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Cavadini, John C. (Editor)

Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI

328 pp., 6" x 9", $30.00 cloth, CIP included

January 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

"In this collection the theology behind the writings of Benedict XVI is examined by a group of scholars from a variety of different backgrounds. They reflect on his Augustine thought context, his ecclesiology, his Christology, his liturgical and sacramental theology, and more."—USCatholic.org

LC 2012034402, ISBN 9780268023096 (c.)




Jenkins, Willis

The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity

304 pp., 6" x 9", $34.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Georgetown University Press

By integrating environmental sciences and theological ethics into problem-based engagements with philosophy, economics, and other disciplines, Jenkins illustrates the wide understanding and moral creativity needed to live well in the new conditions of human power. He shows the significance of religious thought to the development of interdisciplinary responses to sustainability issues and how this calls for a new style of religious ethics.

LC 2013002931, ISBN 9781626160170 (p.)



Bretzke, SJ, James T.

Handbook of Roman Catholic Moral Terms

280 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $24.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Georgetown University Press

The Handbook of Roman Catholic Moral Terms contains more than 800 moral terms, offering concise definitions, historical context, and illustrations of how these terms are used in the Catholic tradition, including Church teaching and documents. It is the most comprehensive post-Vatican II work of its kind available in English.

LC 2013002928, ISBN 9781626160033 (p.)




Gentry, Caron E.

Offering Hospitality: Questioning Christian Approaches to War

200 pp., 6" x 9", $29.00 paper, CIP included

September 2013

University of Notre Dame Press

"Gentry challenges modern just-war theologians to move beyond abstract notions of the state to embrace both the new realities of global warfare and the eternal reality of agape love....Gentry's book contributes an informed feminist and postmodern critique to the just-war conversation. She does a fine job of outlining gaps in current just-war theorizing and begins to scratch the surface of envisioning new answers."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2013022546, ISBN 9780268010485 (p.)




McGuinness, Margaret M.

Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America

277 pp., 6" x 9", 8 halftones, $35.00 cloth, CIP included

March 2013

New York University Press

For many Americans, nuns and sisters are the face of the Catholic Church. Far more visible than priests, Catholic women religious teach at schools, found hospitals, offer food to the poor, and minister to those in need....Yet despite their high profile, a concise history of American Catholic sisters and nuns has yet to be published. In Called to Serve, Margaret M. McGuinness provides the reader with an overview of the history of Catholic women religious in American life, from the colonial period to the present.

LC 2012038065, ISBN 9780814795569 (c.)




Meddeb, Abdelwahab and Benjamin Stora (Editors)

A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day

1152 pp., 7 1/2" x 10", 203 color illustrations, 49 halftones, 7 maps,

$75.00 cloth, CIP included

November 2013

Princeton University Press

This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims.

LC 2013937928, ISBN 9780691151274 (c.)



Schneier, Rabbi Marc and Imam Shamsi Ali

Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation About the Issues that Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims

240 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, CIP included

September 2013

Beacon Press

In Sons of Abraham, Rabbi Schneier and Imam Ali tell the story of how they became friends and offer a candid look at the contentious theological and political issues that frequently divide Jews and Muslims, clarifying erroneous ideas that extremists in each religion use to justify harmful behavior. Rabbi Schneier dispels misconceptions about chosenness in Judaism, while Imam Ali explains the truth behind concepts like jihad and Shari'a. And on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the two speak forthrightly on the importance of having a civil discussion and the urgency of reaching a peaceful solution.

LC 2013023021, ISBN 9780807033074 (c.)




Korb, Scott

Light without Fire: The Making of America's First Muslim College

224 pp., 6" x 9", $25.95 cloth, CIP included

April 2013

Beacon Press

In Light without Fire, Scott Korb tells the story of the school's founders, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir, arguably the two most influential leaders in American Islam, "rock stars" who, tellingly, are little known outside their community. Korb also introduces us to Zaytuna's students, young American Muslims of all stripes who admire—indeed, love—their teachers in ways college students typically don't and whose stories, told for the first time, signal the future of Islam in this country.

LC 2012043449, ISBN 9780807001639 (c.)




Meddeb, Abdelwahab

(Translated by Jane Kuntz)

Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

192 pp., 6" x 9", $35.00 cloth, CIP included

June 2013

Fordham University Press

"Meddeb's thesis—that Muslims need to turn towards Sufism more—is not new; many of his foundational arguments, however, are bold and fresh...Those well-versed in Islamic Studies will enjoy the erudite read, masterfully rendered into English by Kuntz, a seasoned translator."—Publishers Weekly

LC 2012050168, ISBN 9780823251230 (c.)



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