Tag Archives: Theology Department

The Paulist Biblical Commentary

The Paulist Biblical Commentary (Paulist Press, 2018) is a significant new compendium of the very best in contemporary biblical scholarship. The 1,686-page volume, which brings together in collaboration more than 70 international biblical scholars, consists of a commentary on each of … Continue reading

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CPA Book Awards

Faculty members from Boston College were honored for their publications by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada at the organization’s annual conference in June. Canisius Professor of Theology James Keenan, S.J., won third place in the category … Continue reading

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A Church for the poor

Poverty: Responding Like Jesus is a new book from Paraclete Press and the Church in the 21st Century Center that takes a fresh look at the role of churches, and individual Christians, in relating to poverty and the poor among … Continue reading

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Shariah

Shariah, the Islamic canonical law based on the teachings of the Koran, is a complex concept that has been interpreted in many ways over time and around the world. It plays a vital role in the lives of Muslims around the … Continue reading

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Law and Christian ethics

In her new book Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought (Oxford University Press, 2017), Libby Professor of Law and Theology Cathleen Kaveny explores the intellectual exchange between the American legal tradition and the tradition of Christian ethics in … Continue reading

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Candlemas Lecture: Willie Jennings

Award-winning author and ordained Baptist minister Willie Jennings will give the annual Candlemas Lecture on February 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Devlin Hall, Room 101. Jennings, an associate professor of systematic theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School, will present “To … Continue reading

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Jesuit mysticism

In A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism (Brill Publishers, 2017), editor Robert A. Maryks presents 13 essays on the Jesuit mystical tradition, a somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography that stretches as far back as Ignatius of Loyola, his spiritual visions at … Continue reading

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