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Items in Philosophy, Psychology or Religion that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • The Americanization of narcissism / Elizabeth Lunbeck
    BF 575 N35 L86 2014eb
    American social critics in the 1970s seized on narcissism as the sickness of the age. But they missed the psychoanalytic breakthrough that championed it as the wellspring of ambition, creativity, and empathy. Elizabeth Lunbeck's history opens a new view on the central questions faced by the self struggling amid the crosscurrents of modernity.

  • Diffused religion : beyond secularization / Roberto Cipriani

  • Lin Yutang and China's search for modern rebirth / Qian Suoqiao

  • Conceiving Nature after Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel The Philosopher's Guide to the Universe

  • Issues in science and theology are we special?: human uniqueness in science and theology / Michael Fuller, Dirk Evers, Anne Runehov, Knut-Willy Sæther, editors

  • Real fourdimensionalism an essay in the ontology of persistence and mind / Ludwig Jaskolla

  • The Chinese philosophy of fate / Yixia Wei

  • The Palgrave handbook of mimetic theory and religion / James Alison, Wolfgang Palaver, editors

  • The Palgrave handbook of the afterlife Yujin Nagasawa, Benjamin Matheson, editors

  • Orthodox Christian renewal movements in Eastern Europe / edited by Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, Radmila Radić

  • Confucianism and the Chinese self re-examining Max Weber's China / Jack Barbalet

  • Female leaders in new religious movements Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen, Christian Giudice, editors

  • The care of the self in early Christian texts Deborah Niederer Saxon

  • Animals in Tillich's philosophical theology / Abbey-Anne Smith

    This book explores how Paul Tillich's systematic theology, focusing on the concepts of being and reason can benefit nonhuman animals, while also analysing how taking proper account of nonhuman animals can prove immensely beneficial. The author first explains the body of Tillich's system, examining reason and revelation, life and the spirit, and history and the kingdom of God. The second section undertakes a critical analysis of Tillichian concepts and their adequacy in relation to nonhuman animals, addressing topics such as Tillich's concept of 'technical reason' and the multidimensional unity of life. The author concludes by discussing the positive concepts in Tillich's systematic theology with respect to nonhuman animals and creation, including the concept of universal salvation and Tillich's interpretation of nonhuman animals and the Fall in Genesis.

  • Intersectionality, class and migration narratives of Iranian women migrants in the U.K. / Mastoureh Fathi

  • Muslim history and social theory : a global sociology of modernity / Dietrich Jung

  • Social trauma and telecinematic memory imagining the Turkish nation since the 1980 Coup / Pelin Başci

  • Testing coherence in narrative film Katerina Virvidaki

  • Islam on YouTube : online debates, protests, and extremism / Ahmed Al-Rawi

  • Daoism in early China : Huang-Lao thought in light of excavated texts / Feng Cao

  • Anglicans, dissenters and radical change in early New England 1686-1786 James B. Bell

  • Interfaith education for all : theoretical perspectives and best practices for transformative action / edited by Duncan R. Wielzen and Ina Ter Avest

  • Perspectives on the Experience of Sudden, Unexpected Child Death : the Very Worst Thing? / Denise Turner

  • Self-Censorship in Contexts of Conflict : Theory and Research / Daniel Bar-Tal, Rafi Nets-Zehngut, Keren Sharvit

  • A Fast Road to the Study of Emotions : an introduction / Arne Vikan

  • Remembering as reparation : psychoanalysis and historical memory / Karl Figlio
    Below we have provided very simple written essay and speech on the Mahatma Gandhi, a person who would always live in the heart of everyone. Every kid and children of the India know him by the name of Bapu or Father of the Nation. Using this you can help your kids and school going children to write essay or recite speech on the Mahatma Gandhi in their school

  • Emancipatory and Participatory Methodologies in Peace, Critical, and Community Psychology / Mohamed Seedat, Shahnaaz Suffla, Daniel J. Christie, editors

  • The storied nature of human life : the life and work of Theodore R. Sarbin / Karl E. Scheibe, Frank J. Barrett
    This book explores Theodore Sarbin's life and work, and includes 10 of Sarbin's publications from the last two decades of his life. Theodore R. Sarbin had a career in psychology that spanned 70 years, establishing a place for social role theory in contemporary psychology and making major contributions to understandings of hypnosis, psychopathology, criminal behaviour, and imagination. This book amplifies the voice and influence of one of the most significant critical thinkers in psychology of the last century. The book serves as a commentary on changes now taking place in contemporary psychology; it is historically informed and yet focused on the future of psychological theory and practice. The book will be of great interest to psychologists, philosophers and social scientists.

