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Roger HAIGHT. Spiritual and Religious: Explorations for Seekers. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2016.  Pp. xviii + 203.  $25.00 pb.  ISBN: 978-1-62698-161-4.  Reviewed by Moni MCINTYRE, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA  15282.

Leonard SWIDLER. Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding: Strategies for the Transformation of Culture-Shaping Institutions. Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. 212 pages. $37.00.Reviewed by Hans GUSTAFSON, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (MN) and the University of St. Thomas (MN)

Kathryn Lilla COX. Water Shaping Stone: Faith, Relationships, and Conscience Formation. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015. pp. 160. $19.95 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8146-8302-6. Reviewed by Craig A. FORD, Jr., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

The Catholic Women Speak NetworkCatholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015.  pp. 180.  $16.95.  ISBN: 978-08091-4974-2.  Reviewed by Marianne T. FITZGERALD, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Patrick J. HARTIN, A Window into the Spirituality of Paul. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2015, pp. 142. $14.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-3763-0. Reviewed by Wilburn T. STANCIL, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO 64110. 

Daniel P. SCHEID, The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics: NY: NY, Oxford  University Press, 2016. Pp. 248. $29.95  ISBN 978-0-19-935943-1. Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY 14618.

Benjamin DURHEIM.  Christ’s Gift, Our Response:  Martin Luther and Louis-Marie Chauvet on the Connection between Sacraments and Ethics. Collegeville:  The Liturgical Press, 2015.  pp. 162 + xviii. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8323-1.  Reviewed by Stephen S. WILBRICHT, Stonehill College, Easton, MA  02357.

Dinh Anh NHUE NGUYEN, OFM Conv., ed. The Bible and Asian Culture: Reading the Word of God in its Cultural Background and in the Vietnamese Context. Rome: Gregorian and Biblical Press, 2014. Pp. 244. Paper.  Euro 25.00. ISBN 978-88-7653-681-6. Reviewed by Richard SHIELDS, University of St, Michael’s College, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4.

Patricia WITTBERG, S.C.  Catholic Cultures: How Parishes Can Respond to the Changing Face of Catholicism.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016, pp. 228. $16.95 softcover ISBN 978-0-8146-4858-2. Reviewed by Meg Wilkes KARRAKER, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Douglass SULLIVAN-GONZALES. The Black Christ of Esquipulas. Religion and Identity in Guatemala. 208 pp, $55.00. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 978-0-8032-68432. Reviewed by Daniel H. LEVINE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045.

Ian Christopher LEVY. John Wyclif’s Theology of the Eucharist in its Medieval Context. Revised and Expanded Edition of Scriptural Logic, Real Presence, & the Parameters of OrthodoxyMilwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2014. pp. 419. $32.00.  pb. ISBN 978-1-62600-704-8.  Reviewed by Jill RAITT, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.

A Realist’s ChurchEssays in Honor of Joseph A. Komonchak (edited by Christopher D. Denny, Patrick J. Hayes, and Nicholas K. Rademacher).  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015. pp. xiv, 282. $60.00 pb.  ISBN 978-1-62698-155-3.  Reviewed by Paul MISNER, Marquette University emeritus, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Raimon PANIKKAR, Christianity (Opera Omnia, III/1: The Christian Tradition.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015, pp. xxii, 370. $90.00. ISBN 978-1-62698-159-1 (cloth).   Reviewed by Joseph A. BRACKEN, S.J. , Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207.

William B. KURTZ. Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. pp. 236. $35.00 pb. ISBN 978-0-8232-6886-3. Reviewed by Karen TEEL, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

Richard R. GAILLARDETZ. An Unfinished Council: Vatican II, Pope Francis and the Renewal   of Catholicism. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015. pp. 172. $19.95 pb. ISBN0-385-49693-1. Reviewed by Ella JOHNSON, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, Rochester, NY 14618.

Richard R. GAILLIARDETZ and Edward P. HAHNENBERG, editors. A Church with Open Doors: Catholic Ecclesiology for the Third Millennium. Collegeville, Minn: Michael Glazier, 2015. Pp. 220. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8304-0. Reviewed by Jakob Karl RINDERKNECHT, Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, MN 56321.

THE BOOK OF SAINTSA Comprehensive Biographical Dictionary.  8th Revised edition by Dom Basil WATKINS (840 pp – Bloomsbury T&T Clark). Pb ISBN 978-0-567-66456-3.  Reviewed by Dr. Karen Monique GREGG, University of Saint Francis,  Fort Wayne, IN  46808.

William PORTIER. Divided Friends: Portraits of the Roman Catholic Modernist Crisis in the United States. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2013. Pp. 403. $39.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8132-2164-9. Reviewed by Michael SKAGGS, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Paul MCPARTLAN. A Service of Love: Papal Primacy, the Eucharist & Church Unity. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2013. Pp 100. $16.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8132-2135-9. Reviewed by James DALLEN, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258.

Group of FARFA SABINA. Communion of Churches and Petrine Ministry: Lutheran-Catholic Convergences. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. Pp. 139. $28 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7194-7. Reviewed by James DALLEN, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258

Mary Helen BEIRNEReady for Good Work: History of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1944-1999 Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2015, viii + 206 pp., ISBN: 978-0-7618-6584-1, $65.00, hardcover.  Reviewed by Patrick J. HAYES, Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province, Philadelphia, PA.

