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A Book Written and Edited by Mount Professors Receives Honors

where justice and mercy meet Emmitsburg, Maryland – A book written and edited by two Mount St. Mary’s University professors recently earned honors by the Catholic Press Association and the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP).

Where Justice and Mercy Meet earned first place in the Faithful Citizenship category in the 2014 Catholic Press and Book Awards and third place in ACP’s 2014 Excellence in Publishing Awards – Theology category. The Mount’s Trudy Conway Ph.D., professor of philosophy, and David McCarthy Ph.D., professor of theology. Wrote and edited the book, along with Vicki Schieber of the Catholic Mobilizing Network.

Where Justice and Mercy Meet offers readers new insight into the debate concerning capital punishment; provides revealing information about methods of execution; and explores national and international trends and movements related to the death penalty. The book also addresses how the death penalty has been intertwined with racism, the high percentage of the mentally disabled on death row, and how the death penalty disproportionately affects the poor.

Other Mount contributors in the publication included:

Amanda Beal, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science
Sr. Mary Kate Birge, associate professor of theology
Kurt Blaugher, Ph.D., associate professor of visual and performing arts
Richard Buck, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy
David Cloutier, Ph.D., associate professor of theology
Rev. James Donohue, professor of theology
Kim Hansen, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology
Patricia Lester, Mount class of 2011
Dominique Nguyen, Mount class of 2014
Thomas Powell, Ph.D., University President
Timothy Wolfe, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology

The ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards recognize the best in Catholic publishing and were presented at the Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit on May 28, in St. Charles, Illinois.


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