Shorter College Professor has Article Published in Columbia Magazine
Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, scholar in residence and associate professor of English at Shorter College, has an article appearing in the April 2008 issue of Columbia, the magazine of the Knights of Columbus organization. The current issue of the magazine includes a three-page article, “Living Out the Truths of His Name,” about the significance of the name of Pope Benedict. The essay is excerpted from Dr. Butcher’s book Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict, which was published by Paraclete Press in 2006. The English edition of Columbia has a circulation of 1.7 million copies, and the publication is also translated into French and Spanish.
In addition, the spring releases by Paraclete Press include the book A Little Daily Wisdom: Christian Women Mystics by Dr. Butcher. This new release is a reissuing of Dr. Butcher’s Incandescence, which was published in 2004 and reprinted in 2005. According to Paraclete Press’ spring catalog, A Little Daily Wisdom allows the reader to “turn to any page in this beautiful collection and discover the wisdom of women mystics down through the ages. …These writers and mystics show a tender, nurturing, forgiving God who is as intimate as our own breath.”
A noted scholar and author, Dr. Butcher earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Shorter College. After study as a Rotary Graduate Scholar at the University of Heidelburg and as a Fulbright Scholar and visiting lecturer at the University of London, she earned a doctorate in medieval studies from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Butcher’s numerous honors include being named the 2006 Georgia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She also received Shorter College’s 2007 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship and was nominated for a 2008 Georgia Author of the Year award in creative non-fiction/history for her Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader, which was published by Paraclete Press in 2007.