2018 WCGS Book Prize winner announced

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Disruptive Power book coverThe Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce the winner of its 2018 Book Prize: Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965written by Michael O'Sullivan and published by the University of Toronto Press.

The book tells the story of Therese Neumann, a Bavarian mystic who developed a cult following that lasted through the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the early years of the Federal Republic. By examining the revival of belief in Catholic miracles and its role in influencing many thinkers, politicians, and other actors, O'Sullivan is able to paint a nuanced and many-sided portrait of the local, religious, social and political history of twentieth-century Germany.

Other titles that earned a spot on this years short list include:

Learn more about the finalists and read the interview with Michael O'Sullivan.


 The Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize was established to recognize first-time authors whose scholarly work provides a substantial contribution to our understanding of any aspect of German-speaking society.

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