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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.

Reginald LYNCH. The Cleansing of the Heart: The Sacraments as Instrumental Causes in the Thomistic Tradition. Washington D. C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2017. pp. 225. ISBN 978-0-8132-2944-7. Reviewed by Pablo MUNOZ ITURRIETA, Dominican University, Ottawa, ON.

Bob HURD. Compassionate Christ, Compassionate People: Liturgical Foundations of Christian Spirituality. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019, pp. 244 + xii. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8462-7. Reviewed by Stephen WILBRICHT, Stonehill College, Easton, MA 02357. 

Thomas MERTON. Jon M. Sweeney, ed. A Course in Desert Spirituality: Fifteen Sessions with the Famous Trappist Monk. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. pp. 176 19.95 pb. ISBN 9780814684733. Reviewed by Robert P. MARKO, Aquinas College, Grand Rapid, MI 49506.

Daniel P. HORAN, OFM. Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 260. $25.00 pb ISBN: 978-1-62698-336-6. Reviewed by Dolores L. CHRISTIE, University Heights, OH 44118.

Arthur SIMON, Silence Can Kill: Speaking Up to End Hunger and Make Our Economy Work for Everyone. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2019. Pp. xviii + 288. $29.99 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7747-5. Reviewed by Benjamin BROWN, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Roger HAIGHT, S.J. Faith and Evolution: A Grace-Filled Naturalism. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2019 .Pp xiii, 241. $30.00. ISBN 9781626983410 (hard cover). Reviewed by Joseph A. BRACKEN, S.J., Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207.

Austen IVEREIGH. Wounded Shepherd. Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2019. Pp. 401. $30.00 hbk. ISBN 978-1-250-11938-4. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Anselm GRÜN and Leonardo BOFF. Becoming New: Finding God Within Us and in Creation. Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 168. $20.00 pb. ISBN 1-626-98331-3. Reviewed by Vincent WARGO, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.

Gerald A. ARBUCKLE. Abuse and Coverup: Refounding the Catholic Church in Trauma. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2019. pp.226. $28.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-339-7. Reviewed by Anthony J. POGORELC, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX 78228.

Alan RACE and Paul KNITTER, eds. New Paths for Interreligious Theology: Perry Schmidt-Leukel’s Fractal Interpretation of Religious Diversity. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2019. Pp.206. $40.00 pb. ISBN 978-162698-338-0. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY 14618.

Andrew LOUTH. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2013. pp 172. 22.00 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8308-4045-8. Reviewed by Walter N. SISTO, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY 14201

Saint AUGUSTINE. Against the Academics and On the Happy Life: St. Augustine’s Cassiciacum Dialogues, Vols. 1-2. Translated and annotated by Michael P. Foley. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019. $18.00/volumepb. ISBN: 978-0-3002-3855-6 and 978-0-3002-3858-7. Reviewed by Ryan MARR,  National Institute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Matt FRADD and Robert DELFINO, Does God Exist? A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas. St. Louis, Missouri: EnRoute Books & Media, 2018. Pp.134. $26.00 hc. ISBN 978-0-999670-7-1. Reviewed by Claude T. KINCAID, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Trent HORN, The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2017. Pp. 342. $18.60 pb. ISBN 978-1621641445. Reviewed by Lucas COLE, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Glenn R. KREIDER and Michael J. SVIGEL, A Practical Primer on Theological Method: Table Manners for Discussing God, His Works, and His Ways. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2019. Pp 182. $16.99 pb. ISBN 978-0-310-58880-1. Reviewed by Tanika CARTER, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43650.

Paul M. GOULD, Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World. Zondervan: Grand Rapids, MI, 2019. Pp. x + 240. $28.50pb. ISBN 978-0-310-53409-7. Reviewed by Michael E. CARTER Jr., Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Elaine Howard ECKLUND, et. al., Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think about Religion.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp 344. $29.95 hc. ISBN 978-0190926755.  Reviewed by Lucy BELL, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

James K. DEW, Jr. and Paul M. GOULD, Philosophy: A Christian Introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019. Pp. v + 289.  $26.99 pb. ISBN978-0-8010-9799-7. Reviewed by Kevin BEHRLE, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Greg COOTSONA, Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults. Intervarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL, 2018. Pp. 184. $18.00pb. ISBN 978-0-8308-3814-1. Reviewed by Elizabeth ANDERSON, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Gary J. ADLER Jr., Tricia C. BRUCE, and Brian STARK, editors. American Parishes. Remaking Local Catholicism. 263 pp. New York: Fordham University Press, 2019. Reviewed by Pierre HEGY, Emeritus, Adelphi University, Garden City 11530.