  • Handbook of social behavior and skills in children / Johnny L. Matson, editor

  • Informational environments : effects of use, effective designs / Jürgen Buder, Friedrich W. Hesse, editors

  • Leader development deconstructed / Matthew G. Clark, Craig W. Gruber, editors

  • The law of desire : on Lacan's 'Kant with Sade' / Dany Nobus

  • Doing poetic inquiry / Helen Owton

  • Dialogues at the edge of American psychological discourse : critical and theoretical perspectives / Heather Macdonald, David Goodman, Brian Becker, editors
    BF 21 D53 2017eb
    Below we have provided very simple written essay and speech on the Mahatma Gandhi, a person who would always live in the heart of everyone. Every kid and children of the India know him by the name of Bapu or Father of the Nation. Using this you can help your kids and school going children to write essay or recite speech on the Mahatma Gandhi in their school

  • Early evolution of human memory : great apes, tool-making, and cognition / Héctor M. Manrique, Michael J. Walker
    BF 311 M36 2017eb

  • The structural trauma of western culture : toward the end of humanity / Yochai Ataria ; translated by Donna Bossin

  • Boundary objects and beyond : working with Leigh Star / edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke, and Ellen Balka
    BD 175 B675 2015eb

  • System : the shaping of modern knowledge / Clifford Siskin
    BD 255 S57 2016eb

    A system can describe what we see (the solar system), operate a computer (Windows 10), or be made on a page (the fourteen engineered lines of a sonnet). In this book, Clifford Siskin shows that system is best understood as a genre -- a form that works physically in the world to mediate our efforts to understand it. Indeed, many Enlightenment authors published works they called "system" to compete with the essay and the treatise. Drawing on the history of system from Galileo's "message from the stars" and Newton's "system of the world" to today's "computational universe," Siskin illuminates the role that the genre of system has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge.

    Previous engagements with systems have involved making them, using them, or imagining better ones. Siskin offers an innovative perspective by investigating system itself. He considers the past and present, moving from the "system of the world" to "a world full of systems." He traces the turn to system in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and describes this primary form of Enlightenment as a mediator of political, cultural, and social modernity -- pointing to the moment when people began to "blame the system" for working both too well ("you can't beat the system") and not well enough (it always seems to "break down"). Throughout, his touchstones are: what system is and how it has changed; how it has mediated knowledge; and how it has worked in the world.

  • The rationality quotient : toward a test of rational thinking / Keith E. Stanovich, Richard F. West, and Maggie E. Toplak
    BF 442 S728 2016eb

    Why are we surprised when smart people act foolishly? Smart people do foolish things all the time. Misjudgments and bad decisions by highly educated bankers and money managers, for example, brought us the financial crisis of 2008. Smart people do foolish things because intelligence is not the same as the capacity for rational thinking. The Rationality Quotient explains that these two traits, often (and incorrectly) thought of as one, refer to different cognitive functions. The standard IQ test, the authors argue, doesn't measure any of the broad components of rationality -- adaptive responding, good judgment, and good decision making.

    The authors show that rational thinking, like intelligence, is a measurable cognitive competence. Drawing on theoretical work and empirical research from the last two decades, they present the first prototype for an assessment of rational thinking analogous to the IQ test: the CART (Comprehensive Assessment of Rational Thinking).

    The authors describe the theoretical underpinnings of the CART, distinguishing the algorithmic mind from the reflective mind. They discuss the logic of the tasks used to measure cognitive biases, and they develop a unique typology of thinking errors. The Rationality Quotient explains the components of rational thought assessed by the CART, including probabilistic and scientific reasoning; the avoidance of "miserly" information processing; and the knowledge structures needed for rational thinking. Finally, the authors discuss studies of the CART and the social and practical implications of such a test. An appendix offers sample items from the test.

  • Common sense, the Turing Test, and the quest for real AI / Hector J. Levesque
    BF 441 L483 2017eb

    What can artificial intelligence teach us about the mind? If AI's underlying concept is that thinking is a computational process, then how can computation illuminate thinking? It's a timely question. AI is all the rage, and the buzziest AI buzz surrounds adaptive machine learning : computer systems that learn intelligent behavior from massive amounts of data. This is what powers a driverless car, for example. In this book, Hector Levesque shifts the conversation to "good old fashioned artificial intelligence," which is based not on heaps of data but on understanding commonsense intelligence. This kind of artificial intelligence is equipped to handle situations that depart from previous patterns -- as we do in real life, when, for example, we encounter a washed-out bridge or when the barista informs us there's no more soy milk.

