- Not to be confused with Orbis Publishing.
|Parent company||Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers|
|Founder||Miguel D'Escoto and Philip J. Scharper|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Maryknoll, New York|
|Key people||Robert Ellsberg, Publisher|
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.
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.
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