Jonathan EDWARDS. Selected Writings. Selected and introduced by Kyle C. Strobel, Adriaan C. Neele, and Kenneth P. Minkema. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2019. Hardcover, pp. 440. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-8091-0634-9. Reviewed by Richard B. STEELE, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 98119.

Matthew LEVERING. The Achievement of Hans Urs von Balthasar: An Introduction to His Trilogy. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2019. pp. xxii+253. $29.95 pb. ISBN 9780813231754. Reviewed by Christopher DENNY, St. John’s University, Queens, NY 11439.

Michael W. HIGGINS & Kevin BURNS. Impressively Free: Henri Nouwen as a Model for a Reformed Priesthood. New York, NY/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2019. pp. 290. $16.95 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8091-5392-3. Reviewed by Sarah Louise MACMILLEN, Ph.D. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.

Philip SHELDRAKE. The Spiritual Way: Classic Traditions and Contemporary Practice. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press Academic, 2019. pp176. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-4458-4. Reviewed by Ann MICHAUD, Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458.

Rick RICHARDSON. You Found Me. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2019. pp. 279. $24.00 hb. ISBN 978-0-8308-4154-7. Reviewed by Paul HUESING, C.S.P., The Paulist Fathers, 1225 20th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Kent ANNAN. You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees and Immigrants Because God First Loved Us. Downers Grove, Illinois, InterVarsity Press, 2018. Pp. 122. $10.82 pb. ISBN 978-0-8308-4553-8. Reviewed by Nathan KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY, 14618.

Denis EDWARDS. Deep Incarnation: God’s Redemptive Suffering with Creatures. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2019. Pp.139. $ 24.00 .ISBN 978-1-62698-330-4.$24.00. Reviewed by Nathan KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester NY, 14618.

Carlos EIRE. The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography. Princeton University Press, 2019. pp. 259. $26.95 pb. ISBN: 978-0-691-16493-9. Reviewed by Adán E. STEVENS-DIAZ, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 19122.

Louis M. SAVARY. Teilhard de Chardin on Morality: Living in an Evolving World. New York: Paulist Press, 2019. pp. 188. $24.95 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8091-5407-4. Reviewed by Dolores L. CHRISTIE, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.

Charles RAITH II, ed. The Book of Acts: Catholic, Orthodox, and Evangelical Readings. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2019. pp. 282. $34.05 pb. ISBN 9780813231679. Reviewed by Kathleen BORRES, Retired from Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA 15650.

Richard D. NELSON. The Old Testament. Canon, History and Literature. Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN). 2019. xxi + 326. Vocabulary List (no Index). Pb. ISBN: 9781426759239. List Price: $42.99. Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University of Los Angeles

Michael FORD. Lonely Mystic: A New Portrait of Henri J.M. Nouwen. New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018. pp. 162. $16.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8091539-8. Reviewed by Sarah Louise MacMILLEN, Ph.D., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA 15282.  

Michael CASEY. Balaam’s Donkey. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Pp.470. ISBN 978-0-8146-8463-4. Reviewed by Christine FLETCHER, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL 60532.

Robert. F. LEAVITT. The Truth Will Make You Free: The New Evangelization for a Secular Age – A Study in Development. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press Academic, 2019. PP. 319. ISBN 978-0-8146-4668-7. Reviewed by Matthew R. PETRUSECK, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Hugh FEISS, OSB, Ronald E. PEPIN and Maureen O’BRIEN, eds. A Benedictine Reader: (530-1530). Cistercian Studies vol. 275. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2019. Pp. lx + 674. $49.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-87907-275-9. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Richard R. OSMER and Katherine M. DOUGLASS, Eds. Cultivating Teen Faith: Insights from the Confirmation Project. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. pp. 240. $22.00 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8028-7660-7. Reviewed by Daniel LLOYD, Saint Leo University, North Charleston, SC 29406.