    Levesque considers the role of language in learning. He argues that a computer program that passes the famous Turing Test could be a mindless zombie, and he proposes another way to test for intelligence -- the Winograd Schema Test, developed by Levesque and his colleagues. "If our goal is to understand intelligent behavior, we had better understand the difference between making it and faking it," he observes. He identifies a possible mechanism behind common sense and the capacity to call on background knowledge: the ability to represent objects of thought symbolically. As AI migrates more and more into everyday life, we should worry if systems without common sense are making decisions where common sense is needed.

  • Under siege : religious freedom and the church in Canada at 150 (1867-2017) / Don Hutchinson
    BR 575 H88 2017

    Writing from the perspective of a student of life, history, law,
    politics, and theology, Don Hutchinson draws on all of these areas in
    Under Siege to offer perceptive insight into the Christian
    Church of today's Canada. The reader will receive the benefit of his
    thirty years of church leadership, Christian witness, constitutional
    law, and public policy experience to gain a practical understanding
    of how we, the Church, may cast the deciding votes on the future of
    Christianity in our constitutionally guaranteed "free and democratic

    How did we get here? What happened to "Christian" Canada? Do we
    not have Charter rights like everyone else? What does the
    Bible say?

    Many Christians sense that an advancing secularism is trying to
    force upon Canadians a culture in which faith is meant to be private.
    Hutchinson presents historic, legal, and theological grounds for us
    not to hide our faith in stained-glass closets, but instead to enter
    Canada's contested public space with confidence. Together as
    individual Christians, congregations, denominations, and para-
    congregational ministries, we are the Church in Canada. And together
    we have the capacity to impact the nation for God's good, the good of
    our neighbours, and the good of ourselves. Will we?

  • The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century philosophy. edited by Knud Haakonssen
    B 802 C36 2008eb

  • The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century philosophy. edited by Knud Haakonssen
    B 802 C36 2006eb

  • World Christianities c. 1914-c. 2000 / edited by Hugh McLeod
    BR 477 W87 2006eb

  • Reform and expansion, 1500-1660 / edited by R. Po-chia Hsia
    BR 305.3 R4 2007eb

  • Christianity in Western Europe c. 1100-c. 1500 / edited by Miri Rubin and Walter Simons
    BR 252 C475 2009eb

  • Eastern Christianity / edited by Michael Angold
    BX 290 E27 2006eb

  • Early medieval christianities, c. 600-c. 1100 / edited by Thomas F.X. Noble, Julia M.H. Smith ; assistant editor, Roberta A. Baranowski
    BR 252 E27 2008eb

  • Origins to Constantine / edited by Margaret M. Mitchell and Frances M. Young ; assistant editor, K. Scott Bowie
    BR 165 O66 2006eb

  • Enlightenment, reawakening and revolution, 1660-1815 / editors, Stewart J. Brown and Timothy Tackett
    BR 450 E55 2006eb

  • World Christianities, c.1815-c.1914 / edited by Sheridan Gilley and Brian Stanley
    BR 477 W87 2006eb

  • Constantine to c. 600 / edited by Augustine Casiday and Frederick W. Norris
    BR 200 C66 2007eb

  • Peak performance : elevate your game, avoid burnout, and thrive with the new science of success / Brad Stulberg ; Steve Magness
    BF 637 S4 S848 2017

    "A transfixing book on how to sustain peak performance and avoid burnout" -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take

    "An essential playbook for success, happiness, and getting the most out of ourselves." -- Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution

    "I doubt anyone can read Peak Performance without itching to apply something to their own lives." -- David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Sports Gene

    A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance , Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and writer who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how you can achieve your best.

    The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities -- from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic -- with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which you can learn how to enhance your performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity; and developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose.

    In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches you on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.

  • Anatomy of a seance : a history of spirit communication in central Canada / Stan McMullin
    BF1242.C2 M36 2004eb

  • A letter concerning toleration / by John Locke ; translated by William Popple
    BR 1610 L8 2011
    An Unabridged Edition with footnotes to include the 'Farewell' and a Chronology of the Author at Book's End.

