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Wisdom Commentary volume published by Liturgical Press wins book of the year at 2019 Association of Catholic Publishers Awards

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — Liturgical Press is honored to be publisher of the book of the year award recipient, the Proverbs volume from the Wisdom Commentary series by Alice Ogden Bellis, from Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) 2019 Excellence in Publishing Awards which recognizes the best in Catholic publishing.

“It is a great delight to have Alice Ogden Bellis’ work on Proverbs receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Barbara E. Reid, OP, general editor of the Wisdom Commentary series and professor of New Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. “As a leading feminist biblical scholar for many decades, we are so honored to have her among the distinguished authors for Wisdom Commentary series. Her groundbreaking reading of Proverbs opens new possibilities for understanding and appropriating them in a complex world in which inequities persist.”

Bellis is an ordained minister and professor of Hebrew Bible at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C.

The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The fifty-eight-volume collection makes the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all.

This winning title and the other volumes from the Wisdom Commentary series are available from your favorite bookstore or directly from Liturgical Press. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

About the Wisdom Commentary series:
Launched in 2015, the Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The fifty-eight-volume collection is led by general editor Barbara E. Reid, OP, in consultation with Athalya Brenner-Idan and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, and a team of editors making the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all. The aim of this commentary is to provide feminist interpretation of every section of the Bible, in serious, scholarly engagement with the whole text from a feminist perspective. A central concern is how the text is heard and understood by men and women today. At the same time, this commentary aims to be faithful to the ancient text. To see which volumes are currently available, and who is contributing to this ground-breaking series, visit wisdomcommentary.org.

About Liturgical Press:
Located at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press began publishing for the Church in 1926. Our staff is committed to providing religious and spiritual resources of the highest relevance and quality to Catholic parishes and individuals and to the academic community. Our imprints and publications include Liturgical Press Books, Liturgical Press Academic, Cistercian Publications, The Saint John’s Bible, Little Rock Scripture Study, and Give Us This Day.

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