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Timothy BRUNK. The Sacraments and Consumer Culture. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2020. Pp. xvi + 212. $ 24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8508-2. Reviewed by Benjamin J. BROWN, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Massimo FAGGIOLI, The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving Toward Global Catholicity. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2020. Pp. 205. $27.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-626988-368-7. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY: 14618.

Barry HARVEY. Baptists and the Catholic Tradition, Reimagining the Church’s Witness in the Modern World. (Second Edition). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academics, 2020. Pp. 229, $27.99 pb. ISBN 978-1-5409-6079-5. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Dolores L. CHRISTIE. It’s Time: Narratives of Illness, Aging, and Death. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019. Pp.154. $21.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-5326-8079-3. Reviewed by Arthur J. KUBICK, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

SAINT ÓSCAR ROMERO. Voice of the Voiceless: The Four Pastoral Letters and Other Statements. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1985, 2020. Pp. 223. $28.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-362-5. Reviewed by Arthur J. KUBICK, Pawtucket, RI.

John S. KLOPPENBORG, Christ’s Associations: Connecting and Belonging in the Ancient City. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. pp. 526 + xxxii. $40.00 Pb. ISBN 0-300-21704-8. Reviewed by Daniel L. SMITH-CHRISTOPHER, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Michael PAPAZIAN. The Doctor of Mercy. The Sacred Treasures of St. Gregory of Narek. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press Academic, 2019. pp. xxiii + 254, incl. name and subject index, $36.99 hardback. ISBN 978081 4685013. Reviewed by Guy C. CARTER, St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ 1992-2002.

Gerald A. ARBUCKLE. Fundamentalism at Home and Abroad: Analysis and Pastoral Responses. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017. Pp. xviii + 190. Reviewed by John T. FORD, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064.

Oliver CRISP and Fred SANDERS, eds. The Christian Doctrine of Humanity, Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics series. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018, 250 pp. $34.99, pb. ISBN 978-031059-547-2. Reviewed by Steve W. LEMKE, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA 70126.

Katherine DUGAN. Millennial Missionaries: How a Group of Young Catholics is Trying to Make Catholicism Cool. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. pp. 230. $34.95 hb. ISBN-10: 0190875968. Reviewed by Biff ROCHA, Independent Scholar, Mason, OH 45040.

Jay R. FEIERMAN and Lluis OVIEDO, eds. The Evolution of Religion, Religiosity, and Theology: A Multilevel and Multidisciplinary Approach. N.Y.: Routledge, 2020. Pp. 301. $145 (!) [Kindle rental $11.] ISBN 978-0-367-25026-3. Reviewed by Michael H. BARNES, Religious Studies Dept. University of Dayton.

David HOLLENBACH. Humanity in Crisis: Ethical and Religious Response to Refugees. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2019. pp. x + 197. $39.95 pb. ISBN 978-1-62616-718-6. Reviewed by Moni McIntyre, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Song-Mi Suzie PARK. 2 Kings: Wisdom Commentary, Volume 12, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Michael Glazier Book), 2019. Pp 358, $39.95. ISBN 978008-1461114 (hardcover); ISBN 9780814681 (ebook). Reviewed by James ZEITZ, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas 48207.

James R. PAYTON Jr. The Victory of the Cross: Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2019. Pp. 201. $16.69. ISBN: 97808308552567 Reviewed by Walter N. SISTO, D’Youville, Buffalo, NY 14201.

Thomas O’Laughlin, Eating Together Becoming One: Taking Up Pope Francis’s Call to Theologians. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press Academic, 2019. pp.174. $25.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8458-0. Reviewed by Marie CONN, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles, OSF, editors. In our Own Words. Religious Life in a Changing World. Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2018. 238 pp. ISBN 9780814645208, ISBN 978014645444 (ebook). Reviewed by Ana Lourdes SUAREZ, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.

David B. HUNSICKER, The Making of Stanley Hauerwas: Bridging Barth and Postliberalism. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2019. pp. 248. $36 pb. ISBN 9780830849161. Reviewed by Alessandro ROVATI, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC 28054.

Anselm GRÜN, Tomáš HALÍK, and Winfried NONHOFF. Is God Absent?: Faith, Atheism, and Our Search for Meaning. New York: Paulist, 2019. Originally published in German in 2016. Translated by Peter Dahm Robertson. pp. 179. $19.95 pb. ISBN 978-08091-5343-5. Reviewed by David VON SCHLICHTEN, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Christopher STECK, SJ. All God’s Animals: A Catholic Theological Framework for Animal Ethics. Moral Traditions Series. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2019. pp. 249. $119.95 hb, $39.49 pb. ISBN 978-1-62616-715-5. Reviewed by Steve W. LEMKE, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA 70126

Anthony DESTAFANO. Hell: A Guide. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson (Nelson Books), 2020. xvii + 233 pages, hardcover: $25.99. ISBN 9780718080617. Reviewed by Thomas SIMMONS, University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069.

Robert ELLSBERG. A Living Gospel: Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2019. pp.176. $22.00 pb ISBN: 978-1-60833-786-6. Reviewed by Dolores L. CHRISTIE, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.

Gerald W. SCHLABACH. A Pilgrim People: Becoming a Catholic Peace Church. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2019, pp. 416 + xvi. $39.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-4454-6. Reviewed by Stephen S. WILBRICHT, Stonehill College, Easton, MA 02357.

