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Catholicism

  • Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700by Miles Pattenden

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Miles Pattenden takes an analytic approach to the papal elections of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, with their ceremonial pomp and high drama, to understand the broader history of the early modern papacy and how this elite political group approached decision-making and problem-solving through four centuries of dramatic change in the Church. more...

  • Thomas and the Thomistsby OP Romanus Cessario; OP Cajetan Cuddy

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274) is one of the most important thinkers in the history of western civilization. A philosopher and theologian, a priest and preacher, Aquinas bequeathed to the world an enduring synthesis of philosophy, theology, and Christian spirituality. Aquinas championed the integration of faith and action, sound doctrine and right living,... more...

  • Catholic Social Thought and Liberal Institutionsby Michael Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Increasingly, the religious leaders of the world are addressing problems of political economy, expressing concern about the poor. But will their efforts actually help the poor? Or harm them? Much depends, Michael Novak asserts, upon what kind of institutions are constructed, that is, upon realism and practicality. His thesis may be simply stated:... more...

  • Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitionsby Willie Gin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the twentieth century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and religious minorities follow the same path? Minorities... more...

  • Bernhard Lichtenbergby Brenda L. Gaydosh

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.00

    This book is the definitive English biography of the martyred Nazi-era Berlin provost, Bernhard Lichtenberg. In praying for the Jews from the pulpit and resisting the Nazi regime in a variety of ways, Lichtenberg risked and ultimately sacrificed his life for his Christian principles. more...

  • The Open Churchby Michael Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Michael Novak's eyewitness report on the second and pivotal session of Vatican II in 1964 vividly inter weaves pageantry, politics, and theology. An unusually well-informed lay intellectual, who had earned a theological degree just before the Council, Novak applauded the purposes of Pope John XXIII and his successor Paul VI-"to throw open the windows... more...

  • Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politicsby James Hitchcock

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Throughout its history the Catholic Church has taken positions on many subjects that are in one sense political, but in another sense are primarily moral, such as contraception, homosexuality, and divorce. One such issue, abortion, has split not only the United States, but Catholics as well. Catholics had to confront these issues within the framework... more...

  • Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexualityby Miryam Clough

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Shame strikes at the heart of human individuals rupturing relationships, extinguishing joy and, at times, provoking conflict and violence. This book explores the idea that shame has historically been, and continues to be, used by an oftentimes patriarchal Christian Church as a mechanism to control and regulate female sexuality and to displace men’s... more...

  • Grammars of Resurrectionby Brian D. Robinette

    The Crossroad Publishing Company 2017; US$ 28.99

    This comprehensive study situates Jesus' resurrection at the center of theological reflection and explores its implications for Christian imagination, discourse, and practice. Drawing upon broad array of theological and philosophical resources, it examines issues related to textual analysis, history, memory, embodiment, violence, forgiveness, aesthetics,... more...

  • First Confessionby Chris Patten

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    Chris Patten was a cradle Catholic (hence First Confession ), became on the most prominent Tory 'Wets' of the 1980s and 1990s, and went on to hold a series of prominent public offices - Chairman of the Conservative Party, the last Governor of Hong Kong, European Commissioner for External Affairs, Chancellor of Oxford University, Chairman of the BBC,... more...