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  • St. Augustine's Interpretation of the Psalms of AscentGerald McLarney examines Augustine of Hippo's (d. 430) interpretation of the ascent motif in sermons on Psalms 119-133. He looks at the delivery, transmission, and broader context of the sermons, as well as examining the sermons as they stand.
  • The Personalism of John Henry Newman - "A powerful witness to the influence of Newman's character, teaching and preaching on those who experienced it. Crosby's major contribution is the way that he relates Newman's personalism to his theocentrism. No other writer has brought out this link so well." -John Sullivan
  • Pope John Paul II Speaks on Wome“This work is absolutely indispensable for anyone interested in understanding the Catholic ontology and affirmation of the feminine as expounded by John Paul II." - Prof. Tracey Rowland
  • Vocation to Virtue - This book seeks to answer a perennial difficulty in the Catholic theology of marriage: How do the practice and bond of marriage lead to Christian perfection in spouses and their children?
  • Duns Scotus on Time & Existence - An English translation of John Duns Scotus's The Questions on Aristotle's "De Interpretatione" including an extensive commentary on some of Scotus's more difficult ideas.
  • Early Syriac Theology - Presents the insights of St. Ephrem and Jacob of Serugh, two of the earliest representatives of the theological world-view of the Syriac church.
  • Introduction to the Mystery of the Church - An ecclesiological survey presenting a doctrinal synthesis of the church.
  •  A Bridge Across the Ocean - Focuses on the relations between the United States and the Holy See from the First World War to the eve of the Second, through the combination of American, Italian, and Vatican sources
  • Grace for Grace - The contributors to Grace for Grace focus on the debates on grace and free will inspired by Augustine's later teachings on grace and the various reactions to it.
  •  God's Love Through the Spirit -  Examines the relationship between love and the person and work of the Holy Spirit in Thomas Aquinas and John Wesley - two very different figures whose teachings on the Spirit and the Christian life are found to be, on the whole, surprisingly compatible.
  •  Gift and Communion -Offers a critical presentation of John Paul II's theology of the body, understood in the light of Christian theological tradition.
  •  Jewish Resistance Against the Nazis - CUA Press's 1000th book in print! "Patrick Henry's book lauches a fresh and thoroughgoing attack upon the myth of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust." - Sandor Goodhart

  • Liberty and Law - Examines a previously underappreciated theme in legal history - the idea of permissive natural law. The idea is mentioned only peripherally, if at all, in modern histories of natural law. Yet it engaged the attention of jurists, philosophers, and theologians over a long period and formed an integral part of their teachings.



  • We have just published our first subject specific catalog, covering our offerings in History and Medieval Studies. Click here to view!

  • We recently celebrated CUA Press's 74th birthday and University Press Week with "Bless the Press." See The Cardinal Newman Society's coverage of the event here.
  • The Catholic University of America Press is proud to announce that we have begun to offer a select number of our titles on the Barnes and Noble NOOK! The current available titles are: 

Biomedicine and Beatitude

Church, State, and Society

Introduction to Moral Theology

The Life and Pontificate of Pope Pius XII

Some Seed Fell on Good Ground

Western Creed, Western Identity

The Logic of Religion

The Trinity

Sex and Virtue

Apostolic Religious Life in America Today

The Bible on the Question of Homosexuality

Abortion and Unborn Human Life, Second Edition

The Turn to Transcendence

On the Road to Emmaus

God and Caesar

The Mind That Is Catholic

The Third Spring

Communicating Faith


  • Rev. David J. Endres is the new editor of U.S. Catholic Historian, a scholarly journal devoted to the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. The journal is published quarterly by The Catholic University of America Press and is in its thirty-first year of publication. Fr. Endres has been assistant editor of the journal since 2003.