Najib George AWAD. Persons in Relations: An Essay on the Trinity and Ontology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2014. pp. xi-341. Paper. $39.00. Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN.  Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057.

Christian SMITH and Hilary DAVIDSON, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. $29.95 hb. ISBN 978-0-19-939490-6. Reviewed by David CLOUTIER, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD, 21727.

Mary DUNNThe Cruelest of All Mothers: Marie de l’Incarnation, Motherhood, and Christian Tradition.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2015.  Pp. 224.  $45.00.  ISBN: 978-0-8232-6721-7.  Reviewed by Marianne T. FITZGERALD, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Michael Lawler, Todd Salzman and Eileen Burke-Sullivan, The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes Then and Now. Liturgical Press, 2014. pp. 198. $19.99 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-8270-8. Reviewed by Randall WOODARD, Saint Leo University.

Derek A. OLSEN, Reading Matthew with Monks: Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2015. pp. 276. $24.95 pb. ISBN 978-0814683170.
Reviewed by Jeffrey MORROW, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079.

Gastón ESPINOSA. Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. Pp. 505. $35 hc. ISBN  978-0-674-7288-75. Reviewed by Oswald John NIRA, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX 78207.

Chris HAW. From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart. Rethinking my Love for Catholicism. Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2012. 234pp. Paperback ISBN 978-1-59471-292-0 Also eBook. Reviewed by Ana Lourdes SUAREZ, Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.

Scott GUSTAFSON. At the Altar of Wall Street: The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2015. Pp. 200.  $22.00 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7280-7.  Reviewed by Nathan R. KOLLAR, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY 14618.

Todd HARTCH, The Prophet of Cuernavaca: Ivan Illich and the Crisis of the West.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.  235 pages. $29.95.  ISBN 978-0-19-020456-3.  Reviewed by Arthur J. KUBICK, Providence, RI.

Thomas J. BUSHLACK. Politics For A Pilgrim Church: A Thomistic Theory of Civic Virtue. Grand Rapids, Michigan/Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. 279. $35 pb. ISBN: 978-0-8028-7090-2. Reviewed by Ann SWANER, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 33161.

Paul BERNIER, Ministry in the Church: A Historical and Pastoral Approach. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015. pp. 382. $45.00 pb. ISBN 978-1-62698-153-9.  Reviewed by Peter DRILLING, Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY 14052.

Mary NAVARRE. Tapestry of Time.  The Story of the Dominican Sisters. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1966-2012. ISBN  978-0-8028-7255-5. Eerdmans, 2015, pp. 336. $20.00 pb. Reviewed by Neville Ann KELLY, Lean Scholar Initiative, Seattle, WA 98125.

Joseph MARTOS. Deconstructing Sacramental Theology and Reconstructing Catholic Ritual. Eugene, Oregon: Resource Publications, 2015. pp. 309. $36.00 pb. ISBN: 978-1-4982-2179-5. Reviewed by Dolores L. CHRISTIE, University Heights, OH 44118.

Geoffrey D. DUNN, ed.  The Bishop of Rome in Late Antiquity.   Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015.  xi + 273pp., ISBN: 978-1-4724-5551-2, $124,95, hardcover.  Reviewed by Patrick J. HAYES, Redemptorist Archives, Philadelphia, PA.

Thomas M. KELLY, Editor, Rutilio Grande, SJ: Homilies and WritingsCollegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015.  xxiii + 163 pages.  $19.95 pb.  ISBN 978-0-8146-8773-4.  Reviewed by Robert P. RUSSO, Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH 43560.

Steven JENSENKnowing the Natural Law. From Precepts and Inclinations to Driving Oughts.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2015. Pp. 230. $34.95. 978-0-8132-2733-7.  Reviewed by James T. BRETZKE, S.J., Boston College School of Theology & Ministry, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Darren DOCHUK, Thomas S. KIDD, and Kurt W. PETERSON, eds.American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 2014. pp. 518. Np. ISBN 978-0-268-03842-7. Reviewed by Calvin MERCER, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Christian WIMAN, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013, pp. 182. $13.00 pb. ISBN 978-0374534370. Reviewed by Wilburn T. STANCIL, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Timothy Luke JOHNSON. The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive Art. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2015. pp. 246. $12.95 hb. ISBN: 978-0-8028-0383-2. Reviewed by Dolores L. CHRISTIE, University Heights, OH 44118.

Philip A. CUNNINGHAM. Seeking Shalom, The Journey to Right Relationship Between Catholics and Jews. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. 250. $30.00 pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7209-8. Reviewed by Francis BERNA, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Goffredo BOSELLI. The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy: School of Prayer, Source of Life. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014. pp. 235+xvi. $19.95 pb. ISBN 978-0-8146-4906-0. Reviewed by Ryan MARR, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Simone WEIL.Late Philosophical Writings. Edited by E.O. Springsted. Translated by E.O. Springsted and L.E. Schmidt. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. pp 204. ISBN 0-268-04150-4. Reviewed by Richard SHIELDS, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, ON

Paul KNITTER and Roger HAIGHT, Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation. Orbis Books (Maryknoll, NY), 2015, pp. xvii, 253. $26.00. ISBN 978-1-62698-151-5 (pbk.). Reviewed by Joseph A. BRACKEN, S.J. , Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207

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