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The Church in the 21st Century Center

C21 Center Book Series

New Release

Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center has published an award-winning book series, drawn from the conferences and symposia the Center has held on campus. Assembled from papers delivered primarily by academics, the books are written to inform and inspire the community of Catholic faithful. Topics range from Church managerial issues and sexuality to hope and ministry for the church.



Encountering Jesus in the Scriptures

Edited by Daniel Harrington, S.J. and Christopher R. Matthews

This book seeks to make accessible some of the best modern scholarship on encountering Jesus in the Scriptures.  These essays explain not only who Jesus was in the first century but also what he might mean in the twenty-first century.

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New Voices in Catholic Theology

Edited by Anna Bonta Moreland and Joseph Curran

This book serves as both an introduction to much of the best original work being done in theology today, and a reminder of the legacy a great scholar can leave.

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Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New

Edited by Thomas H. Groome and Colleen M. Griffith

This special treasury of spiritual practices, traditional and contemporary, can enable people to sustain and grow in their faith.


Church Ethics and Its Organizational Context

Edited by Jean M. Bartunek, Mary Ann Hinsdale, and James F. Keenan, S.J.


Inculturation and the Church in North America

Edited by T. Frank Kennedy, S.J. 


Priests for the 21st Century

Edited by Donald Dietrich


Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church

Edited by Lisa Sowle Cahill, John Garvey, and T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.


Voices of the Faithful: Loyal Catholics Striving for Change

Authored by William D’Antonio, and Anthony Pogorelc
Foreword by William J. Byron, S.J.