Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

July 31st is the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit movement within Catholicism. Who are the Jesuits? Many people don’t fully understand what the Jesuits do or who they are or what they believe in. The Jesuits, or Society of Jesus, was founded by Loyola, a priest and theologian in Spain, during the Counter-Reformation, a response of the Catholic church to the advent of Protestantism. The Jesuits are principally known today for their deep devotion to education (many schools, including Fordham, are Jesuit schools) and missionary work around the world.

But this only scratches the surface of what Loyola and his followers believed in. Fordham offers several titles to help you delve deeper into understanding the Jesuits and their teachings:

Black Robes & Buckskin: A Selection from the Jesuit Relations , forthcoming in November, focuses on The Jesuit Relations, written by Jesuits in the New World about their beliefs, and the work of converting native peoples. Since the original runs an astounding 73 volumes, Catherine Randall has thoughtfully selected the most informative and relevant pieces for Black Robes & Buckskin. It’s a must-read for all interested in understanding the foundations of this important religious movement.

In January, we have Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning in the Twenty-First Century, a book which examines the overlap of Ignatian educational thought and feminist educational theory by presenting a lively dialogue about the shared goals between the two philosophies.

Friends on the Way: Jesuits Encounter Contemporary Judaism, new in paperback in September, is a collection of essays illustrating the long-standing mission of the Jesuits to bridge the gap between Catholicism and Judaism.

Last, but certainly not least, is Thoughts of St. Ignatius Loyola for Every Day of the Year. This volume shares 365 of the iconic theologian’s maxims for integrating God into daily life. The book gives daily spiritual guidance and inspiration and is truly a gift.

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Oxford and Fordham UPs Agree to Distribution Deal

NEW YORK – Effective January 1, 2011, Fordham University Press
print  and  electronic  titles  will  be distributed and sold in the United
States  and  Canada  by  Oxford  University  Press, Inc. (OUP USA). Fordham
University  Press  books  are  currently distributed by New York University
Press.

“We’re  very  excited  by this new partnership,” noted Fredric W. Nachbaur,
the  Director  of  Fordham  University  Press. “Oxford’s reputation, market
reach,  and  demonstrated  ability  to  sell  into  all channels will allow
Fordham  to  increase  its  sales  and  market  share  of  our  outstanding
scholarship.   I  see  this  as  an  incredible  opportunity  for  enhanced
recognition and visibility, both for FUP and our authors.”

Fordham  University  Press, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007,
publishes  primarily in the humanities and social sciences with an emphasis
on  the  fields  of  anthropology,  classics, communications, history, law,
philosophy,  political  science,  religion,  and  sociology,  ,  as well as
literature  and  the  fine arts. Additionally, the Press publishes books of
interest  to  the general public and books focusing on the metropolitan New
York  region. FUP recently announced a new imprint — Empire State Editions
– in an effort to expand and better brand the program..

“We  are  thrilled to have a university press of Fordham’s caliber become a
part  of  our  family of distributed presses,” says Colleen Scollans, VP of
Global  Marketing  at Oxford University Press. “Fordham’s commitment to the
dissemination  of  scholarship  is a perfect fit with Oxford’s own mission,
and  the  synergies  between our editorial programs are obvious. We’re also
pleased  to  represent  a  press  with  such  a  strong regional publishing
program.  Fordham’s  new  Empire State Editions imprint complements our own
list in this area very well.”

Books released prior to January 1, 2011, will ship from New York University
Press,  Fordham  University Press’s current distributor. Backlist sales and
returns  will continue through New York University Press until December 31,
2010.  All  Spring  2011  titles  will  ship from Oxford University Press’s
warehouse  in  Cary,  North  Carolina. Booksellers may contact their Oxford
University Press sales representative at:

Oxford University Press, Inc.
2001 Evans Road
Cary, NC 27513
800-445-9714
custserv.us@oup.com

“European,  African,  and Middle Eastern distribution will continue through
Eurospan  and Asian and Pacific distribution through East West Export Books
(EWEB) c/o University of Hawaii Press,” added Nachbaur.

For more information, contact:

Kate O’Brien-Nicholson
Marketing Manager | Fordham University Press
2546 Belmont Avenue | University Box L | Bronx, NY 10458
718-817-4782 | 718-817-4785 fax | bkaobrien@fordham.edu

NEW YORK – Effective January 1, 2011, Fordham University Press print  and  electronic  titles  will  be distributed and sold in the United States  and  Canada  by  Oxford  University  Press, Inc. (OUP USA). Fordham University  Press  books  are  currently distributed by … Full Story

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The Drama of St. Patrick's Cathedral

“It’s hard to top St. Patrick’s Cathedral, not only as a church, architectural treasure and municipal monument, but also as a venue of drama This applies as well to the Cathedral’s music program, which has had almost as many high and low moments as New York City itself.” Thus begins a review of Salvatore Basile’s Fifth Avenue Famous on Handing On the Faith, the blog of the Archdiocese of New York.

And it’s true–Basile’s book chronicles feuds between music directors and Cardinals, post-Vatican II changes to liturgical music programs, and vast shifts in music style. The stories behind the music are just as dramatic as the famous organ housed inside the cathedral.

Says Maureen McKew in her review, “Whether your interest is music, New York history or you simply love an inside story, you will really enjoy this book…I enjoyed [it] so much that I read it from cover to cover in one night.”

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Poets House Showcase Readings || Tuesday, July 13th @ 7pm

Things That No Longer Delight Me by Leslie C. Chang

Leslie  C. Chang, author of Things That No Longer Delight (Fordham/POL prize winner) and Julie Sheehan, author of Thaw (Fordham/POL prize winner) and winner of  the Barnard Women Poets Prize for her second book, Orient Point ( W.W. Norton) will be reading along with poets  Mark Bibbins (Copper Canyon Press) and Terese Svoboda (University of Arkansas Press), in the Poets House Showcase Reading Series on Tuesday, July 13th, at 7 pm.

If the weather permits, the reading will be held outside in Teardrop Park South.

Tuesday, July 13th, 7 pm
POETS HOUSE
10 River Terrace (@ Murray Street)
N.Y.C.

Admission free

Poets House Showcase Readings are held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Poets House Showcase, a display of all the poetry books published in the last year.

The Dance of No Hard feelings

Thaw

Weapons Grade

Orient point

Leslie  C. Chang, author of Things That No Longer Delight (Fordham/POL prize winner) and Julie Sheehan, author of Thaw (Fordham/POL prize winner) and winner of  the Barnard Women Poets Prize for her second book, Orient Point ( W.W. Norton) will be … Full Story

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