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Book Launch for "Schism: Seventh-day Adventism in Post-Denominational China"

Author: Notre Dame Press News

Schism Handout Final 01

On Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00pm EST–1:00pm, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, University of Notre Dame, and University of Notre Dame Press will co-host a book launch for Schism: Seventh-day Adventism in Post-Denominational China

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“Defending Muḥammad in Modernity” is a Finalist for the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence, Analytical-Descriptive Studies

Author: Lyric Medeiros

Defending Muḥammad in Modernity by SherAli Tareen

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Defending Muḥammad in Modernity by SherAli Tareen is a Finalist for the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence, Analytical-Descriptive Studies.

In this groundbreaking work, Tareen, associate professor of religious studies at Franklin and Marshall College, 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

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Notre Dame Press Highlights Dante Series on 700th Anniversary of the Poet's Death

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Dante Studies from Notre Dame Press

September 13, 2021, marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death. The great Italian poet is being celebrated around the globe and especially in Italy where gala concerts, exhibits, and dramatic readings are underway.…

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Father Thomas Blantz to Sign Copies of “The University of Notre Dame: A History” at the Hammes Bookstore

Author: Sydni Brooks

Father Thomas Blantz at the Hammes Bookstore

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 9:30 to 11:00am, Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C., will sign copies of his book The University of Notre Dame: A History, at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

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Hammes Bookstore to Host James T. Connelly, C.S.C, Book Signing for “The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross”

Author: Sydni Brooks

James T. Connelly, C.S.C., at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

On Friday, September 10, 2021, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Notre Dame archivist and historian Father James T. Connelly, C.S.C, will sign copies of his book The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore

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Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis Addressed in New Book

Author: Chelsey Boyle

Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico

Who is to blame for the economic and political crisis in Puerto Rico—the United States or Puerto Rico? A. W. Maldonado, a retired journalist who spent more than fifty years covering Puerto Rico’s politics and economy as reporter and columnist, offers his own explanation. In Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico: How Politics Destroyed an Economic Miracle

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“Lessons from Walden” Receives APSA Best Book in American Political Thought Prize

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Lessons from Walden

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy by Bob Pepperman Taylor won the American Political Science Association 2020 Section Award for Best Book in American Political Thought. The award will be presented during the APSA annual meeting September 30–October 3, 2021, in Seattle.…

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Leading Feminist Legal Scholar Releases Book on Women’s Rights

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The Rights of Women

In The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, available from University of Notre Dame Press, Erika Bachiochi explores the development of feminist thought in the United States. Inspired by the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Bachiochi presents the intellectual history of a lost vision of women’s rights, seamlessly weaving philosophical insight, biographical portraits, and constitutional law to showcase the once predominant view that our rights properly rest upon our concrete responsibilities to God, self, family, and community.…

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Notre Dame Press Books Take Top 2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Author: Kathryn Pitts

2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

On June 17, 2021, Foreword Reviews announced the winners for the 2020 INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Over 2,100 entries were submitted in 55 categories, with Foreword’s editors choosing approximately 9 finalists per genre. Those finalist books were then mailed to individual librarians and booksellers tasked with picking the Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention winners. Four University of Notre Dame Press

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Congratulations to 2021 Catholic Media Association Book Award Winners

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Catholic Media Association Book Awards 2021

University of Notre Dame Press titles received seven Catholic Media Association Book Awards on June 10, 2021, during this year’s Virtual Catholic Media Conference, “Anchored in Hope.”

The purpose of the Catholic Media Awards

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Book Collects Influential Work of Notre Dame Political Philosopher, Yves R. Simon

Author: Chelsey Boyle

An Yves R. Simon Reader: The Philosopher's Calling

French Catholic (and then American) political philosopher Yves R. Simon was a student of Jacques Maritain and one of the most important figures in the revival of Thomism. In 1938, after earning international recognition as a Catholic thinker, the president of Notre Dame, Rev. John O’Hara, C.S.C., invited Simon to teach Philosophy at Notre Dame. There Simon continued to produce his political and social writings focusing on issues surrounding wealth, workers, and culture. He was the author of numerous books, including A General Theory of Authority

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“Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age” Receives the 2021 CTS Best Book Award

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Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age by Ryan G. Duns, S.J.

At its annual convention on June 3, the College Theology Society announced that Ryan G. Duns, S.J., assistant professor of theology at Marquette University, received the 2021 CTS Best Book Award for Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age: Desmond and the Quest for God

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Book by LGBTQ+ Rights Activist Greg Bourke Announced During Gay Pride Month

Author: Chelsey Boyle

Greg Bourke Signing Galleys Of "Gay, Catholic, and American" at Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville

In September, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish Gay, Catholic, and American: My Legal Battle for Marriage Equality and Inclusion by University of Notre Dame alumnus Greg Bourke (ND MA ’82). In this compelling memoir, Bourke tells the inspiring story of how his family struggled to overcome antigay discrimination. He became an outspoken gay rights activist after being dismissed as a troop leader from the Boy Scouts of America in 2012. Bourke and his husband Michael De Leon became named plaintiffs in one of the most pivotal Supreme Court cases in LGBTQ+ history, Obergefell vs. Hodges,

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Book Examines How Religion Has Been Co-Opted by Nationalist Populism

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy

"Faith, Nationalism, and the Future of Liberal Democracy . . . impart[s] a cogent, academic, and rich way of understanding how religion has been turned political weapon; it gives significant advice about what to do to address the problem . . . [and] explains how religious claims have been warped and understood to be more about belonging than believing." —Foreword Reviews

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Contending Modernities Book Symposium Examines “Defending Muḥammad in Modernity” by SherAli Tareen

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Defending Muḥammad in Modernity by SherAli Tareen

Contending Modernities (CM), based at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is a major interdisciplinary effort to generate new knowledge and greater understanding of the ways in which religious and secular forces interact in the modern world. On February 15, 2021, CM launched a book symposium on Defending Muḥammad in Modernity

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Liu Institute and Notre Dame Press Launch Book Series on Chinese Christianities

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"Schism" by Christie Chui-Shan Chow

A new book series by Notre Dame Press in collaboration with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies will examine several denominations of Christianity in modern China. The Liu Institute Series in Chinese Christianities

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"William Still": The First Major Biography of the Abolitionist and Leader of the Underground Railroad

Author: Kathryn Pitts

"William Still" by William C. Kashatus

"An essential work that is a must-read for those interested in the Underground Railroad and Black history in the U.S." —Library Journal (Starred Review)

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Still on October 7, 2021, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia

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Book Provides Perspective on Palestinian Experience and Context for Current Headlines

Author: Chelsey Boyle

Stories From Palestine by Marda Dunsky

In the midst of President Biden’s restoration of aid for Palestinian refugees and economic development that was cut under the Trump Administration, and the first Palestinian elections since 2006 slated for May and July, Marda Dunsky provides insight into Palestinian life under occupation. In Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience

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