"Many of my students express how much they enjoy reading this book. At the same time, it is filled with new interpretive insights which the author guides us through in such inviting ways. Combined with both up-to-date scholarship and ecumenical sensitivity, the book is indeed a remarkable accomplishment.”
Professor of Hebrew Bible
in the Williams Chair of Biblical Studies
"This book reflects a detailed and careful study of Christology. It addresses all of the major elements of theological reflection on the person of Jesus. It is accessible to undergraduate students and written with them in mind. The questions that follow the chapters are an excellent means for challenging students to reflect on the impact of our beliefs and the ways that they are influenced by culture, history and experience."
Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, PhD
Lourdes College, Ohio
“Mari Rapela Heidt has produced a much-needed and welcome resource for undergraduate theology majors and minors whose professors require them to follow the writing style presented in theChicago Manual of Style. I would highly recommend this book to my theology students.”
Shawnee M. Daniels-Sykes, SSND
assistant professor of theology
Mount Mary College
"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)
"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
“At last, a responsible and interesting new volume on Paul’s letters for students! I whole-heartedly recommend it.”
Clare K. Rothschild
Scripture Studies, Lewis University, IL
"Dr. Stewart presents a history of the Catholic Church in a very engaging and reader friendly manner. She prompts students to think of where we are now and how we have gotten here. I believe Cynthia Stewart has succeeded in presenting a 'popular history.'"
Ohio Dominican University
"Among study Bibles, the Anselm Academic Study Bible stands out for its excellent translation and notes (New American Bible Revised Edition), fresh introductions to the biblical books, and articles on important and neglected topics such as the social context of the Bible, the Christian Bible and Jews, and contextual and transformative interpretation. Expertly edited and amply illustrated, the volume is a most welcome resource for students and interested adults.
Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
School of Theology and Ministry
"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
"I'm impressed by the clarity of the material, which, nevertheless, does not sacrifice content or scholarship. Congratulations."
United Bible Societies
“Kaltner and McKenzie have done it again! As in their earlier Uncensored Bible, they have written a lively, insightful, and humorous introduction to the Bible that is sure to keep all readers—especially students—awake, informed, and entertained. In the field of biblical studies, that is no small feat! I enthusiastically recommend The Back Door Introduction to the Bible to one and all.”
Brent A. Strawn
associate professor of Old Testament