  • Sufism : a new history of Islamic mysticism / Alexander Knysh
    BP 189 K695 2017

    A pathbreaking history of Sufism, from the earliest centuries of Islam to the present

    After centuries as the most important ascetic-mystical strand of Islam, Sufism saw a sharp decline in the twentieth century, only to experience a stunning revival in recent decades. In this comprehensive new history of Sufism from the earliest centuries of Islam to today, Alexander Knysh, a leading expert on the subject, reveals the tradition in all its richness.

    Knysh explores how Sufism has been viewed by both insiders and outsiders since its inception. He examines the key aspects of Sufism, from definitions and discourses to leadership, institutions, and practices. He devotes special attention to Sufi approaches to the Qur'an, drawing parallels with similar uses of scripture in Judaism and Christianity. He traces how Sufism grew from a set of simple moral-ethical precepts into a sophisticated tradition with professional Sufi masters ( shaykhs ) who became powerful players in Muslim public life but whose authority was challenged by those advocating the equality of all Muslims before God. Knysh also examines the roots of the ongoing conflict between the Sufis and their fundamentalist critics, the Salafis--a major fact of Muslim life today.

    Based on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Sufism is an indispensable account of a vital aspect of Islam.

  • Pain, pleasure, and the greater good : from the Panopticon to the Skinner box and beyond / Cathy Gere
    B 843 G46 2017
    How should we weigh the costs and benefits of scientific research on humans? Is it right that a small group of people should suffer in order that a larger number can live better, healthier lives? Or is an individual truly sovereign, unable to be plotted as part of such a calculation?

    These are questions that have bedeviled scientists, doctors, and ethicists for decades, and in Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good , Cathy Gere presents the gripping story of how we have addressed them over time. Today, we are horrified at the idea that a medical experiment could be performed on someone without consent. But, as Gere shows, that represents a relatively recent shift: for more than two centuries, from the birth of utilitarianism in the eighteenth century, the doctrine of the greater good held sway. If a researcher believed his work would benefit humanity, then inflicting pain, or even death, on unwitting or captive subjects was considered ethically acceptable. It was only in the wake of World War II, and the revelations of Nazi medical atrocities, that public and medical opinion began to change, culminating in the National Research Act of 1974, which mandated informed consent. Showing that utilitarianism is based in the idea that humans are motivated only by pain and pleasure, Gere cautions that that greater good thinking is on the upswing again today and that the lesson of history is in imminent danger of being lost.

    Rooted in the experiences of real people, and with major consequences for how we think about ourselves and our rights, Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good is a dazzling, ambitious history.

  • The new cosmic story : inside our awakening universe / John F. Haught
    BL 240.3 H383 2017
    A foremost thinker on science and religion argues that an adequate understanding of cosmic history requires attention to the emergence of interiority, including religious aspiration

    Over the past two centuries scientific advances have made it clear that the universe is a story still unfolding. In this thought-provoking book, John F. Haught considers the deeper implications of this discovery. He contends that many others who have written books on life and the universe--including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Dawkins--have overlooked a crucial aspect of cosmic history: the drama of life's awakening to interiority and religious awareness. Science may illuminate the outside story of the universe, but a full telling of the cosmic story cannot ignore the inside development that interiority represents.

    Haught addresses two primary questions: what does the arrival of religion tell us about the universe, and what does our understanding of the cosmos as an unfinished drama tell us about religion? The history of religion may be ambiguous and sometimes even barbarous, he asserts, but its role in the story of cosmic emergence and awakening must be taken into account.

  • Philosophical foundations for a Christian worldview / J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig
    BR 100 M68 2017
    Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion AwardWinner of an Award of Excellence in the 2003 Chicago Book ClinicWhat is real?What is truth?What can we know?What should we believe?What should we do and why?Is there a God?Can we know him?Do Christian doctrines make sense?Can we believe in God in the face of evil?These are fundamental questions that any thinking person wants answers to. These are questions that philosophy addresses. And the answers we give to these kinds of questions serve as the the foundation stones for consrtucting any kind of worldview.In Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig offer a comprehensive introduction to philosophy from a Christian perspective. In their broad sweep they seek to introduce readers to the principal subdisciplines of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and philosophy of religion. They do so with characteristic clarity and incisiveness. Arguments are clearly outlined, and rival theories are presented with fairness and accuracy.Philosophy, they contend, aids Christians in the tasks of apologetics, polemics and systematic theology. It reflects our having been made in the image of God, helps us to extend biblical teaching into areas not expressly addressed in Scripture, facilitates the spiritual discipline of study, enhances the boldness and self-image of the Christian community, and is requisite to the essential task of integrating faith and learning.Here is a lively and thorough introduction to philosophy for all who want to know reality.

