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Collaborative Book Published By Maryvale Staff & Graduates

Reflections on Pope Francis's Encyclical, Laudato si'

Edited by Professor Mary Mills,
Rev Dr John Arthur Orr & Rev Dr Harry Schnitker

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Reflections on Laudato si'


Maryvale is delighted to announce the publication of a collaborative title edited by Director of Postgraduate Research Professor Mary Mills, Research Supervisor Dr Harry Schnitker and PhD Research Graduate Rev Dr John Arthur Orr. The editors have collected a series of thoughtful, wide-ranging essays on Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si' from contributors who are all connected to Maryvale, including lecturers and graduates. Contributors also include:

  • Dr Birute Briliute (Programme Director of Ecclesiastical Licence; Pathway Leader of Ecclesiastical Licence in Catechetics; Pathway Leader of BDiv in Catechetics; HIRS Council Permanent Faculty)
  • Dr Keith Chappell (Pathway Leader in Apologetics on MA in Catholic Applied Theology; Research Supervisor; B.Divinity Moderator)
  • Dr Chris Friel (BA Philosophy Lecturer; Research Graduate 2016)
  • Dr Ryan Hanning (Research Graduate 2015)
  • Dr Catherine Kavanagh (BA Philosophy Lecturer; Research Supervisor)
  • Rev Dr Robert Letellier (HIRS Permanent Faculty, Lecturer, Academic Tutor)
  • Prof Gilfredo Marengo (Lecturer on Marriage & Family Pathway of MA; Research Supervisor)
  • Dr Andrew Morris ((Research Supervisor; former Director of the Research Programme)
  • Dr Neil Xavier O'Donoghue (Research Supervisor)
  • Dr Scott Powell (Research Graduate 2017)
  • Dr Thomas More Stepnowski, OP (Research Graduate 2016)
  • Dr Marc Tumeinski (Research Graduate 2016)

Abstract from Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

This volume represents a collection of essays by emerging and well-established Catholic scholars on Laudato si’, Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment. All contributors are connected with the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, the only Vatican approved Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in the English-speaking world. When it appeared, Laudato si’ was widely welcomed by many, and strongly criticised by others. All agreed that the encyclical was an important voice in the environmental debate.

As this book suggests, however, Laudato si’ is more than an encyclical on the environment: it is a thorough examination of the human condition in the early twenty-first century. Essays in this volume focus on the philosophical, textual, ecological, anthropological and theological aspects of Laudato si’, place it in a specific history of ideas, and contemplate its meaning for the modern world. Laudato si’ has been widely discussed in religious and secular circles alike, and this book will enhance the understanding of the text for both.

The booklet is available Cambridge Scholars Publishing, as well as from other academic bookshops. For a 20% discount flyer, contact Maryvale below:

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