Are We Together?

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 »

June CTSA Sale!

Disciple coverAt 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.

David Carlin’s Three Sexual Revolutions

Lectio is proud to publish the latest work of noted columnist and commentator David R. Carlin. Having received graduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame (philosophy) and the University of Rhode Island (sociology), David taught philosophy and/or sociology at the college level for more than fifty years before his recent retirement. 

Three Sexual Revolutions Catholic, Protestant, AtheistThree Sexual Revolutions: Catholic, Protestant, Atheist is a discussion from both a sociological and historical perspective. While there have been numerous sexual revolutions throughout history, Carlin focuses on the three major revolutions that have molded today’s American culture.

Carlin is well-versed in the unfolding of America’s current predicament of sexual permissiveness to the breakdown of the ubiquity of marriage and even the questioning of one’s sexual identity. He traces our societal crisis from earliest days of Christianity when the Catholic faith supplanted the then-current mores of sexual permissiveness with a message of Christ-modeled chastity, in and outside marriage. He then unravels the effects of the Protestant Reformation on the sexual mores of the latter Middle Ages. Read the full description and order your copy, see our book page »