Ignatius Press

For more than 25 years, Ignatius Press, a Roman Catholic publishing house based in San Francisco, has produced hundreds of works of theology, spirituality, philosophy, history, apologetics, fiction, catechesis, and biography.Ignatius

Press began in a very small way, fueled by Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio’s desire to provide quality English translations of significant theological works. He was joined in 1978 by a group of lay men and women who shared his vision and passion, many of whom remain with Ignatius Press today, working from a small frame house on a San Francisco hill.

The first books were published in 1980 by Thomson-Shore: Woman in the Church by Louis Bouyer, and Heart of the World by Hans Urs von Balthasar. Twenty-five years later, these two books have been joined by hundreds of other titles, many the most authoritative in their fields and most printed by Thomson-Shore.

Ignatius Press continues to publish translations of eminent European theologians, such as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Henri de Lubac as well as works by John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton.

New books cover not just theological matters, but world issues and culture. Movies, books on tape, and CDs are now available. Ignatius Press also hosts a website, IgnatiusInsight.com and publishes two magazines, Catholic World Report and Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

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