  • Mercy / edited by Lisa Cahill, Diego Irarrazaval and João Vila-Chã
    BV 4647 M4 M47 2017

  • Self-control to the rescue! : super powers to help kids through the tough stuff in everyday life / Lauren Brukner ; Illustrated by Apsley,
    BF 723 S25 B778 2017

    The self-control super hero is back! This time, they've come prepared with simple strategies to tackle the difficult emotions and challenges of everyday life. From the morning routine to making friends at recess, paying attention in class and getting a good night's sleep, this guide will help children stay on track and save the day!

    Focussing on specific times of the day that present particular challenges, the book uses illustrations and simple language to describe breathing exercises, stretching, and visualization techniques to help children aged 4-7 keep calm and in control. Suitable for all children, but especially those with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties, this is an accessible guide with extra tips and resources for parents, educators or therapists.

  • Peace / Wendy Anderson Halperin
    B 105 P4 H35 2013
    This lavish and lyrical picture book based on the Tao Te Ching ponders the eternal question: How can we bring peace to the world?

    Radiating tenderness and reflecting the influence of eastern philosophies, a compilation of exquisite illustrations and wisely chosen words reveals the heart of where peace truly must originate: within ourselves. The beautifully intricate artwork, with tiny, precisely rendered details of life across the globe, complements the spare and powerful text that includes quotations from famous peacemakers. And with each reading, you'll find something else to notice--such as the visual storylines that subtly play out across the pages.

    Poetic and soothing, Peace is a masterful exploration of the true path to world peace and serves as a perfect springboard to discussions about bullying, conflict resolution, and right actions.

  • Passover / written by Grace Jones ; designed by Matt Rumbelow
    BM 695 P3 J66 2016
    Covers Judaism, the story of Passover, cleaning the house, festive food, the Seder, and more.

  • My book of feelings / Tracey Ross ; illustrated by Rosy Salaman
    BF 723 E6 R67 2017

    Even though you can't see them, we all have feelings.

    Some feelings are fluffy and make us feel good. Some are sharp and make us unhappy. Sometimes we have fluffy and sharp feelings at the same time! It's ok to have different types of feelings, but there are some things we can do to let the sharp feelings out when they get too big, or when we have too many.

    This picture book is ideal for children ages 5 and above to help them understand why they might experience different emotions, and what they can do to help them manage their emotions in a positive way. Written in simple language, this book will be an excellent tool for any child who finds it difficult to understand their emotions, particularly those with attachment difficulties, or a learning or developmental disability.

  • Eid al-Adha / written by Grace Jones
    BP 186.6 J66 2017
    Covers Islam, the story of Eid al-Adha, The Hajj, prayer and worship, gifts and charity, festive food, and more.

  • A child's first book of prayers / Deloris M. Jordan ; illustrated by Shadra Strickland
    BV 265 J87 2010
    From the coauthor of Salt in His Shoes Deloris Jordan comes a comforting book of prayers collected from faiths and cultures all over the world.

    From cultures and countries near and far, this collection of more than twenty poems and prayers selected especially to share with children affirms the wonder and beauty of all things great and small in our world. Whether it be the flowers in spring, the wind and the rain, the wide sunset sky or friends and family who we hold dear, there are many reasons to give thanks for the world we live in.

  • The lost history of Christianity : the thousand-year golden age of the church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia- and how it died / Philip Jenkins
    BR 165 J52 2008
    "Jenkins is one ofAmerica's top religious scholars."
    -- Forbes magazine

    The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled "The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died," it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped bothAsiaand Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded.

  • The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust / Ion Popa
    BX 693 P67 2017

    In 1930, about 750,000 Jews called Romania home. At the end of World War II, approximately half of them survived. Only recently, after the fall of Communism, have details of the history of the Holocaust in Romania come to light. Ion Popa explores this history by scrutinizing the role of the Romanian Orthodox Church from 1938 to the present day. Popa unveils and questions whitewashing myths that concealed the Church's role in supporting official antisemitic policies of the Romanian government. He analyzes the Church's relationship with the Jewish community in Romania and Judaism in general, as well as with the state of Israel, and discusses the extent to which the Church recognizes its part in the persecution and destruction of Romanian Jews. Popa's highly original analysis illuminates how the Church responded to accusations regarding its involvement in the Holocaust, the part it played in buttressing the wall of Holocaust denial, and how Holocaust memory has been shaped in Romania today.

