Seat of Wisdom A Theological and Pastoral Journal    ISSN 2154-8757 
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Seat of Wisdom is seeking reviews of the following books.  If you are committed to producing a review of one of these works, please contact our  Review Editor at so that we may take it off the list and thus avoid multiple submissions of the same review.  This list, while kept current, is by no means exhaustive.  We welcome suggestions for other books fitting the scope of the journal and of interest to our audience; please send the bibliographical information to the Review Editor.  For the submission of reviews on these or other noteworthy books or other media please consult our review guidelines on the “Submission Information” page under "Contributors".


Harrington, Daniel J., SJ.  Witnesses to the Word: New Testament Studies Since Vatican II.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2012.  144 pp.  $14.95.  978-0-8091-4829-2.

Leithart, Peter J. Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2009. 253 pp. $29.95. 9781602580695.

Matera, Frank J.  God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology.  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmanns, 2012.  283 pp.  $28.00.  978-0-8028-6747-6.



Historical & Systematic Theology

Barth, Hans-Martin.  The Theology of Martin Luther: A Critical Assessment.  Trans. by Linda M. Maloney.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012.  600 pp.  $39.00.  978-0-8006-9875-1.


Collins, Christopher S.  Word Made Love: The Dialogical Theology of Joseph Ratzinger / Benedict XVI.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.  224 pp.  $24.95.  978-0-8146-8078-0.

Gaitley, Michael E.  The 'One Thing' is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything.  Stockbridge, MA: Marian Press, 2013.  380 pp.  $14.95.  978-159614-260-2.  

Levering, Matthew.  The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology.  New York: T & T Clark / Continuum, 2012.  168 pp.  $27.95.  978-0-567-19686-6.

Lohfink, Gerard.  Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012.  391 pp.  $39.95.  978-0-8146-8058-2.

Sesboué, Bernard. Gospel & Tradition.  Miami: Convivium Press, 2012.  208 pp.  $25.95.  978-1-934996-17-1.

Turner, Denys.  Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013. 312 pp.  $28.00.  978-0-300-18855-4.


Liturgy & Sacraments

Bux, Nicola.  Benedict XVI's Reform: The Liturgy between Innovation and Tradition.  San Francisco: Ignatius, 2012.  144 pp.  $14.95.  978-1-58617-446-0.

Burke, Raymond Cardinal.  Divine Love Made Flesh: The Holy Eucharist as the Sacrament of Charity.  San Diego: Catholic Action for Faith and Family, 2012.  $21.95.  209 pp.  978-0-9816314-2-4.

McKenna, John H. Become What You Receive: A Systematic Study of the Eucharist. Chicago: Hillenbrand Books (Liturgy Training Publications), 2012. 248 pp. $26.00. 978-1-5952-5036-0.

Pivarnik, R. Gabriel.  Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Liturgical Participation.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013. 280 pp.  $39.95.  978-0-8146-6285-4.


Moral Theology

Carson, D. A.  The Intolerance of Tolerance.  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013.  196 pp.  $16.00.  978-0-8028-6940-1.

Loader, William.  Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes Toward Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature.  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013.  176 pp.  $24.00.  978-0-8028-7095-7.
Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty.  Edited by Vicki Schieber, Trudy D. Conway, and David Matzko McCarthy.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.  248 pp.  $18.95.  978-0-8146-3508-7.


Spirituality & Sanctity

Chittister, Joan and Janet McKenzie.  The Way of the Cross: The Path to New Life.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2013.  112 pp.  $25.00.  978-1-62698-044-0.

Sri, Edward.  Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross.  New York, Image Books, 2013.  176 pp.  $21.00.  978-0-385-34803-4.

Welborn, Amy.  Wish You Were Here: Travels through Loss and Hope.  New York: Image Books, 2012.  245 pp.  $14.00.  978-0-307-71638-5.


Church History

Rapley, Elizabeth. The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2011. 349 pp. $24.00. 978-0-8028-6588-5.

Walsh, Michael. The Cardinals: Thirteen Centuries of the Men behind the Papal Throne. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2011. 256 pp. $23.00. 978-0-8028-2941-2.


Ecumenism & Mission

Austin, Ron.  Star Crossed: A Hollywood Love Story in Three Acts.  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013.  243 pp.  $24.00.  978-0-8028-6919-7.  [Memoir which treats Jewish-Catholic relations.]

Kilpatrick, William.  Christianity, Islam and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2012.  336 pp.  $24.95.  978-1-58617-696-9.

Mercadante, Frank.  Engaging a New Generation: A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens.  Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2012. 176 pp.  $19.95.  978-1-59276-722-9.

Noll, Mark A. & Carolyn Nystrom. Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2011. 286pp. $25.00. 978-0-8308-3834-9.

Shortt, Rupert.  Christianophobia: A Faith under Attack.  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2012.  328 pp.  $26.00.  978-0-8028-6985-2.

Philosophy and Science

Ahlquist, Dale.  The Complete Thinker: The Marvelous Mind of G. K. Chesterton.  San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2012.  $17.95.  264 pp.  978-1-58617-675-4.

Dougherty, Jude P.  The Nature of Scientific Explanation.  Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2013.  $39.95.  978-0-8132-2013-0.

Ramos, Alice M.  Dynamic Transcendentals: Truth, Goodness and Beauty from a Thomistic Perspective.  Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012.  256 pp.  $64.95.  978-0-8132-1965-3.

Schindler, D. C.  The Catholicity of Reason.  [Series: Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought].  Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013.  384 pp.  $30.00.  978-0-8028-6933-3.


Culture & Arts

Beaudoin, Tom, ed.  Secular Music & Sacred Theology.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.  208 pp.  $24.95.  978-0-8146-8024-7.

Eberstadt, Mary.  How the West Really Lost God:  A New Theory of Secularization.  West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2013.  268 pp.  $24.95.  978-1-59947-379-6.

George, Robert P.  Conscience and its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.  Wilmington, DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2013.  384 pp.  $29.95.  978-1-61017-070-3.

Kelly, Patrick, SJ.  Catholic Perspectives on Sports: From Medieval to Modern Times.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2012.  224 pp.  $19.95.  978-0-8091-4795-3.

Lixley, Kevin, Christoph Hübenthal, Dietm ar Mieth and Norbert Müller, eds.  Sport and Christianity: A Sign of the Times in the Light of the Faith.  Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012.  280 pp.  $24.95.  978-0-8132-1993-6.

Olsen, Glenn W.  On the Road to Emmaus: The Catholic Dialogue with America and Modernity.  Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012.  320 pp.  $69.95.  978-0-8132-1954-7.

Toppin, Ryan N. S.  Rebuilding Catholic Culture: How the Catechism Can Shape our Common Life.  Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2013.  304 pp.  $19.95.  978-1-933184-94-4.

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