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Catholicism

  • The Great Reformerby Austen Ivereigh

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first authoritative biography of Pope Francis traces the life of this revolutionary thinker from his childhood in Argentina to the highly regarded world leader he is today. It identifies the pope's innovative vision for the Church, and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. more...

  • Liturgy as Revelationby Philip Caldwell; Lewis Ayres; Medi Ann Volpe

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    This volume argues that although in the twentieth century, Catholic theology increasingly recognized the centrality of Christology?particularly the person of Christ?as the locus of revelation and drew out the crucial implications, it was slow to connect this with the dynamic that occurs within the space of liturgy. Examining the specific contributions... more...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...

  • A Stay Against Confusionby Ron Hansen

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, "a stay against confusion." It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life,... more...

  • The Great Reformerby Austen Ivereigh

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions An expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope?s innovative... more...

  • A Stay Against Confusionby Ron Hansen

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, "a stay against confusion." It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life,... more...

  • The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavezby Luis D. León

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders maps and challenges many of the mythologies that surround the late iconic labor leader. Focusing on Chavez's own writings, León argues that La Causa can be fruitfully understood as a quasi-religious movement based on Chavez?s charismatic leadership, which he modeled after Martin... more...

  • Moralizing Cinemaby Daniel Biltereyst; Daniela Treveri Gennari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume is part of the recent interest in the study of religion and popular media culture (cinema in particular), but it strongly differs from most of this work in this maturing discipline. Contrary to most other edited volumes and monographs on film and religion, Moralizing Cinema will not focus upon films (cf. the representation of biblical... more...

  • Christ Actuallyby James Carroll

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe about?and how can we believe in?Jesus in the... more...

  • The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammerby F. Douglas Scutchfield; Paul Evans Jr. Holbrook; Paul M. Pearson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 40.00

    Poet, social justice advocate, and theologian Thomas Merton (1915--1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. In his short lifetime, he penned over seventy books and maintained a brisk correspondence with colleagues around the globe. However, many Merton scholars and fans remain unaware of the significant... more...