"I've read it in manuscript: now I want the book! Here is
theology earthed. Celia plants the planet firmly within the
providence of God. This book is popular in its appeal and
scholarly in its depth. It connects with the environmental
agenda and stretches the reader to reach new heights of
understanding on this vitally important subject."
The Rt Revd James Jones
Bishop of Liverpool
“I have tried using many different texts for this course: this is the BEST one I have ever found, so I am sticking with it. Martin Albl and I evidently share some of the same intellectual, theological, and pedagogical genes.”
Rev. Msgr. James M. Cafone, S.T.D.
Seton Hall University
"I feel very enthusiastic about the engaging and dynamic presentation of
medical ethics in this text. The multimedia aids encourage creativity by both
the instructor and the students and, along with the exercises, will create a
personal integration of the material that makes medical ethics relevant for
Dr. Karen Elliott, CPPS
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
"Corrine Carvalho’s Primer on Biblical Methods is just what I’ve been seeking, a book that will get students to read their Bible and not read it for them. Primer on Biblical Methods doesn’t presume too much of students as it provides focused discussion on various methodological viewpoints. I like the questions and exercises the text provides. I can also supplement the Primer with other material without overburdening my students, most of whom are not religion majors."
Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Rock Hill, SC
"I am very happy with Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament and plan to use it again in the fall. Students found it readable and accessible. The content is in every way ecumenical and reflects the consensus of biblical scholarship without any trace of doctrinal bias. This text will work in almost any university classroom. It doesn’t ignore the more esoteric scholarly debates, but focuses on what really matters in an undergraduate religion course. I recommend it without reservation.”
Ian J. Scott
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
"Between scientism and religious fundamentalism lie many more-thoughtful options. Four of them, developed from the perspective of four disciplines, are attractively offered in this book. The book makes it abundantly clear that there is no reason for opposition between science and faith. It successfully stimulates serious thought about the real, and complex, issue of how best to relate them."
John B. Cobb Jr.
Claremont School of Theology
Author of Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution
"Mari Rapela Heidt has produced an invaluable introductory religious ethics text for the millennial generation of students. In language that is relevant to this newest generation of students, a generation marked by the economic and cultural effects of globalization, Rapela Heidt provides a multiple-method approach to understanding the many world religions, and “lived examples” of a contemporary ethical issue addressed by each tradition. It will be a useful tool in introducing students to the complex world of religious ethics in the contemporary era."
Whitney A. Bauman
Assistant Professor of Religion and Science
Florida International University, Miami
"Sr. Marielle Frigge's book is an excellent introduction to the study of the Bible. She presupposes nothing, but conveys a great deal. No matter what the students' backgrounds, this introductory text will speak to them all. The glossaries, maps, charts, and other visuals are very helpful. Students and readers who work through her book will have a solid foundation in modern biblical studies."
Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
Coordinator, Benedictine Distance Learning
“Cloutier understands today's college students and presents Christian sexual morality in a way that can reach them.”
Dr. Mathew A. Shadle
"Natalie Kertes Weaver has done those who teach introductory theology courses a great service with this accessible, engaging, and substantive text. Drawing on years of classroom experience, she makes theology understandable to a diverse student body. All students, from the super-devout to the religiously indifferent, from cradle Christians to non-Christians, will come to a critical, appreciative, and historically grounded understanding of Christian beliefs and practices. A fantastic text for the contemporary college classroom."
Mark J. Allman
and author of Who Would Jesus Kill? War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition
"The author asks practical questions, and answers them with considerable intelligence and careful scholarship. The subject matter is important yet is seldom grasped with the depth one finds in this volume."
John Haughey, SJ, research fellow
Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University
author of Where Is Knowing Going? (Georgetown University Press, 2009)