Pierre HEGY. Worship as Community Drama. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock,2019. Pp. 217. $28.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-5326-7301-6. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Rachel COPE and Zachary McLEOD HUTCHINS, eds. The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726. University Park, Penn: Pennsylvania State University Press. 2019. Pp 226. $24.95. Pb. ISBN 0271082232. Reviewed by Daniel L. SMITH-CHRISTOPHER, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. 90045.

Ormond RUSH. The Vision of Vatican II: Its Fundamental Principles. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press Academic, 2019. pp. 624. $69.05 hb. ISBN 9780814680742. Reviewed by Kathleen BORRES, Retired from Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA 15650.

Patrick J. RYAN, SJ. Amen: Jews, Christians & Muslims Keep Faith with God. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. 258 pp. Pb. $34.00.ISBN 9780813231242. Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20054.

LUDOLPH of SAXONY. The Life of Jesus Christ: Part One – Volume 1, Chapters 1-40, translated and introduced by Milton T. Walsh. Cistercian Studies vol. 267. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2018. Pp. xlvii + 781. $79.95 cloth. ISBN 978-0-87907-267-6. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Dale T. IRVIN and Peter C. PHAN, eds. Christian Mission, Contextual Theology, Prophetic Dialogue. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. Pp. 293+xxiv. $40.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-299-4.Reviewed by Reid B. LOCKLIN, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 81 St. Mary St., Toronto, ON CANADA M5S1J4.

Uwe Michael LANG, Ed.  The Fullness of Worship: The Sacred Liturgy and its Renewal Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of American Press. 2018. Pp. 225.  ISBN 9780813231396.  Reviewed by Michael J. McCALLION, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI 48206.

Joseph A. BRACKEN, SJ. Church as Dynamic Life-System: Shared Ministries and Common Responsibilities. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2019. $27.00 Pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-315-1. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, 14618.

Donald C. MALDARI, SJ. Christian Ministry in the Divine Milieu: Catholicity, Evolution, and the Reign of God in the Catholicity in an Evolving Universe series, Ilia Delio, ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2019 pb. $ 28.00 ISBN 978-1-62698-313-7 (PBK).$28.00. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, 14618.

Mark S, MASSA. The Structure of Theological Revolutions: How the Fight Over Birth Control Transformed American Catholicism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Reviewed by Pablo ITURRIETA, Dominican University, Ottawa, ON

Jaechan Anselmo PARK. Thomas Merton’s Encounter with Buddhism and Beyond: His Interreligious Dialogue, Inter-Monastic Exchanges, and Their Legacy. Preface by Bonnie Thurston; Foreword by William Skudlarek. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Pp. xxxii + 285. $29.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8474-0. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Aelred of RIEVAULX. The Liturgical Sermons, Volume 3: The Durham and Lincoln Collections, Sermons 47-84, translated by Kathryn Krug, Lewis White, and the Catena Scholarium, with an Introduction by Ann W. Astell. Cistercian Fathers vol. 80. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2018. Pp. xxvi + 472. $59.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-87907-180-6. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’Connell, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Todd A. SALZMAN and Michael G. LAWLER. Introduction to Catholic Theological Ethics: Foundations and Applications. Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 348. $35.00 pb. ISBN: 978-1-62698-324-3. Reviewed by Dolores L. CHRISTIE, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.

SimonMaryAsese A. AIHIOKHAI. Fostering Interreligious Encounters in Pluralist Societies Hospitality and Friendship. Cham, Switzerland: palgravemacmillan, 2019. Pp. 239. $54.99 hb. ISBN 978-3-030-17804-8. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

John BERGSMA and Brant PITRE. A Catholic Introduction to the Bible. Volume 1: The Old Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2018, pp. 1060. $54.95 hb. Reviewed by Leo MADDEN, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH 43219

Gary DORRIEN, Social Democracy in the Making: Political and Religious Roots of European Socialism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019. Pp. xiv + 578. $37.50hb. ISBN: 978-0-300-24499-1 Reviewed by John V. APCZYNSKI, professor emeritus, Saint Bonaventure University, 14778.  