Samantha L. MILLER, Chrysostom’s Devil: Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology. Downer’s Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020. Pp. xviii + 198. $40.00 pb. ISBN 978-0-8308-4917-8. Reviewed by Benjamin BROWN, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Thomas H. GROOME. Faith for the Heart, A “Catholic” Spirituality. New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2019. Pp. 295. $21.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8091-5466-1. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Brant James PITRE, Michael Patrick BARBER, and John A. KINCAID. Paul, a New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2019. xvii + 310 pages. Softcover: $35.00. ISBN: 978-08-028-7376-7. Reviewed by Bud MARR, National Institute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

REVOLUTION OF THE HEART: The Dorothy Day Story. A documentary directed by Martin Doblmeier. Journey Films & Maryland Public Television (2020). ISBN: 7-11841-84051-8. $19.95. 57 minutes. Reviewed by Sarah Louise MACMILLEN, Ph.D. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.

Jon M. SWEENEY et al. (eds). Jesus Wasn't Killed By the Jews: Reflections for Christians in Lent. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 128. $19.00 pb. ISBN: 9781626983526. Reviewed by Walter N. SISTO, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY 14201.

LUDOLPH of SAXONY. The Life of Jesus Christ: Part One – Volume 2, Chapters 41-92, translated by Milton T. Walsh. Cistercian Studies vol. 282. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Pp. xix + 833. $79.95 cloth. ISBN 978-0-87907-282-7. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Bishop Nelson J. PEREZ, et al. Proceedings and Conclusions of the V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington. 2019. Reviewed by Anthony M. STEVENS-ARROYO, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Warren CARTER. Mark. Wisdom Commentary, Volume 42, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Michael Glazier Book), 2019. Pp 506, $30.54 Pb. ISBN 9780814681664 (hardcover); ISBN 9780814681016 (ebook). Reviewed by James ZEITZ, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas 48207.

Stephen BULLIVANT, Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II. 2019. Oxford University Press. 336 pages. ISBN: 9780198837947. Hardcover:  $32.95. Reviewed by Pierre HEGY, Adelphi University. Garden City NY 11530.

Phileena HEUERTZ. Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation. Forward by Richard Rohr, OFM. Downers Grove IL: IVP Books, 2018, pp 199. $14.91 hardcover. ISBN 10-0830846492. Reviewed by Winifred WHELAN, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure NY 14778.

Brian Y. LEE and Thomas L. KNOEBEL. Discovering Pope Francis: The Roots of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Thinking. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press Academic, 2019. xx + 251 pages. Softcover: $29.95. ISBN: 978-08-146-8504-4. Reviewed by Ryan MARR, National Institute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Guy MANSINI, OSB. Fundamental Theology. Sacra Doctrina Series. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Pp. 291. $24.95 pb. ISBN 9780863229850. Reviewed by John T. FORD, Logansport, IN 46947.

Daniel K. FINN, Consumer Ethics in a Global Economy: How Buying Here Causes Injustice There (Georgetown University Press: Washington, D.C., 2019). Pp ix,171. $104.95 (hard cover), $34.95 (paper; ebook). ISBN: 9781626166950 (1626166951. Reviewed by Joseph A. BRACKEN, S.J., Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207.

Mary FROHLICH, Breathed into Wholeness: Catholicity and Life in the Spirit. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 242. $28.00 pb. ISBN 9781626983489. Reviewed by Kathleen BORRES, Retired from Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA 15650.

Jacob W. WOOD. To Stir a Restless Heart: Thomas Aquinas and Henri de Lubac on Nature, Grace, and the Desire for God. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press. 2019. HC pp. xvi-472. ISBN 9780813231839. $65.00. Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN, Georgetown University.

GERARD B. WEGEMER and STEPHEN W. SMITH, eds. The Essential Works of Thomas More. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2020. Pp. xxviii + 1473. $100 hbk. ISBN: 978-0-30022-337-8. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

ISAAC of STELLA. Sermons on the Christian Year, Volume 2, translated by Lewis White, with an Introduction by Elias Dietz, OCSO. Cistercian Fathers vol. 66. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2020. Pp. xxviii + 259. $34.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-87907-666-5. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Robert ANELLO. Minor Setback or Major Disaster: The Rise and Demise of Minor Seminaries in the United States, 1958-1983. St. Louis: ?En Route Books & Media, 2019?. pp. 591. $24.99 pb. ISBN 978-1-950108-62-6. Reviewed by George MANGIARACINA, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin, WI 53132.

Sergii BULGAKOV, The Apocalypse of John: An Essay in Dogmatic Interpretation, trans. Mike Whitton, eds. Barbara Hallensleben, Regula Zwahlen, Munster: Aschendorff Verlag GmnH & Co, KG, 2019. pp. 56,00 € pb. ISBN 978492129422. Reviewed by Walter N. SISTO, D'Youville.

John Mark FALKENHAIN. How We Love: A Formation for the Celibate Life. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. pp. 235. pbk. ISBN 9780814687963. Reviewed by Pablo MUNOZ ITURRIETA, Dominican University, Ottawa, ON

Teresa BERGER, ed. Full of Your Glory: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2019. pp. 432. $44.95 pb. ISBN 9780814664568. Reviewed by Kathleen BORRES, Retired from Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA 15650.

Peter FEUERHERD. The Radical Gospel of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2019. pp. 120. $18.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-340-3. Reviewed by Moni MCINTYRE, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Antoinette CLARK. 2 Corinthians: Wisdom Commentary, Volume 48, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Michael Glazier Book), 2019. Pp 329, $36.99 ISBN 9780814681725 (hardcover). Reviewed by James ZEITZ, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas 48207.

Mary JOHNSON, S.N.D. de N., M.L. GAUTIER, Patricia WITTBERG, S.C., Thu T. DO, L.H.C. Migration for Mission: international Catholic Sisters in the United States. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. August, 2018. 210 pp. ISBN 9780190933104 (updf) ISBN 9780190933111 (epub) ISBN 9780190933128 (online resource) ISBN 9780190933098 (hardcover: alk. paper). Reviewed by Ana Lourdes SUAREZ, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.

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