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CUAP Staff July 2022 Bookshelf

CUAP Staff July 2022 Bookshelf

Summer is officially underway, and Mother Nature is making sure the whole country knows it. And how do we plan to beat the heat? The same way we beat the cold, and the rain, and the wind—we read!

Book Backstory with Lee Oser

Book Backstory with Lee Oser

It was a challenge to leave the enclaves of modernist literature, where my work was generally accepted, to face rejection as a novice in the world of Shakespeare studies. I suffered many embarrassments before I learned to defend and advance the positions I take in this book.

Excerpt of It is the Spirit Who Gives Life

Excerpt of It is the Spirit Who Gives Life

It is the Spirit who aids our stumbling lips when we groan and pray for full salvation in the midst of a creation that is itself groaning for liberation from decay (Rom 8:22–27).

Q&A with Laura Pooley

Q&A with Laura Pooley

My main aim in producing the workbook was to make available to others the experience which I had been privileged enough to enjoy in Rome. The biggest challenge was to keep Reggie’s voice as strong and authentic and pure as possible, whilst making something which worked for the widest possible audience in print.

Excerpt of Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

Excerpt of Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

One of the defining features of great poetry is an extraordinary sensitivity to the spiritual currents of the age—to disturbances in the fabric of a culture’s moral consciousness. It is, therefore, not surprising that the greatest poet of the English language should manifest an awareness of the nominalist assumptions that had begun to permeate the web of daily life by the end of the sixteenth century.

Aquinas on the Intersection Between Law and Morality

Aquinas on the Intersection Between Law and Morality

The central aim of my book is to show some of the advantages of taking into consideration Aquinas’s account of the juridical phenomenon in contemporary legal (theoretical and practical) contexts.

Q&A with John Gavin

Q&A with John Gavin

The Church Fathers responded to the spiritual and theological questions of their day—questions that remain present in the hearts of modern Christians. My hope was to recover the Fathers’ wonder and joy before the Word of God and to inspire Christians to share in that same wonder and joy.

Excerpt of An Immigrant Bishop

Excerpt of An Immigrant Bishop

Because of their own political and religious environment, England and his colleagues saw the shifting conditions in the world as advantageous to the Catholic Church; the Irish church, at least, had gained greater freedom because of the eighteenth-century revolutions. He and his colleagues were accustomed to speaking of change, reform, adaptation, republicanism, and democracy as beneficial to the Catholic Church.

CUAP Staff May Bookshelf

CUAP Staff May Bookshelf

End of the semester, end of the fiscal year—it’s no wonder we’re burying ourselves in books for some stress relief. Here are the titles that we’ll be picking up this May to unwind, reflect, and educate.

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