Benedictine Professor Zia Publishes New Book on Fulton Sheen | Benedictine College

Benedictine Professor Zia Publishes New Book on Fulton Sheen

Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mark J. Zia, S.T.D., Associate Professor of Theology & Director of Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., has published his third book, The Enduring Faith and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen (ISBN: 978-1-61636-943-9).  The book, published by Servant Books, was released in August and is available in numerous locations, including Amazon and Walmart.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was a very popular and influential religious leader in the twentieth century who was known as a master communicator. In his latest book, Zia helps readers better grasp his “big picture” teachings about the faith. The result will be a greater appreciation of what it means to be Catholic and a more fervent desire to grow in holiness.

"I am grateful to Mark Zia for presenting the teachings of Fulton Sheen in a way that will enrich the lives of all those seeking truth and trying to understand the challenging times we live in,” said Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., vice-postulator for the cause for canonization of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, in the forward.

The book is published with the permission of Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, within which the college falls. The permission to publish is a declaration that the book is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error.

Zia has a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, and an undergraduate degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He is married and the father of seven children. In addition to his work at the college, he travels around the country instructing candidates for ordination to the permanent diaconate.

His first two books are:

What Are They Saying About Biblical Inspiration (Paulist Press, 2011)

The Faith Understood: An Introduction to Catholic Theology (Emmaus Road Press, June 2013)

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.