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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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Pope Francis Discusses Angus Ritchie’s Book, “Inclusive Populism,” During International Conference

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Pope Francis discusses "Inclusive Populism"

During the international “A Politics Rooted in the People” online conference on April 15, 2021, sponsored by the Centre for Theology & Community in partnership with Catholic institutions in the United States, European Union, and United Kingdom, Pope Francis spoke to grassroots Catholics, community organizers, and academics to take forward His Holiness’s remarkable call for the Church to embrace “a politics rooted in the people,” with a focus on broad-based organizing and “popular movements.”…

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Notre Dame Press Presents its Fall 2021 Catalog

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Fall 2021 Catalog

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to present its catalog of Fall 2021 titles. This collection promises to engage readers with a variety of subjects, from theology to politics to medical ethics.

Waed Athamneh, who published Modern Arabic Poetry

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Notre Dame Press 2020 Media Report is Here

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Notre Dame Press 2020 Media Report

During 2020, the COVID-19 crisis impacted how University of Notre Dame Press books were published, printed, reviewed, and sold. The book industry experienced rapid change and unprecedented market response to the pandemic. Nearly all Notre Dame Press Spring 2020 titles and our entire Fall 2020 list were released while the in-house Press staff worked remotely, and while bookstores, libraries, and universities were closed for different durations—some of which have not yet reopened.…

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“The Washington Post” Features Nannie Helen Burroughs

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Nannie Helen Burroughs

On February 28, 2021, The Washington Post ran the feature, "Denied a teaching job for being 'too Black' she started her own school—and a movement" by Jess McHugh. The piece illuminates how Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879–1961) fought tirelessly for Black women of every shade to win the right to an education, fair wages, suffrage and a place of leadership in the country. Burroughs is just one of the many African American intellectuals whose work has been long excluded from the literary canon.…

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Notre Dame Press publishes companion book for PBS Documentary, “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America”

Author: Kathryn Pitts

 

 

Narrated by Liam Neeson, "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" shares how legendary Irish politician and Nobel Prize–winner John Hume—inspired by the American Civil Rights movement—harnessed the power of Irish America and built relationships with the White House and U.S. Congress to bring peace to Northern Ireland. The hour-long documentary tells the story of one man's achievement through the testimonies of those who helped him and understood his objectives for lasting peace. The film features original interviews with former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major; two Irish Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) Bertie Ahern and Enda Kenny; Senator George Mitchell; Bono; Mrs Pat Hume (wife of the late John Hume); diplomats, journalists, and historians. It is a timely reminder that peace and reconciliation must be constantly pursued. Watch the trailer here

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Notre Dame Press Partners with JSTOR and Schomburg Center Open Library

Author: Kathryn Pitts

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Material from four Notre Dame Press titles has been selected for inclusion in JSTOR’s companion to the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List. To meet the need for content related to racism, anti-racism, and Black voices, JSTOR created an extensive open library to support students, scholars, and general readers seeking to engage with BIPOC+Q-authored reading lists, starting with a unique set of resources related to the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List

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Book Provides the First Study of Colonial Textile Arts in the Spanish American Church

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Clothing the New World Church

When Catholic churches were built in the New World in the sixteenth century, they were furnished with rich textiles known in Spanish as “church clothing.” These textile ornaments covered churches’ altars, stairs, floors, and walls. Vestments clothed priests and church attendants, and garments clothed statues of saints. The value attached to these textiles, their constant use, and their stunning visual qualities suggest that they played a much greater role in the creation of the Latin American Church than has been previously recognized. This month, the University of Notre Dame Press is publishing Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textiles of Spanish America, 1520–1820

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Catholic Theologian Paul J. Griffiths Publishes Book on Regret

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Regret: A Theology

Theologian Paul J. Griffiths is the author, co-author, and editor of over twenty books and hundreds of essays, articles, and translations. In Regret: A Theology, available from University of Notre Dame Press this month, he joins the growing list of Catholic theologians who are increasingly writing about everyday activities, such as writing, dressing, eating, cleaning, thinking, and arguing, which, according to Griffiths, “haven’t in the past been central to Catholic theology—not even to Catholic moral theology.”…

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ND Creative Writing Department to Host a Virtual Reading with R. M. Kinder, author of “A Common Person and Other Stories"

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A Common Person and Other Stories

On February 24, 2021, at 7:00pm (EST), R. M. Kinder will read from “A Common Person and other Stories,” winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at University of Notre Dame in conjunction with Notre Dame Press. The event is free and open to the public.

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Civil Rights Memoir Resonates with Today’s Call for Racial Justice

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Taking the Fight South

Distinguished historian and civil rights activist Howard Ball has written extensively about civil rights and civil liberties. In Taking the Fight South, Ball’s candid and beautifully written memoir, he focuses on six years, from 1976 to 1982, when he and his Jewish family moved from the Bronx to Starkville, Mississippi, where he taught in the political science department at Mississippi State University. With breathtaking historical authority, Ball narrates the experience of his family as Jewish outsiders in Mississippi, contending with the aftermath of the civil rights struggle. From refereeing football games and helping young black girls integrate the segregated Girl Scout troops in Starkville, to life-threatening calls from the KKK in the middle of the night, from his work for the ACLU to his arguments in the press and before a congressional committee for the extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Ball takes the reader to a precarious time and place in the history of the South.…

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Books in Honor of MLK Jr. Day from Notre Dame Press

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader's life and legacy. While designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities, it is also used as a day to examine King’s work and to express hope that this nation can be better if we all come together and work towards making it a better place. Poverty, unemployment, voting rights, and racial disparities in education are still issues today, as they were when MLK fought for racial equity five decades ago. Today, the United States still needs the civil rights movement. The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish two profoundly moving books this spring that look at the history of the civil rights movement and a great abolitionist and archivist of the Underground Railroad.…

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