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Announcing Spring Books from Notre Dame Press

Author: Mary Lusebrink

Spring 2020 Catalog

The University of Notre Dame Press is excited to present its Spring 2020 Catalog. This season, the Press is releasing a number of books with Notre Dame connections that range from a popular guidebook to the Basilica at Notre Dame to studies on international human rights. These upcoming titles include:…

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Poet Leia Penina Wilson will read from her new book at the University of Notre Dame

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Splinters are Children of Wood

On January 29, 2020, at 7:30PM, award-winning poet Leia Penina Wilson will be reading from her recently published book, Splinters Are Children of Wood, at 232 Decio Hall, University of Notre Dame. The reading is sponsored by the Creative Writing Department

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SherAli Tareen to publish book on the history of Muslims and Islam in South Asia

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Defending Muhammad in Modernity

SherAli Tareen, associate professor of religious studies at Franklin and Marshall College, will publish a new book titled Defending Muḥammad in Modernity on January 31, 2020. In this groundbreaking study, Tareen presents the most comprehensive and theoretically engaged work to date on what is arguably the most long-running, complex, and contentious dispute in modern Islam: the Barelvī-Deobandī polemic. The Barelvī and Deobandī groups are two normative orientations/reform movements with beginnings in colonial South Asia. Almost two hundred years separate the beginnings of this polemic from the present. Its specter, however, continues to haunt the religious sensibilities of postcolonial South Asian Muslims in profound ways, both in the region and in diaspora communities around the world.

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Solzhenitsyn's "Between Two Millstones, Book 1" named Outstanding Academic Title by "Choice" Magazine

Author: Mary Lusebrink

Between Two Millstones, Book 1

Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzheitsyn's Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974-1978 has been selected as a 2019 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice magazine. This year's Outstanding Academic Title list includes 521 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice

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Notre Dame Press joins JSTOR

Author: Kathryn Pitts

JSTOR

The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to announce that it has joined Books at JSTOR, making more than 400 titles available on a platform for discovering and connecting research, images, and primary sources. 

The University of Notre Dame Press is the largest Catholic university press in the world, publishing academic and general interest books with a focus on the humanities and social sciences, including religion, theology, history, philosophy, political science and theory, medieval studies, Irish studies, Latin American studies, and international relations. 

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Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "March 1917, Book 2" available in first English Translation

Author: Mary Lusebrink

March 1917, Book 2

The University of Notre Dame Press has published a new English translation of March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2. This is the third volume in the Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series

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"Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch" receives Best First Monograph Award

Author: Notre Dame Press News

Moses the Egyptian

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that Herbert R. Broderick, author of Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B.iv)

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New memoir details the life of a Czech priest in hiding

Author: Mary Lusebrink

From the Underground Church to Freedom

In his new book, From the Underground Church to Freedominternational best-selling author and theologian Tomáš Halík shares for the first time the dramatic story of his life as a secretly ordained priest in Communist Czechoslovakia. Inspired by Augustine's candid presentation of his own life, Halík writes about his spiritual journey within a framework of philosophical theology; his work has been compared to that of C. S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, and Henri Nouwen. Born in Prague in 1948, Halík spent his childhood under Stalinism. He describes his conversion to Christianity during the time of communist persecution of the church, his secret study of theology, and secret priesthood ordination in East Germany (even his mother was not allowed to know that her son was a priest). Halík speaks candidly of his doubts and crises of faith as well as of his conflicts within the church. He worked as a psychotherapist for over a decade and, at the same time, was active in the underground church and in the dissident movement with the legendary Cardinal Tomášek and Václav Havel, who proposed Halík as his successor to the Czech presidency. Since the fall of the regime, Halík has served as general secretary to the Czech Conference of Bishops and was an advisor to John Paul II and Václav Havel.…

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"Quill and Cross in the Borderlands" wins Honorable Mention for the Thomas J. Lyon Award

Author: Mary Lusebrink

Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

Anna M. Nogar's book, Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue, 1628 to the Presentreceived an Honorable Mention for the Thomas J. Lyon Award at the Western Literature Association's annual conference in September. This award honors books that are outstanding scholarly studies on the literature and culture of the American West. The award is named after a former editor of the Western Literature Association's journal, Western American Literature.

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Esteemed editor Charles "Chuck" L. Van Hof passes away

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The University of Notre Dame Press is saddened to share the news of the passing of our friend and colleague, retired senior acquisitions editor Charles “Chuck” L. Van Hof, of Crystal Lake, Illinois. Chuck came to Notre Dame Press in 2004 from Wm. B. Eerdmans, where he was employed for twenty-four years as managing editor and later as senior editor for history, religious, and trade books. He worked at Notre Dame Press for ten years acquiring in the fields of philosophy, theology, history, and political theory. Some of his best-selling and critically acclaimed titles include The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying

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Hammes Bookstore to host book talk for "Soldiers of the Cross"

Author: Mary Lusebrink

Soldiers of the Cross

On September 24, 2019, at 7PM, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore will hold a book talk by William Kurtz on the recently published book Soldiers of the Cross, the Authoritative Text: The Heroism of Catholic Chaplains and Sisters in the American Civil War

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Hammes Book Store to host Jeffrey Matthews book signing for "Colin Powell"

Author: Mary Lusebrink

Colin Powell

On September 13, 2019, at 1:30PM, American historian and author Jeffery J. Matthews will be signing copies of his book Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. The book is written for a broad readership, and will be of special interest to readers of military history, political biography, and leadership.…

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New book charts the rise and fall of John Zahm, C.S.C., vice president of Notre Dame

Author: Notre Dame Press News

Faith and Science at Notre Dame

In this recently published book, Faith and Science at Notre Dame: John Zahm, Evolution, and the Catholic Church, John P. Slattery (ND '17 Ph.D.) tells a new and fuller story of the Reverend John Augustine Zahm, C.S.C., (1851–1921) and his quest to prove the compatibility of late nineteenth-century evolutionary science and Roman Catholicism. Zahm was a Holy Cross priest, author, South American explorer, and a science professor and vice president at the University of Notre Dame, the latter at the age of twenty-five. Through his scientific writings, Zahm argued that Roman Catholicism was fully compatible with an evolutionary view of biological systems. Ultimately Zahm’s ideas were not accepted in his lifetime and he was prohibited from discussing evolution and Catholicism, although he remained an active priest for more than two decades after his censure. …

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Notre Dame Professor's Book looks at American Presidency

Author: Kathryn Pitts

The Glory And The Burden

Robert Schmuhl, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair Emeritus in American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame, is the author or editor of fifteen books. In his newest offering, The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump

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Catholic Press Association Book Awards go to Seven Notre Dame Press Titles

Author: Notre Dame Press News

Catholic Press Association Book Awards 2019

The 2019 Catholic Press Association Book Awards were announced during the Catholic Media Conference, June 18-21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Florida. This year's winners include seven titles published by the University of Notre Dame Press. We are proud to represent these important works and distinguished authors whose books have been recognized in diverse categories such as theology, history, memoir, and religious art.…

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