Jodi MAGNESS. Masada. From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ©2019. pp. 264. $29.95 hb. ISBN-13: 978-0-691-16710-7. Reviewed by Linda M. MALONEY, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Todd A. SALZMAN and Michael G. LAWLER. Virtue and Theological Ethics: Toward a Renewed Ethical Method. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2018. Pp. 237. $35.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-304-5. Reviewed by Kate JACKSON-MEYER, Boston, MA.

James L. PAPANDREA. A Week in the Life of Rome. Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter Varsity Press. 2019 pp. 216. Paperback. ISBN 978-0-8308-2482-3 Reviewed by Anthony J. POGORELC, St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX 78228.

Denis FARKASFALVY, O. Cist. A Theology of the Christian Bible: Revelation+Inspiration+Canon. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Pp.xii+239.Pb. $34.95.ISBN 9780813230290.Reviewed by John T. FORD, c.s.c., Logansport, Indiana.

Stephen Ebo ANNAN. Catholicism and the Spirit: Imagining a More Pneumatological, Charismatic Ecclesiology. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris, 2018. xxviii + 336. $19.98. Reviewed by Dennis DOYLE, University of Dayton.

Thomas Joseph WHITE, OP. The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017. pp. 316. $15.32 pb. IBSN 9780813229713. Reviewed by Christopher OSTERTAG, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Gerhard LOHFINK. The Our Father: A New Reading. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019. Pp. 125. $17.95hb. ISBN: 978-08-14663-59-2. Reviewed by Ryan MARR, The National Institute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Kevin W. IRWIN. Context and Text: A Method for Liturgical Theology. Revised Edition. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2018. pp. 646 + lxiii. $49.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8037-7. Reviewed by Stephen S. WILBRICHT, Stonehill College, Easton, MA 02357.

Massimo BORGHESI. The Mind of Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Intellectual Journey. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2018. pp. 344. $29.95 pb. ISBN 9780814687901. Reviewed by Alessandro ROVATI, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC 28054.

Ruth BURROWS. Essential Writings. Selected with an Introduction by Michelle Jones. Modern Spiritual Masters series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 176. $24.00 pb. ISBN 9781608337750 (ebook) ISBN 9781626983120 (PBK.) Reviewed by Jill RAITT, University of Missouri, Columbia, Emerita, Columbia, MO 65211.

Jon SOBRINO Spiritual Writing. Selected with an Introduction by Robert LASSALLE-KLEIN, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. pages 203. $24.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-300-7. Reviewed by Marie CONN, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia PA 19118.

Ryan J. MARR. To Be Perfect is to Have Changed Often: The Development of John Henry Newman’s Ecclesiological Outlook, 1845-1877. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2018. pp. 195. $100.00. ISBN 978-1978700574. Reviewed by Ono EKEH. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 06825.

Tracy J. TROTHEN, Calvin MERCER, eds. Religion and Human Enhancement: Death Values and Morality. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Springer, 2017. Pp. 377.$159.99.ISBN 978-3-319-62487-7. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.14618.

Charles MARSH, Shea TUTTLE, and Daniel P. RHODES (editors).Can I Get A Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019. pp. 385. $26.99 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7573-0. Reviewed by Kristen SENETAR, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Kathleen DUFFY. Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2019. pp. 148. $20.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-317-5. Reviewed by Calvin MERCER, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Peter FELDMEIER. Experiments in Buddhist-Christian Encounter: From Buddha-Nature to the Divine Nature. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2019. pp. ix+261. $40.00 pb. ISBN 9781626983069. Reviewed by Christopher DENNY, St. John’s University, Queens, NY 11439.

Robert Louis WILKEN, Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom. Yale: New Haven, CT and London, 2019. Pp. x + 236. $26.00 hc. ISBN 978-0-300-22663-8. Reviewed by Benjamin BROWN, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

M. Shawn COPELAND. Knowing Christ Crucified: The Witness of African American Religious Experience. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. pp. xxvi + 198. $24.00. pb. ISBN: 978-1-62698-298-7. Reviewed by Moni MCINTYRE, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.