  • Hannah's child : a theologian's memoir / Stanley Hauerwas
    BX 4827 H34 A3 2010
    A loving, hard-working, godly couple has long been denied a family of their own. Finally, the wife makes a deal with God: if he blesses her with a child, she will dedicate that child to God's service. The result of that prayer was the birth of an influential -- some say prophetic -- voice. Surprisingly, this is not the biblical story of Samuel but the account of Stanley Hauerwas, one of today's leading theologians in the church and the academy. The story of Hauerwas's journey into Christian discipleship is captivating and inspiring. With genuine humility, he describes his intellectual struggles with faith, how he has dealt with the complex reality of marriage to a mentally ill partner, and the gift of friendships that have influenced his character. Throughout the narrative shines Hauerwas's conviction that the tale of his life is worth telling only because of the greater Christian story providing foundation and direction for his own.

  • The New Testament : a translation / David Bentley Hart
    BS 2095 H86 2017
    From one of our most celebrated writers on religion comes this fresh, bold, and unsettling new translation of the New Testament

    David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of "etsi doctrina non daretur," "as if doctrine is not given." Reproducing the texts' often fragmentary formulations without augmentation or correction, he has produced a pitilessly literal translation, one that captures the texts' impenetrability and unfinished quality while awakening readers to an uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers.

    The early Christians' sometimes raw, astonished, and halting prose challenges the idea that the New Testament affirms the kind of people we are. Hart reminds us that they were a company of extremists, radical in their rejection of the values and priorities of society not only at its most degenerate, but often at its most reasonable and decent. "To live as the New Testament language requires," he writes, "Christians would have to become strangers and sojourners on the earth, to have here no enduring city, to belong to a Kingdom truly not of this world. And we surely cannot do that, can we?"

  • God and government : Martin Luther's political thought / Jarrett A. Carty
    BR 333.5 P6 C37 2017
    Martin Luther (1483-1546) famously began the Reformation, a movement that shook Europe with religious schism and social upheaval. While his Ninety-Five Theses and other theological works have received centuries of scrutiny and recognition, his political writings have traditionally been dismissed as inconsistent or incoherent. God and Government focuses on Luther's interpretations of theology and the Bible, the historical context of the Reformation, and a wide range of writings that have been misread or misappropriated. Re-contextualizing and clarifying Luther's political ideas, Jarrett Carty contends that the political writings are best understood through Luther's "two kingdoms" teaching, in which human beings are at once subjects of a spiritual inner kingdom, and another temporal outer kingdom. Focusing on Luther's interpretations of theology and the Bible, the historical context of the Reformation, and a wide range of writings that have been misread or ignored, Carty traces how Luther applied political theories to the most difficult challenges of the Reformation, such as the Peasants' War of 1525 and the Protestant resistance against the Holy Roman Empire, as well as social changes and educational reforms. The book further compares Luther's political thought to that of Protestant and Catholic political reformers of the sixteenth century. Intersecting scholarship from political theory, religious studies, history, and theology, God and Government offers a comprehensive look at Martin Luther's political thought across his career and writings.

  • Blood for thought : the reinvention of sacrifice in early rabbinic literature / Mira Balberg
    BM 715 B35 2017
    Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg traces and analyzes the ways in which the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of biblical sacrifices, reinventing them as a site through which to negotiate intellectual, cultural, and religious trends and practices in their surrounding world. Rather than viewing the rabbinic project as an attempt to generate a nonsacrificial version of Judaism, she argues that the rabbis developed a new sacrificial Jewish tradition altogether, consisting of not merely substitutes to sacrifice but elaborate practical manuals that redefined the processes themselves, radically transforming the meanings of sacrifice, its efficacy, and its value.

  • The Church of the East : an illustrated history of Assyrian Christianity / Christoph Baumer ; translated by Miranda G. Henry
    BX 153.3 B385 2016
    The so-called 'Nestorian' Church (officially known as the Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East, with its See in Baghdad) was one of the most significant Christian communities to develop east of the Roman Empire. In its heyday the Church had 8 million adherents and stretched from the Mediterranean to China. Christoph Baumer is one of the very few Westerners to have visited many of the most important Assyrian sites and has written the only comprehensive history of the Church, which now fights for survival in its country of origin, Iraq, and is almost forgotten in the West. He narrates its rich and colorful trajectory, from its apostolic beginnings to the present day, and discusses the Church's theology, christology, and uniquely vigorous spirituality. He analyzes the Church's turbulent relationship with other Christian chuches and its dialogue with neighboring world religions such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism. Richly illustrated with maps and over 150 full-color photographs, the book will be essential reading for those interested in a fascinating, but neglected Christian community which has profoundly shaped the history of civilization in both East and West.

