The Catholic University of America Press recently announced that it has taken over the distribution responsibilities for the volumes published by Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University. Sapientia Press publishes a series of theological texts, Introduction to Catholic Doctrine, and a broader series, Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy. The Faith and Reason series includes a number of important and substantial works in Thomistic Philosophy and Theology, including: Steven Long’s The Teological Grammar of the Moral Act, Lawrence Feingold’s The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters; Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.; Surnaturel: A Controversy at the Heart of Twentieth-Century Thomistic Thought edited by Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P.; two volumes by Fr. Gilles Emery, O.P.; two volumes by Bishop Charles Morerod, O.P.; and a collection of essays by the late Fr. Benedict Ashley, O.P., The Ashley Reader: Redeeming Reason.
The press release issued by CUA Press reads as follows:
This spring CUA Press will become the distributer for titles published by Sapientia Press, the academic publishing house of Ave Maria University.
As a publisher of books aimed at enhancing and promoting Catholic scholarship, Sapientia Press and CUA Press have similar missions.
“We are delighted to take on the distribution functions for Sapientia Press. Their books —including titles by such well-known authors as Cardinal Avery Dulles and Alice von Hildebrand — show the same commitment to high-quality scholarship and are in the same subject areas as those of the CUA Press,” said Trevor Lipscombe, director of CUA Press.
“We look forward to disseminating Sapientia titles worldwide, enabling them to reach new audiences and thus increase their role in the New Evangelization.”
In explaining the advantages of partnering with other academic presses in this way, Brian Roach, marketing manager for CUA Press says, “we have a similar distribution agreement with two other presses — the American Maritain Association and the Institute for Psychological Sciences.
“With worldwide distribution and independent sales reps as well as a continually expanding presence in the digital space, CUA Press is well positioned to publicize and promote the valuable scholarship produced by these smaller presses, and give them entrée to markets that they would have trouble entering on their own.”
Created in 1939, CUA Press is Catholic University’s academic publishing house and a founding member of the Association of American University Presses. It publishes scholarly works and serious studies of general interest in history (ecclesiastical and secular), literature and languages, philosophy, political theory, and theology. The press publishes 40 new titles annually and is widely recognized for the publication of the Fathers of the Church series.