Books in Print

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Jonathan Edwards: A Life, George M. Marsden (Yale University Press). The ND professor of history’s critically acclaimed biography of controversial Protestant theologian Edwards (1703-1758) casts light on his personal life and his theology. The author reveals Edwards’ struggles to reconcile his Puritan heritage with the secular world and his personal difficulties with his faith. Told in an easily read narrative style, the book views Edwards in the context of his time in colonial America, when the fiery preacher ignited the Great Awakening of the 18th century.…

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Books in Brief

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Who Do You Say That I Am? Confessing the Mystery of Christ, edited by John Cavadini and Laura Holt ’92M.A., ’99Ph.D. (Notre Dame Press). Essays focusing on the identity and ministry of Jesus written by scholars of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Notre Dame contributors include Rabbi Michael Signer and theology professors Cavadini, David Burrell, CSC

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Trio Makes Music to Soothe the Soul

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Call them three guys who love music. Call them the liturgical trio. Or call them the instrumentalists with some popular CDs to their name.

Except their group doesn’t have a name. And that’s fine with them. The trio is made up of Michael James ’84, violin and mandolin; Craig Watz ’84, ’87J.D., acoustic bass; and Steve Warner ’80M.A., guitar, dulcimer and Celtic harp.

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Staging South Bend's Ghost Story

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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The near south side of South Bend once smelled of sweat and security. Workers poured in and out of the giant Studebaker factories there, making cars, making healthy paychecks. The monstrous brick buildings denoted a vibrant community living off the profits of heavy manufacturing.

When Jessica Chalmers arrived as an assistant professor at Notre Dame in 1999, the Manhattan resident had never been to the Midwest. Driving around her new community, she soon learned why northern Indiana is considered part of the Rust Belt.…

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Books in Brief, web extra

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

*New Testament Greek and Exegesis: Essays in Honor of Gerald F. Hawthorne*, _edited by Amy M Donaldson '99M.A. and Timothy B. Sailors '00M.A_. (Eerdmans). Christian scholars offer a view of their current studies of the New Testament. Contributors include David E. Aune, ND professor of theology.

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Books in brief

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

*Optimal Investing: How to Protect and Grow Your Wealth with Asset Allocation*, _Scott P. Frush '99MBA_ (Marshall Rand Publishing). A step-by-step guide on how to build a financial portfolio. The author, a certified financial planner, discusses the theories and principles of asset allocation, then offers model portfolios for investors with different desired levels of risk.

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Books in print

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

*Three Weeks With My Brother*, _Nicholas Sparks '88 and Micah Sparks_ (Warner Books). Best-selling author Nicholas, known for romantic love stories, and his brother, Micah, took a three-week trip around the world last year. As Nicholas writes, the book is a story of two journeys: "one that took my brother and me to exotic places around the world, and another, a lifetime in the making, that has led us to become the best of friends." That lifetime, as readers learn, has been too often marred by tragedies that tested their faith. Black-and-white family photos are sprinkled throughout the text.

Keep the Faith, Change the Church: The Battle by Catholics for the Soul of Their Church,

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Books in Print

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

Notre Dame vs. The Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan, _Todd Tucker'90_ (Loyola Press). During two days of riots in May 1924, Notre Dame students took on the Indiana KKK. The KKK wasn't reacting to the students' race but to their religion—Catholicism. "Look around: they are already taking over the schools, flaunting our laws, changing the very nature of the United States, a Protestant country at its birth," a KKK leader asserted at a state rally in the early 1920s. Here the author details how and why the two institutions came to loggerheads at the height of anti-Catholicism in America. The book continues through the aftermath of the three-day confrontation in downtown South Bend, including the football team's winning Rose Bowl appearance and the Indiana KKK's eventual implosion.

A Sinner of Memory

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Reconstructing a Fair to Remember

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

It was all so new and exciting: Electricity! Moving pictures! Refrigerators! Ice cream cones! Photos of the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis, Missouri, reveal a stunning vista of white palaces, lagoons, pavilions and gardens. Then it was gone; the building torn down, the grounds returned to a park.

“It’s very frustrating,” says Saint Louis native Jim Blase ‘81J.D., "because we heard a lot about it but can’t picture it."…

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Inside the Game with Notre Dame Sports Books

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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It’s time, says Mike Coffey ‘91, for Notre Dame basketball fans to get over their inferiority complex.

A software engineer for a South Bend firm, Coffey also serves as men’s basketball editor of NDNation.com. When Torin Francis gave his commitment in 2001 to play basketball at Notre Dame, a writer on the NDNation message board expressed surprise. "One person said, ‘Boy, this kind of thing never happens in Notre Dame basketball.’…

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Momotombo Press

By Carol Schaal '91M.A.

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Francisco Aragon, a fellow at Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and a 2003 graduate of the MFA program at Notre Dame, is the founding editor and director of Momotombo Press. The press, which supports emerging Latino/a writers, is named after a volcano in Nicaragua. Aragon recently moved the press from Davis, California, to Notre Dame. This fall the press debuts in its new home with the publication of Arroyo

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