  • Islamophobia and the politics of empire / Deepa Kumar
    BP 52 I8543 2012
    In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a War on Terror' ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or 'Islamophobia'. However, 9/11 did not create Islamophobia, an idea that has become the handmaiden of imperialism. Islamophobia examines the current backlash within the context of anti-Islamic origins, in the historic relationship between East and West.'

  • Martin Luther : renegade and prophet / Lyndal Roper
    BR 325 R746 2016
    From "one of the best of the new [Martin Luther] biographers" ( The New Yorker ), a portrait of the complicated founding father of the Protestant Reformation, whose intellectual assault on Catholicism transformed Christianity and changed the course of world history.

    "Magnificent."-- The Wall Street Journal
    "Penetrating."-- The New York Times Book Review
    "Smart, accessible, authoritative."--Hilary Mantel

    On October 31, 1517, so the story goes, a shy monk named Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper to the door of the Castle Church in the university town of Wittenberg. The ideas contained in these Ninety-five Theses, which boldly challenged the Catholic Church, spread like wildfire. Within two months, they were known all over Germany. So powerful were Martin Luther's broadsides against papal authority that they polarized a continent and tore apart the very foundation of Western Christendom. Luther's ideas inspired upheavals whose consequences we live with today.

    But who was the man behind the Ninety-five Theses? Lyndal Roper's magisterial new biography goes beyond Luther's theology to investigate the inner life of the religious reformer who has been called "the last medieval man and the first modern one." Here is a full-blooded portrait of a revolutionary thinker who was, at his core, deeply flawed and full of contradictions. Luther was a brilliant writer whose biblical translations had a lasting impact on the German language. Yet he was also a strident fundamentalist whose scathing rhetorical attacks threatened to alienate those he might persuade. He had a colorful, even impish personality, and when he left the monastery to get married ("to spite the Devil," he explained), he wooed and wed an ex-nun. But he had an ugly side too. When German peasants rose up against the nobility, Luther urged the aristocracy to slaughter them. He was a ferocious anti-Semite and a virulent misogynist, even as he argued for liberated human sexuality within marriage.

    A distinguished historian of early modern Europe, Lyndal Roper looks deep inside the heart of this singularly complex figure. The force of Luther's personality, she argues, had enormous historical effects--both good and ill. By bringing us closer than ever to the man himself, she opens up a new vision of the Reformation and the world it created and draws a fully three-dimensional portrait of its founder.

  • Catholic education in the wake of Vatican II / edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar
    BX 895 C38 2017

    The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), called by Pope John XXIII in 1959, produced sixteen documents that outlined the Church's attempts to meet increasing calls for modernization in the wake of social and cultural changes that were taking place in the twentieth century.

    Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II is the first work dedicated to the effects of the Second Vatican Council on catholic education in various national and cultural contexts. These original pieces, grounded in archival research, explore the social, political, and economic repercussions of Catholic educational changes in Canada, Europe, and South America. The volume provides insightful analysis of many issues including the tensions between Catholicism and Indigenous education in Canada, the secularization of curriculum in the Catholic classroom, Church-State relations and more. The contributors reveal the tensions between doctrinal faith and socio-economic structures of privilege found within the Church and introduces the reader to complex political interactions within the Church itself in the midst of a rapid era of secularization.

  • The meaning of life : a reader / edited by E.D. Klemke, Steven M. Cahn
    BD 431 M4688 2017
    Featuring twenty-five insightful selections by prominent philosophers, literary figures, and religious thinkers, The Meaning of Life serves as an ideal core text for courses on the meaning of life and introduction to philosophy courses where the topic is emphasized. The fourth edition addsselections reflecting Buddhist and Confucian thought and also features a new Part IV on the end of life, raising issues about how our perspectives on death affect our understanding of the meaning of life.

