"This book engages college students on many levels. It explores philosophical and theological principles in Christian ethics and applies them to topics such as the economy, the death penalty, war and military activity, medical issues, and sexual ethics. The principles of Catholic Social Teaching provide a solid foundation for each topic. This well-researched and well-written book challenges students to grapple with the Catholic Church’s perspective and their own stances."
Dr. Elizabeth Willems, SSND
SSND, instructor of religious studies
Loyola University New Orleans
"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)
"Father Givey brings to life once again the man, the monk, and the mystic who helped to shape the soul of his own generation and who continues to offer a vision of 'peace for the future'"
Very Reverend David M. O'Connell, CM, President
The Catholic University of America
"[My students] found the Glossary both helpful and informative. Some students said they found the book 'addictive' and their joy at learning so many new terms made it hard to put down. . . .
Non-native English speakers said that the glossary easily clarified unfamiliar English terms for them. Many English-speaking students appreciated the clear definitions of Hispanic terms and said the glossary would help them in their outreach ministry to Hispanic people."
Assistant Professor of Systemic Theology
University of Dallas School of Ministry
"A uniquely engaging, provocative, and I daresay fun invitation into the fascinating worlds of the Bible by two master teachers who clearly love what they do and want to share that love with others. It's a gift to teachers and students alike. I can't wait to use it in my own introductory courses."
Florence Harkness Professor of Religion
Case Western Reserve University
"Professor Christopher McMahon centers his ecclesiology firmly on the Paschal Mystery, and rightly so. Drawing on cutting-edge scholarship in Scripture, history, liturgy, systematics, and ethics, he provides a contemporary, ecumenically sensitive, and practical vision of the Church that will challenge students’ minds and inspire their imaginations. Called Together is a terrific textbook!"
William P. Loewe, PhD
Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
"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
"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
"The style and tone of the writing is just right. In fact, many times the text reads like a story. The author's scholarship imbues the text but is kept somewhat in the background, and thus does not get in the way."
Paul Wadell, PhD
Saint Norbert's College, De Pere, Wisconsin
“Cloutier understands today's college students and presents Christian sexual morality in a way that can reach them.”
Dr. Mathew A. Shadle
"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
"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