the latest novel from award-winning writer Maggie O’Farrell for the New York Times. She writes that O’Farrell’s This Must Be the Place “though not without its fault lines, is marvelous, a contemporary and highly … Continue reading

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Hogs Wild

There’s a wealth of information about everything from meteorites to shrapnel in Ian Frazier’s new book, but you read his work primarily for the encounter between his sensibility and the world, according to a New York Times review of Frazier’s new … Continue reading

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Book review by Fr. Imbelli

Fr. Robert Imbelli, associate professor of theology emeritus, offers a review of Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge for Commonweal magazine. He calls her volume “remarkable.”

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Book reviews

Several members of the Boston College community have written book reviews recently. Mike Cronin, academic director of BC-Ireland, reviewed Paul Rouse’s Sport and Ireland: A History for the Irish Times. Father Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, associate professor of theology, reviewed … Continue reading

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Book review by Alan Wolfe

Boston College Political Science Professor Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, has written a review of The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions by Michael Walzer. He calls Walzer’s work “a fascinating excursion … Continue reading

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