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Miracle of Amsterdam

by Charles Caspers & Peter Jan Margry University of Notre Dame Press (May 31, 2019)

The Miracle of Amsterdam presents a “cultural biography” of a Dutch devotional manifestation. According to tradition, on the night of March 15, 1345, a Eucharistic host thrown into a burning fireplace was...


God and the Teaching of Theology

by Steven Edward Harris University of Notre Dame Press (May 31, 2019)

Theologians today are facing a crisis of identity. Are they members of the academy or the church? Is it still possible to be members of both? In God and the Teaching of Theology, Steven Harris argues a way through...


Divine Scripture in Human Understanding

by Joseph K. Gordon University of Notre Dame Press (March 15, 2019)

Divine Scripture in Human Understanding addresses the confusing plurality of contemporary approaches to Christian Scripture—both within and outside the academy—by articulating a traditionally grounded, constructive...


Intention, Character, and Double Effect

by Lawrence Masek University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

The principle of double effect has a long history, from scholastic disputations about self-defense and scandal to current debates about terrorism, torture, euthanasia, and abortion. Despite being widely debated,...


Maurice Blondel

by Robert C. Koerpel University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

During the past few decades there has been renewed interest in the twentieth-century French Catholic philosopher Maurice Blondel (1861–1949) and his influence on modern and contemporary theology, but little...


God’s Patients

by John Bugbee University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2018)

God’s Patients approaches some of Chaucer’s most challenging poems with two philosophical questions in mind: How does action relate to passion, to being-acted-on? And what does it mean to submit one’s...


René Girard and the Nonviolent God

by Scott Cowdell University of Notre Dame Press (November 30, 2018)

In his latest book on the ground-breaking work of René Girard (1923–2015), Scott Cowdell sets out a new perspective on mimetic theory and theology: he develops the proposed connection between Girardian thought...


Queen of Heaven

by Lilla Grindlay University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2018)

The belief that the Virgin Mary was bodily assumed to be crowned as heaven’s Queen has been celebrated in the liturgy and literature of England since the fifth century. The upheaval of the Reformation brought...


Óscar Romero’s Theological Vision

by Edgardo Colón-Emeric University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2018)

On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Óscar Romero was assassinated as he celebrated mass in El Salvador. As the Catholic Church prepares to declare Romero a saint, Colón-Emeric explores the life and thought of Romero...


Of Labour and Liberty

by Race Mathews University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 2018)

What will the future of work, social freedom, and employment look like? In an era of increased job insecurity and social dislocation, is it possible to reshape economics along democratic lines in a way that...


Quill and Cross in the Borderlands

by Anna M. Nogar University of Notre Dame Press (June 25, 2018)

Quill and Cross in the Borderlands examines nearly four hundred years of history, folklore, literature, and art concerning the seventeenth-century Spanish nun and writer Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda, identified...


Abducted in Iraq

by Saad Sirop Hanna & Edward S. Aris University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2017)

How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated...


Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War

by Perry T. Hamalis & Valerie A. Karras University of Notre Dame Press (December 15, 2017)

Many regions of the world whose histories include war and violent conflict have or once had strong ties to Orthodox Christianity. Yet policy makers, religious leaders, and scholars often neglect Orthodoxy’s...


Creation <i>ex nihilo</i>

by Gary A. Anderson & Markus Bockmuehl University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

The phrase "creation ex nihilo" refers to the primarily Christian notion of God’s creation of everything from nothing. Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenge s presents the findings...


Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination

by Farrell O'Gorman University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

In Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination, Farrell O'Gorman presents the first study of the recurrent role of Catholicism in a Gothic tradition that is essential to the literature...


Shadow and Substance

by Jay Zysk University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2017)

Shadow and Substance is the first book to present a sustained examination of the relationship between Eucharistic controversy and English drama across the Reformation divide. In this compelling interdisciplinary...


Visions of Sainthood in Medieval Rome

by Larry Field, Sean L. Field & Lezlie S. Knox University of Notre Dame Press (October 30, 2017)

Margherita Colonna (1255–1280) was born into one of the great baronial families that dominated Rome politically and culturally in the thirteenth century. After the death of her father and mother, Margherita...


Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B.iv)

by Herbert R. Broderick University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

In Moses the Egyptian, Herbert Broderick analyzes the iconography of Moses in the famous illuminated eleventh-century manuscript known as the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch. A translation into Old English...


