On the closing day of the Catholic Theological Society of America’ s 76th Annual Convention and its theme, “Thinking Catholic Interreligiously” we are pleased to announce the latest publication of respected author Eduardo J. Echeverria, Are We Together? A Roman Catholic Analyzes Evangelical Protestants. An adherent of Receptive Ecumenism and a longtime member of Catholics and Evangelicals Together, Echeverria brings an informed and erudite perspective to the often misunderstood relationship between representatives of these two traditions that have much in common. An expert especially on the Dutch master of dogmatic and ecumenical theology, G. C. Berkouwer (1903–1996), Professor Echeverria critically tackles the writings of Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico among others. To be published this month, read the book’s endorsements and description, and pre-order your copy now »
At Lectio, we grapple with the question, “Are we to go along with a problem or be a part of the solution?” With the extreme inflation of the past year added to social discontent, families and individuals have been plagued with the worst societal upheaval in several generations. Everywhere we look, prices are rising; and who can blame the companies? Fuel shortages are causing a compounding of sky-high prices for producers and transportation alike. Disruption in multiple supply chains leads to inefficiencies, which then adds to the inflationary pressure.
Honoring this weekend’s Catholic Theological Society of America’ s 76th Annual Convention, Lectio feels that rather than raising our prices to correspond with the increased costs with which we are faced, we’re going to actually lower the prices that we charge for our books. Yes, that’s right! We’re hit with higher prices, yet we are significantly lowering our prices (from 5-30%!) on most titles this month of June celebrating the spirit of the CTSA Convention. This sale pricing is only applicable to sales from our website and includes most of our titles, which range from theology (Eduardo J. Echeverria, Kenan B. Osborne, Peter Phan, Peter Damian Fehlner, etc.) to saints (Oscar Romero, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, etc.) to spirituality (Theology of the Body, Resurrection, Grieving, etc.) and even historical studies. Take advantage of this inflationary pushback for your summer reading or as supplemental to your teaching.
If you plan to attend The 73rd Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America in Indianapolis next week, be sure to look us up. We’ll be showcasing our latest— and our most influential— books that we’ve published in the last five years.
We do believe that Grace is at Work in the World, and attempt to show this in the titles that we publish. Whether exploring the grace of recent saints—St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) and (soon-to-be Saint) Blessed Oscar Romero—or the impact of Pope Francis, or topical themes of Evangelization or the Creed or Eternal Life, we bring the best of Christianity and Catholicism to parishioners, students, and scholars.
We salute Sr. Ana María Pineda, Oscar Romero scholar and Lectio author, on her recent election to co-lead the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest Community. You won’t want to miss hearing Ana María as a panelist discussing the Theological Witness of Oscar Romero on Friday (June 8) 2:30 in the Lincoln Room.
Stop by our book table to say hello!