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Romero Days 2017

Author: Notre Dame News

Blessed Óscar Romero

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga to give lecture March 28 at 5:30 p.m. Read More

Essays on Judaism in the Pre-Hellenistic Period by Joseph Blenkinsopp

Author: Allison Collins

Essays On Judaism

The essays deal with developments during the period from the liquidation of the Judean state to the conquests of Alexander the Great. This was a critical time in the Near East and the Mediterranean world in general. It marked the end of the great Semitic empires until the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D.,decisive changes in religion, with appeal to a creator-deity in Deutero-Isaiah, Babylonian Marduk cult, and Zoroastrianism.For the survivors of the Babylonian conquest in a post-collapse society the issue of continuity, with different groups claiming continuity with the past and possession of the traditions, there developed a situation favourable to the emergence of sects. The most pressing question, however, was what to do faced with the overwhelming power of empire, first Babylonian, then Persian. Finally, with the extinction of the native dynasty and the entire apparatus of a nation-state, the temple became the focus and emblem of group identity. Read More

Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity Edited by Martin Bauspiess, Christof Landmesser, and David Lincicum

Author: Allison Collins

Ferdinand

Translated by Peter C. Hodgson and Robert F. Brown

  • Makes a new generation of Baur scholarship available to English readers
  • Demonstrates Baur's relevance to contemporary issues in New Testament studies and historical theology
  • Focuses on the history of early Christianity
  • Discusses Baur's relation to Strauss, Mohler, and Hegel
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Music history and liturgy professor elected president of Medieval Academy of America

Author: Tom Coyne

Margot E. Fassler, the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at Notre Dame, will become president of the Medieval Academy of America in April. As head of the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies, Fassler hopes to focus attention on a historical era that she believes can provide better understanding of the political, environmental, and class problems currently facing the globe. Read More

The Cross History, Art, and Controversy by Robin M. Jensen

Author: Robin Jensen

The Cross Smaller

The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians as well as non-Christians. Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the two-thousand-year evolution of the cross as an idea and an artifact, illuminating the controversies—along with the forms of devotion—this central symbol of Christianity inspires. Read More

Von Balthasar and the Option for the Poor: Theodramatics in the Light of Liberation Theology by Todd Walatka

Author: Todd Walatka

Von Balthasar And The Option For The Poor Smaller

Hans Urs von Balthasar's vast corpus of theological, philosophical, literary, and pastoral writings remains one of the most impressive achievements in 20th century thought. In light of liberation theology and now the papacy of Francis, however, a theological affirmation of the option for the poor remains dangerously weak in Balthasar's corpus. Von Balthasar and the Option for the Poor Read More

Gabriel Said Reynolds tapped by Vatican for Catholic-Muslim dialogue on religious extremism

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic studies and theology at the University of Notre Dame, is one of 15 Catholic delegates invited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) to participate in a bilateral conversation with 15 Muslim counterparts at Al-Azhar al-Sharif Center for Dialogue (ASCD) Feb. 22-23 in Cairo, Egypt. Reynolds, whose research centers on the Quran and Muslim-Christian relations, believes the greatest opportunities for progress come from emphasizing what Christians and Muslims have in common — the shared stories, history and values. Read More

Theology and pre-health alumna finds true calling—transforming lives affected by cancer

Author: Eileen Lynch

After initially planning on pursuing a career in sports medicine, Kim Lisiak '13 changed her plans after a first-year theology course at Notre Dame. She switched her majors to theology and Arts and Letters pre-health and began exploring a new question—how to help people in a way that would have as great an impact as being a doctor. She now uses her liberal arts background every day as chief of staff to the CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and finds the company’s mission to provide innovative, compassionate care a perfect fit. Read More