Icons and the Liturgy, East and West

by Nicholas Denysenko University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

Icons and the Liturgy, East and West: History, Theology, and Culture is a collection of nine essays developed from papers presented at the 2013 Huffington Ecumenical Institute’s symposium “Icons and Images,”...


Milton and Catholicism

by Ronald Corthell & Thomas N. Corns University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2017)

This collection of original essays by literary critics and historians analyzes a wide range of Milton’s writing, from his early poetry, through his mid-century political prose, to De Doctrina Christiana, which...


Christian Moral Life, The

by John Rziha University of Notre Dame Press (June 30, 2017)

To take a journey, travelers must know where they are, where they are going, and how to get there. Moral theology examines the same three truths. The Christian Moral Life is a handbook for moral theology that...


Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council

by John C. Cavadini & Danielle M. Peters University of Notre Dame Press (May 15, 2017)

The Blessed Virgin Mary is uniquely associated with Catholicism, and the century preceding the Second Vatican Council was arguably the most fertile era for Catholic Marian studies. In 1964, Pope Paul VI published...


Apocalypse Deferred

by Jeremiah L. Alberg University of Notre Dame Press (June 15, 2017)

The thought of René Girard on violence, sacrifice, and mimetic theory has exerted a strong influence on Japanese scholars as well as around the world. In this collection of essays, originating from a Tokyo...


Theology and Form

by Nicholas Denysenko University of Notre Dame Press (May 30, 2017)

How do space and architecture shape liturgical celebrations within a parish? In Theology and Form: Contemporary Orthodox Architecture in America, Nicholas Denysenko profiles seven contemporary Eastern Orthodox...


Conflicts of Devotion

by Daniel R. Gibbons University of Notre Dame Press (March 30, 2017)

Who will mourn with me? Who will break bread with me? Who is my neighbor? In the wake of the religious reformations of the sixteenth century, such questions called for a new approach to the communal religious...


Evagrius and His Legacy

by Joel Kalvesmaki & Robin Darling Young University of Notre Dame Press (February 15, 2016)

Evagrius of Pontus (ca. 345-399) was a Greek-speaking monastic thinker and Christian theologian whose works formed the basis for much later reflection on monastic practice and thought in the Christian Near East,...


Character and the Christian Life

by Stanley Hauerwas University of Notre Dame Press (January 15, 1989)

“When Character and the Christian Life first appeared in 1975, it was the most important theological contribution to moral debate to appear for many years. Hauerwas followed Catholic moral theology in making...


Images of Hope

by William F. Lynch, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 1974)

This is a book about hope. Part 1 is a compact but necessarily limited attempt to describe the actual structure and concrete forms of hope and hopelessness; Part 2 is an exploration of a psychology of hope,...


Christianity and the Secular

by Robert A. Markus University of Notre Dame Press (February 28, 2006)

The history of Christianity has been marked by tension between ideas of sacred and secular, their shifting balance, and their conflict. In Christianity and the Secular, Robert A. Markus examines the place of...


Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church

by George E. Demacopoulos University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2006)

In late antiquity the rising number of ascetics who joined the priesthood faced a pastoral dilemma. Should they follow a traditional, demonstrably administrative, approach to pastoral care, emphasizing doctrinal...


Treatise on Law, The

by Thomas Aquinas & R. J. Henle, S.J. University of Notre Dame Press (May 31, 1993)

In this translation of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s The Treatise on Law, R. J. Henle, S.J., a well-known authority on philosophy and jurisprudence, fluently and accurately presents the Latin and English translation...


Work of Love

by Leonard J. DeLorenzo University of Notre Dame Press (February 02, 2017)

The saints are good company. They are the heroes of the faith who blazed new and creative paths to holiness; they are the witnesses whose testimonies echo throughout the ages in the memory of the Church. Most...


Creation as Emanation

by Therese Bonin University of Notre Dame Press (April 25, 2001)

Creation as Emanation examines Albert's reading of The Book of Causes with an eye toward two questions: First, how does Albert view the relation between faith and reason, so that he can identify creation from...


Sacred Sound and Social Change: Liturgical Music in Jewish and Christian Experience

by Lawrence A. Hoffman & Janet R. Walton University of Notre Dame Press (May 09, 1994)

Teachers, students, composers, performers, and other practitioners of sacred sound will appreciate this volume because, unlike any book currently available on sacred music, it treats the history, development,...