Agnes M. BRAZAL, A Theology of Southeast Asia: Liberation Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2019. pp. xxxvi+204. $36.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-292-5. Reviewed by James T. BRETZKE, S.J., John Carroll University, University Heights, OH 44118.

Stephen OKEY. A Theology of Conversation: An Introduction to David Tracy. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press Academic, 2018. Pp. 230. $34.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8418-4. Reviewed by Ann SWANER, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 33161.

Jack JEZREEL, A New Way to Be Church: Parish Review from the Outside Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. Pp.177. pbk $20.00 ISBN 9781626982901. Reviewed by Jayne L. WILCOX, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19144.

S. Tamar KAMIONKOWSKI. Leviticus: Wisdom Commentary, Volume 3, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Michael Glazier Book), 2018. Pp 326, $39.95. ISBN 978-0-8146-8102-2 (hardcover); ISBN 978-0-8146-8127-5 (ebook). Reviewed by James ZEITZ, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas 48207.

Thomas MERTON. Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers: Essays and Conferences. Edited by Patrick F. O’Connell. Hyde Park, New York: New City Press, 2018. Pp. 470. $34.95 pb. ISBN 978-1-56548-671-3. Reviewed by Bernadette MCNARY-ZAK, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN 38112.

Martin SCHLAG. The Business Francis Means: Understanding the Pope’s Message on the Economy. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017. Pp. 196. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8132-2973-7. Reviewed by Paul MISNER, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Sue E. HOUCHINS and Baltasar FRA-MOLINERO. Black Bride of Christ: Chicaba, an African Nun in Eighteenth-Century Spain. Vanderbilt University Press, 2018. pp. 307. $34.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8265-2104-0. Reviewed by Adán E. STEVENS-DIAZ. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. 19122.

M. Therese LYSAUGHT and Michael McCarthy, eds. Catholic Bioethics & Social Justice: The Praxis of US Health Care in a Globalized World. Collegeville, Minn: Liturgical Press, 2018. pp. 439. 39.95 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8146-8455-9. Reviewed by Walter N. SISTO, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY 14201.

Erin M. CLINE. A World on Fire: Sharing The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Other Religions. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Of America Press, 2019. pp. xi+284. $29.95 pb. ISBN 9-780813229775. Reviewed by James T. BRETZKE, S.J., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53233.

Kevin AHERN and Christopher Derige MALANO (Editors). God’s Quad, Small Faith Communities on Campus and Beyond. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. Pp. 228. $20.00 pb ISBN 978-1-62698-287-1. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Fernando Cardinal FILONI. The Church in Iraq. Translated by Edward Condon. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, ©2017, pp. x + 195, $12.97 pb. ISBN 9780813229652. Reviewed by Linda M. MALONEY, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Samuel TORVEND. Still Hungry at the Feast: Eucharistic Justice in the Midst of Affliction. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press Academic, ©2019, pp. xvi + 144, $19.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8468-9. Reviewed by Linda M. MALONEY, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Andrew J.G. DRENAS, The Standard Bearer of the Roman Church: Lawrence of Brindisi-Capuchin Missions in the Holy Roman Empire (1599-1613).Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2018. $70. 246 pgs. ISBN 978-0-8132-3025-2. Reviewed by Richard SHIELDS, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON.

Yves CONGAR, O.P., The Spirit of God: Short Writings on the Holy Spirit, translated by Susan Mader Brown, Mark E. Gunter, Joseph G. Mueller, SJ, and Catherine E. Clifford. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Pp. ix, 298. $42.25 (hardcover) ISBN 9780813229935. Reviewed by Joseph A. BRACKEN, S.J. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207.

Steven D. CONE. Theology from the Great Tradition. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018. Pp. 752. $136.00 pb. ISBN: 978-05-67670-00-7. Reviewed by Ryan MARR, The National Institute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

W. Shawn McKNIGHT Understanding the Diaconate. Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. pp. 309. pb. ISBN 978-0-8132-3035-1. Reviewed by Péter TÖRÖK, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, H - 2120.