  • I, me, mine : back to Kant, and back again / Béatrice Longuenesse
    B 2799 S37 L66 2017
    Beatrice Longuenesse presents an original exploration of our understanding of ourselves and the way we talk about ourselves. In the first part of the book she discusses contemporary analyses of our use of "I" in language and thought, and compares them to Kant's account of self-consciousness,especially the type of self-consciousness expressed in the proposition "I think." According to many contemporary philosophers, necessarily, any instance of our use of "I" is backed by our consciousness of our own body. For Kant, in contrast, "I think" just expresses our consciousness of beingengaged in bringing rational unity into the contents of our mental states. In the second part of the book, Longuenesse analyzes the details of Kant's view and argues that contemporary discussions in philosophy and psychology stand to benefit from Kant's insights into self-consciousness and the unityof consciousness. The third and final part of the book outlines similarities between Kant's view of the structure of mental life grounding our uses of "I" in "I think" and in the moral "I ought to," on the one hand; and Freud's analysis of the organizations of mental processes he calls "ego" and"superego" on the other hand. Longuenesse argues that Freudian metapsychology offers a path to a naturalization of Kant's transcendental view of the mind. It offers a developmental account of the normative capacities that ground our uses of "I," which Kant thought could not be accounted for withoutappealing to a world of pure intelligences, distinct from the empirical, natural world of physical entities.

  • Disorientation and moral life / Ami Harbin
    BJ 301 H37 2016
    This book is a philosophical exploration of disorientation and its significance for action. Disorientations are human experiences of losing one's bearings, such that life is disrupted and it is not clear how to go on. In the face of life experiences like trauma, grief, illness, migration,education, queer identification, and consciousness raising, individuals can be deeply disoriented. These and other disorientations are not rare. Although disorientations can be common and powerful parts of individuals' lives, they remain uncharacterized by Western philosophers, and overlooked byethicists.Disorientations can paralyze, overwhelm, embitter, and misdirect moral agents, and moral philosophy and motivational psychology have important insights to offer into why this is. More perplexing are the ways disorientations may prompt improved moral action.Ami Harbin draws on first person accounts, philosophical texts, and qualitative and quantitative research to show that in some cases of disorientation, individuals gain new forms of awareness of political complexity and social norms, and new habits of relating to others and an unpredictable morallandscape. She then argues for the moral and political promise of these gains. A major contention of the book is that disorientations have 'non-resolutionary effects': they can help us act without first helping us resolve what to do. In exploring these possibilities, Disorientation and Moral Life contributes to philosophy of emotions, moral philosophy, and political thought from a distinctly feminist perspective. It makes the case for seeing disorientations as having the power to motivate profound and long-term shifts in moraland political action. A feminist re-envisioning of moral psychology provides the framework for understanding how they do so.

  • Everyday sacred : religion in contemporary Quebec / edited by Hillary Kaell
    BL 2530 C3 E94 2017
    Over the last decade there has been ongoing discussion about the place of religion in Qu#65533;b#65533;cois society, particularly following the proposed Charter of Quebec Values in 2013. The essays in Everyday Sacred emerged from this active and often tense period of debate. Revitalizing an awareness of how people encounter, create, and employ religion in everyday life, contributors to this volume explore communities' networks of beliefs, traditions, and relationships. Through broad comparisons beyond the Quebec context, contributors look at African Pentecostal congregations, an Iraqi Jewish community in Montreal, a rural Catholic parish on the Saint Lawrence River, and Tewehikan drumming in Wemotaci. They also examine wayside crosses, places of pilgrimage and devotion, debates on the regulation of the hijab, and the place of Montreal Spiritualists and transhumanists in the religious landscape. Seeking a holistic definition of Qu#65533;b#65533;cois religion, Everyday Sacred considers religious and secular identity, pluralism, the bodily and material aspects of religion, the impact of gender on community and the public sphere, and the rise of hybridity, sociality, and new technologies in transnational and online networks, in order to uncover the transmission of practices and beliefs from one generation to another. Disrupting familiar dichotomies between Catholicism and other religions, "founders" and immigrants, new religious movements and traditional institutions, Everyday Sacred marks the beginning of a sustained conversation on contemporary religion in Quebec, both inside and outside of the province. Contributors include: Emma Anderson (University of Ottawa), Randall Balmer (Dartmouth College), H#65533;l#65533;ne Charron (Universit#65533; Laval), Elysia Guzik (University of Toronto), Laurent J#65533;r#65533;me (Universit#65533; du Qu#65533;bec #65533; Montr#65533;al), Norma B. Joseph (Concordia University), Cory Andrew Labrecque (Universit#65533; Laval), Deirdre Meintel (Universit#65533; de Montr#65533;al), G#65533;raldine Mossi#65533;re (Universit#65533; de Montr#65533;al), Fr#65533;d#65533;ric Parent (Universit#65533; de Qu#65533;bec #65533; Montr#65533;al), Meena Sharify-Funk (Wilfrid Laurier University).
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