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Isaac of Stella, Translated by Lewis White with introduction by Elias Dietz, OCSO
Isaac of Stella was an English-born Cistercian who studied in the schools before entering monastic life and becoming abbot of Stella in 1147. His liturgical sermons inject a speculative philosophical ...
Its Fundamental Principles
This book is unique in the literature about Vatican II. From the manifold issues debated at the council and formulated in its sixteen documents, Ormond Rush proposes that the salient features of "the ...
A History of the Diocese of Des Moines
Fr. Steven M. Avella
Commissioned by the diocese to commemorate its centenary, this is the first book-length study of the history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa. Formally established in 1911, the Dioces ...
Theology in History
Frederick J. Cwiekowski, PSS
The historical context in which theological understandings have developed play an important role in our understanding of the modern church. In this book, Sulpician priest and scholar Frederick J. Cwie ...
A Table for All
In Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, veteran journalist Rhina Guidos explores the inspiring life and ministry of the Salvadoran priest whose killing changed the church in El Salvador and the life of hi ...
Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church
Few topics are as important, or as controversial, as the proper role and exercise of authority in the Roman Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis's bold rereading and determined implementation of ...
Its Story from the Fourth Century to the Twenty-First
This book introduces a beautiful fourth-century Coptic discourse on love and self-control in its first English translation. The text's heading attributes it to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, but th ...
Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century
The beginning of the twenty-first century has provided abundant evidence of the necessity to reexamine the relationship between Catholicism and the modern, global world. This book tries to proceed on ...
The Public Life of a Cistercian Abbot
In addition to being a prolific spiritual writer and the abbot of the premier Cistercian monastery in northern England, Aelred of Rievaulx somehow found the time and the stamina to travel extensively ...
Edward Foley, General Editor, Introduction by Timothy Radcliffe
While admitting particular parameters and priorities for Roman Catholic preachers, this volume was intentionally envisioned as a handbook for "catholic" preaching in the broadest and most universal se ...
A New Dimension of the Christian Faith
Pierre-François de Béthune, Translated and Edited by William Skudlarek, OSB, Foreword by Dennis Gira
The Benedictine monk Pierre-François de Béthune has dedicated his life to following the lead of the great pioneers of interreligious dialogue at the level of spiritual experience. Having practiced zaz ...
A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation
Beauty's Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation, part spiritual memoir, part systematic theology, opens with an interpretation of the parable of the tenants and concludes with t ...
Methodologies and Materials in the Writing of Liturgical History Today
Edited by Teresa Berger and Bryan D. Spinks
This book calls attention to the importance of scholarly reflection on the writing of liturgical history. The essays not only probe the impact of important shifts in historiography but also present ne ...
A Roman Catholic Approach
Thomas Rausch, SJ
Systematic theology seeks to understand and render more intelligible the central doctrines of faith and to show how they are related to each other. It tries to demonstrate how these doctrines are root ...
Its History and Forms of Life
Gert Melville, Translated by James D. Mixson, Foreword by Giles Constable
This book surveys the full panorama of ten centuries of Christian monastic life. It moves from the deserts of Egypt and the Frankish monasteries of early medieval Europe to the religious ruptures of t ...