Donna Whitson BRETT and Edward T. BRETT. Martyrs of Hope: Seven U.S. Missioners In Central America. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2018. pp. 309. $25.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-293-2. Reviewed by Kristen SENETAR, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

DinhAnhNhue NGUYEN and Jude WINKLER, Editors, Franciscan Asian Biennial Book 2016-2017. Rome: Casa Editrice Miscellanea Francescana, 2017. Pp. 230. ISBN-13: 978-88-87931-74-7. NP. Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057.

Dinh Anh Nhue NGUYEN, OFM Conv., Gesù il saggio di Dio e la Sapienza divina. Indagine biblico-teologica introduttiva per ripensare la cristologia sapienziale nei vangeli sinottiRome: Casa Editrice Miscellania Francescana. 2017. ISBN 978-88-87931-64-8. Pp. 512. €32.00. Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057.

Philip SHELDRAKE, ed., Surrender to Christ for Mission: French Spiritual Traditions. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 2018. Pp. 204. $24.95,pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8786-4. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. 14618.

Marie DENNIS, ed. Choosing Peace:The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. pp. 256. $25,00 pb. ISBN 9781626982703. Reviewed by Robert P. MARKO, Aquinas College, Grand Rapid, MI 49506.

Thomas GUARINO, The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II: Continuity and Reversal in Catholic Doctrine. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018. Pp. x + 214. $28.00 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7438-2. Reviewed by Benjamin BROWN, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560. 

Mercedes L. GARCIA BACHMANN. Judges. Wisdom Commentary, Volume 7, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press (Michael Glazier Book), 2018. Pp 273, $39.95 pb. ISBN 9780814681060 (hardcover); ISBN 9780814681312 (ebook). Reviewed by James ZEITZ, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas 48207.

W. Shawn MCKNIGHT. Understanding the Diaconate: Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2018. pp. 336. $29.95pb. ISBN 978-0813230351. Reviewed by Ella JOHNSON, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA 52803.

Jared WICKS, SJ. Investigating Vatican II, Its Theologians, Ecumenical Turn, and Biblical Commitment. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Pp. 289. $30.00pb. ISBN 978-0-8132-3047-4. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19114.

Michael J. TKACIK. Deacons and Vatican II: The Making of a Servant Church. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2018. pp. 138. $19.00 pb. ISBN 9781532648199. Reviewed by Ella JOHNSON, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA 52803.

Kevin M. CLARKE, ed. The Seven Deadly Sins: Sayings of the Fathers of the Church. Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. Pp. 197. ISBN 978-0-8132-3021-4.
Gail RAMSHAW. Saints on Sunday: Voices from Our Past Enlivening Our Worship. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018. Pp. 167. ISBN 978-0-8146-4558-1. Reviewed by Matthew R. PETRUSEK, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Eckhard J. SCHNABEL, Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2018. pp. xxiv+680. HC. $60.

ISBN 978-0-8028-8. Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 20057.

AELRED of RIEVAULX. Homilies on the Prophetic Burdens of Isaiah, translated by Lewis White with an Introduction by Marsha L. Dutton. Cistercian Fathers vol. 83. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian Publications, 2018. Pp. lxxiv + 349. $54.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-87907-183-7. Reviewed by Patrick F. O’CONNELL, Gannon University, Erie, PA 16541.

Derek C., HATCH and Timothy R. GABRIELLI, eds. Weaving the American Catholic Tapestry: Essays in Honor of William L. Portier. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2017. pp. 333. $41.00 pb. ISBN: 978-1-49820-279-4. Reviewed by Ryan MARR, The National Institute for Newman Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Charles MARSH, Shea TUTTLE, and Daniel P. RHODES (editors). Can I Get A Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Grand Rapids: William B Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019. pp. 385. $26.99 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7573-0. Reviewed by Kristen SENETAR, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

Kevin M. CLARKE (editor). The Seven Deadly Sins. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018. pp. 217. $19.95 pb. ISBN 9-780813-230214. Reviewed by Kristen SENETAR, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

Thomas G. WEINANDY, OFM, Cap. Jesus Becoming Jesus: A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2018. pp. 478. $34.95 pb. ISBN 9780813230450. Reviewed by Peter DRILLING, retired, Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY 14052. 

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