Medieval Crossover: Reading the Secular against the Sacred

by Barbara Newman University of Notre Dame Press (May 15, 2013)

In Medieval Crossover: Reading the Secular against the Sacred, Barbara Newman offers a new approach to the many ways that sacred and secular interact in medieval literature, arguing that the sacred was the normative,...


Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation

by John Fea, Jay Green & Eric Miller University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2010)

At the end of his landmark 1994 book, The Soul of the American University, historian George Marsden asserted that religious faith does indeed have a place in today's academia. Marsden's contention sparked a...


Eastern Orthodox Christianity and American Higher Education: Theological, Historical, and Contemporary Reflections

by Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides & Elizabeth H. Prodromou University of Notre Dame Press (January 15, 2017)

Over the last two decades, the American academy has engaged in a wide-ranging discourse on faith and learning, religion and higher education, and Christianity and the academy. Eastern Orthodox Christians, however,...


Rethinking the Medieval Legacy for Contemporary Theology

by Anselm K. Min University of Notre Dame Press (October 27, 2014)

In Rethinking the Medieval Legacy for Contemporary Theology, six distinguished theologians bridge medieval and contemporary theologies by developing the theological significance of medieval insights in response...


Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy: Ut Unum Sint and the Prospects of East-West Unity

by Adam A. J. DeVille University of Notre Dame Press (March 15, 2011)

Among the issues that continue to divide the Catholic Church from the Orthodox Church-the two largest Christian bodies in the world, together comprising well over a billion faithful-the question of the papacy...


Summa Contra Gentiles, 2: Book Two: Creation

by Thomas Aquinas & James F. Anderson University of Notre Dame Press (March 31, 1976)

Book Two of the Summa Contra Gentiles series examines God's freedom in creation, his power as creator of all things, and the nature of man, particularly the unity of soul and body within man.


The Priestly Kingdom: Social Ethics as Gospel

by John Howard Yoder University of Notre Dame Press (January 31, 1985)

In this volume of essays John Howard Yoder projects a vision of Christian social ethics rooted in historical community and illuminated by scripture. Drawing upon scriptural accounts of the early church, he demonstrates...


Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption

by Gilbert C. Meilaender University of Notre Dame Press (August 26, 2016)

Working from within the contours of Christian faith, this book examines the relation between two ways of forming families-through nature (by procreation) and through history (by adoption). Christians honor the...


I Want You to Be: On the God of Love

by Tomas Halik & Gerald Turner University of Notre Dame Press (August 15, 2016)

In his two previous books translated into English, Patience with God and Night of the Confessor, best-selling Czech author and theologian Tomáš Halík focused on the relationship between faith and hope. Now,...


The Spirit, the Affections, and the Christian Tradition

by Dale M. Coulter & Amos Yong University of Notre Dame Press (October 22, 2016)

This book explores the role of emotions and affections in the Christian tradition from historical and theological perspectives, especially related to the work of the Holy Spirit. Although historians and scholars...


Pastoral Quechua: The History of Christian Translation in Colonial Peru, 1550-1654

by Alan Durston University of Notre Dame Press (October 25, 2007)

Pastoral Quechua explores the story of how the Spanish priests and missionaries of the Catholic church in post-conquest Peru systematically attempted to "incarnate" Christianity in Quechua, a large family of...


Summa Contra Gentiles: Book One: God

by Thomas Aquinas & Anton C. Pegis, F.R.S.C. University of Notre Dame Press (May 01, 1975)

Book One of the Summa Contra Gentiles series studies God's existence, nature, and substance, his perfect actuality, the autonomy of his knowledge, the independence of his will, the perfection of his life, and...


Morality Truly Christian, Truly African: Foundational, Methodological, and Theological Considerations

by Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp. University of Notre Dame Press (November 15, 2014)

Given the largely Eurocentric nature of moral theology in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, what will it take to invest the theological community in the history and moral challenges of the Church in...


An Essay in Aid of A Grammar of Assent

by John Henry Cardinal Newman & Nicholas Lash University of Notre Dame Press (October 31, 1992)

This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it is impossible to understand the deity fully. First written over a century ago,...


A Framework for the Good

by Kevin Kinghorn University of Notre Dame Press (April 15, 2016)

This book provides an ethical framework for understanding the good and how we can experience it in increasing measure. In Part 1, Kevin Kinghorn offers a formal analysis of the meaning of the term "good," the...


Fifteen Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford Between A.D. 1826 and 1843

by John Henry Cardinal Newman & Mary Katherine Tillman University of Notre Dame Press (January 27, 1998)

These remarkable sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here in its entirety is the third...