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Orbis Books

Orbis Books, is an American imprint of the Maryknoll order. It has been a small but influential publisher of liberation theology works. It was founded by Nicaraguan Maryknoll priest Miguel D'Escoto with Philip J. Scharper in 1970. Its editor-in-chief is Robert Ellsberg.

Orbis Books
Parent company Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Founded 1970
Founder Miguel D'Escoto and Philip J. Scharper
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Maryknoll, New York
Distribution self-disributed (US)
Novalis (Canada)
Alban Books (UK)
Garratt Publishing (Australia)
Claretian Communications (Philippines)
St. Paul's India (India)
Pleroma Christian Supplies (New Zealand)
KCBS (Korea)[1]
Key people Robert Ellsberg, Publisher
Official website

Major worksEdit

It was the first to publish Gustavo Gutiérrez's A Theology of Liberation in the United States. It also published Ernesto Cardenal's The Gospel in Solentiname, and Richard Millett's Guardians of the Dynasty, a study of Nicaragua's National Guard. In 1976, they became the first publisher of future anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak. It published Sebastian Kappen's Jesus and Freedom in 1977. In the 1980s, they carried titles by Daniel Berrigan and Phillip Berryman. Later authors include Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide, South African missiologist David Bosch and 2007 Catholic Press Association prize winner Jens Söring.[2] Orbis also published Walter Wink's Peace is the Way, an anthology of writings on nonviolence by the US branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.[3]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "international-distributors". Retrieved 2017-12-05. 
  2. ^ Jens Soering: The Convict Christ: What the Gospel Says About Criminal Justice book review
  3. ^ Dan Buchanan, "Peace is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation (Review)". Sojourners Magazine. January 1, 2001