Books & Arts

  • Conscience calling

    Conscience calling

    SCM, 15 Jun 2014

    Catherine Wolff edits a collection of essays devoted to heroes of conscience through the ages. Michael S. Malone ventures into novel-writing Silicon Valley style. And Mission history goes digital with an iBook from the deSaisset Museum.

    Summer 2014

  • Lessons from the field

    Lessons from the field

    Reinhard Cate '07, 15 Apr 2014

    Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

    Spring 2014

  • Ebullience in the Mission

    Ebullience in the Mission

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Apr 2014

    On April 25, the SCU Orchestra performs an Easter-inspired program in the Mission Church.

    Spring 2014

  • Transforming fear into hope

    Transforming fear into hope

    Danae Stahlnecker '15, 15 Apr 2014

    Artist Lin Evola ’75 uses decommissioned weapons—including nuclear missiles—to shape images of peace such as 1962, No. 2.

    Spring 2014

  • Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Our stories and the theatre of awe

    Marilynne Robinson and Steven Boyd Saum, 28 Mar 2014

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

  • The Catholic writer today

    The Catholic writer today

    Jay Hooks, S.J., and Dana Gioia, 20 Mar 2014

    Dana Gioia writes about matters of faith, writing, creativity, and courage. And he argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

  • Welcome to Citizenville

    Welcome to Citizenville

    Jim Cottrill, 15 Dec 2013

    Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

    Winter 2014

  • A brief history of zealotry

    A brief history of zealotry

    Reza Aslan '95, 15 Dec 2013

    Reza Aslan ’95 in conversation with three SCU scholars of religion—Paul Crowley, S.J., Catherine Murphy ’83, M.A. ’87, and David Pinault—about faith, politics, and how we talk about the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Winter 2014

  • Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    Valleys of Amazement and Heart’s Delight

    SCM, 15 Dec 2013

    With her latest work, The Valley of Amazement, just out, writer Amy Tan talks about how her first, groundbreaking novel, The Joy Luck Club, has its roots right here in Santa Clara.

    Winter 2014

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Alden Mudge, 15 Dec 2013

    With The Circus that Ran Away with a Jesuit Priest, Nick Weber pens a meditative and humorous memoir about the two callings he heard: the Jesuit order and the circus.

    Winter 2014