"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
"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
"Catholic Ethics in Today's World is excellent for introducing students to moral reasoning in a genuinely theological context. The authors stress the positive dimension of ethics, quickly breaking through students' stereotypes about Catholic ethics as rule-bound and constricting. The chapters on controversial issues present the reasoning behind official Catholic teaching very cogently, which sets just the right foundation for critical yet constructive dialogue in the classroom."
Dr. Brian Stiltner
Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sacred Heart University
"Karen Elliott has given us a clear, concise, and biblical look at Paul and his views on women. Using strong biblical and scholarly sources, Elliott demonstrates that Paul supported women in governing positions in the Church, held them as equals in the proclamation of the Good News, and submitted to women himself. This important book provides the logic and the biblical support to understand Paul as a missionary in a patriarchal society who none-the-less believed the work of the Church is not gender specific."
Bob Whitesel, D.Min., Ph.D.
Professor of Missional Leadership
Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
"The issues surrounding science and theology are multifaceted. Most books dealing with these issues provide one point of view. This book does it right! Four authors deal separately with the biblical accounts of creation, evolutionary theory, philosophical influences on evolutionary thought, and finally, a positive transcendence of the false dichotomies with an exciting conclusion: “. . . reality is a grand journey, and God is the ultimate adventurer.” It is a brilliant resolution to a difficult issue."
Roger S. Fouts, PhD
Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
Professor of Psychology
Central Washington University
Author of Next of Kin: My Conversations with Chimpanzees
"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
“I believe the Text is well suited to the needs of our students given the diverse background of our Student Body at St. John's University, Queens, New York. Our students bring a great deal of Cultural and Religious diversity to the classroom, so it is important to have a Text that can introduce Christianity to them in an objective manner.”
James J. Hannan
Adjunct Professor of Theology
“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
"[First Edition] I can't wait to use [this text] in the classroom. . . . One strength is those sections that discuss the specific details and background of the biblical passages students are to read. . . . Another strength is the many sidebars and 'In Case You Were Wondering' sections. I can't tell you how helpful the information given in these sections is, and how helpful it is to have this material in these sorts of separate sections."
Dr. Claire Matthews McGinnis
Loyola College in Maryland, MD
"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)