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Month: September 2019 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday, September 24

In the past week 26 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

Bugs as drugs: therapeutic microbes for the prevention and treatment of disease /edited by Robert A. Britton, Patrice D. Cani.
This title is a collection of reviews that chart the history, current efforts, and future prospects of using microorganisms to fight disease and improve health. Topics include traditional uses of probiotics, next-generation microbial therapeutics, controlling infectious diseases, and indirect strategies for manipulating the host microbiome. 

Billy Graham: American pilgrim /edited by Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, and Anne Blue Wills.
This title accounts Graham’s contributions in shaping mainstreamed evangelicalism.

Escape from North Korea: a desperate quest for food, love and life /Paul Estabrooks.
This title documents a North Korean family’s journey from life under the regime of the late Kim Jong-Il to freedom and newfound faith in Jesus Christ.

Jesus as philosopher: the moral sage in the Synoptic Gospels /Runar M. Thorsteinsson.
This title examines the possible ways in which the authors of the Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke, were inspired by contemporary philosophical traditions about the ideal philosophical sage in their description of their ideal human being, Jesus Christ.

Microbial transmission /editors, Fernando Baquero, Emilio Bouza, J.A. Gutiérrez-Fuentes, Teresa M. Coque.
This collection of reviews explores transmission not just as an idea in disease but as a fundamental biological process that acts in all domains of nature and exerts its force on disparate size scales, from the micro to the macro, and across units of time as divergent as a single bacterial replication cycle and the entire course of evolution.

Walk away: when the political left turns right /edited by Lee Trepanier, Grant Havers (TWU Faculty Author)
This title examines key twentieth-century philosophers, theologians, and social scientists who began their careers with commitments to the political left only later to reappraise or reject them.

New Titles Tuesday, Sept 17

In the past week 211 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

Accelerators in Silicon Valley: building successful startups /P. Ester.
This title describes how ‘schools of startup entrepreneurship’ operate and empower startups.

All things shining: reading the Western classics to find meaning in a secular age /Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly.
An overview of Western philosophy, this title reveals how society have lost the passionate engagement with the things that gave individuals purpose, and show how, by reading our culture’s classics anew, we can once again be drawn into intense involvement with the wonder and beauty of the world.

Bang Chan: social history of a rural community in Thailand /Lauriston Sharp.
This title traces the changing cultural characteristics of a small Siamese village during the century, and sums up the major findings of a pioneering interdisciplinary research project that began in 1948.

Chinatown no more: Taiwan immigrants in contemporary New York /Hsiang-shui Chen.
Focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst.

The good wife’s guide (Le Ménagier de Paris): a medieval household book /Christine M. Rose; Gina L. Greco.
This title is the first complete modern English translation of an important medieval text that taught young women the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society. The original work is recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages.

The historiography of music in global perspective /edited by Sam Mirelman.
This volume examines the perception of music’s past, in all its historical, geographical and cultural breadth. The wide-ranging collection of papers address the interpretation of past music cultures from the earliest records of antiquity until the present.

In search of the free individual: the history of the Russian-Soviet soul /Svetlana Alexievich.
Nobel laureate in literature (2015), Svetlana Alexievich traces the origins of her deeply affecting blend of journalism, oral history, and creative writing.

The playful citizen: civic engagement in a mediatized culture / Imar de Vries, Joost Raessens, Michiel de Lange, René Glas, Sybille Lammes.
This edited volume collects current research by academics and practitioners on playful citizen participation through digital media technologies.

Star Wars and the history of transmedia storytelling /edited by Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest.
This title demonstrates the ways in which transmedia storytelling and the industrial logic of media franchising have developed in concert over the past four decades, as multinational corporations have become the central means for subsidizing, profiting from, and selling modes of immersive storyworlds to global audiences.

New Titles Tuesday, Sept 10

In the past week 84 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

All you need is love and other lies about marriage: a proven strategy to make your marriage work, from a leading couples therapist /John W. Jacobs.
This title examines why marriages today are incredibly fragile, and stresses that unless a couple understands what is making contemporary marriage so vulnerable to dissolution, the marriage is at risk.

Exclusion and embrace: a theological exploration of identity, otherness, and reconciliation /Miroslav Volf.
This title proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion.

Francis & Clare of Assisi: selected writings /foreword by Michael Morris; translation by Regis J. Armstrong and Ignatius C. Brady; edited by Emilie Griffin.
A collection of works from Francis and Clare of Assisi in a poignant presentation of the power of faith and simplicity that speaks powerfully to us in our hectic world.

Gods, heroes, and monsters: a sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern myths in translation /edited by Carolina López-Ruiz, The Ohio State University.
This anthology of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern myths stresses cultural continuities and comparisons, showing how Greek and Roman myths did not emerge in a vacuum but rather evolved from and interacted with their counterparts in the ancient Near East.

The Hutterian people: ritual and rebirth in the evolution of communal life /Peter H. Stephenson.
This title attempts to understand the role which ritual has played for five centuries in the evolution of the Hutterian culture, and a refinement of our understanding of ritual itself.

The illustrated letters of Jane Austen /selected and introduced by Penelope Hughes-Hallett.
An illustrated account of the letters and correspondence of Jane Austen. This book is illustrated with portraits, facsimile letters, topographical engravings and fashion plates, all helping to bring to life the world Jane Austen inhabited.

On faith and reason /Thomas Aquinas; edited, with introductions, by Stephen F. Brown.
The selections included in this anthology, drawn from a variety of Aquinas’ works, focus on the roles of reason and faith in philosophy and theology. Expanding on these themes are Aquinas’ discussions of the nature and domain of theology.

Refugees and ambassadors: Mennonite missions in Brazil /by Victor Wiens.
This title examines the story of how Mennonites came to Brazil in 1930 through the lenses of history, theology, training and church growth.

Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres /William T. Vollmann.
This title navigates Nicolaus Copernicus’ text “The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres”, and provides a fresh and enlightening explication of Copernicus, his book, and his time.

New Titles Tuesday, September 3

In the past week 21 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

1434: the year a magnificent Chinese fleet sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance /Gavin Menzies.
This title argues that in the year 1434, China provided the spark that set the European Renaissance ablaze. Further, this book offers a historical reexamination with the excitement of an investigative adventure.

A room of one’s own /Virginia Woolf; foreword by Mary Gordon.
This literary landmark about the male supremacy and female subordination at Oxford University shines a brave, searing light on the obstacles that must be overcome on the path toward a harmonious unity of the sexes.

Four modern philosophers: Carnap, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Sartre /Arne Næss; translated by Alastair Hannay.
This title examines four philosophers who have shaped much of the contemporary logical, philosophical, and literary efforts, and includes a discussion of each philosopher (such as an account of his life, academic career, and known extra-scholarly influences).

Love deformed, love transformed: a Christian response to sexual addiction /David C. Bellusci.
Working within a Christian anthropology drawn from Thomas Aquinas, this title considers the morality of pleasure; how pleasure suggests an antinomy of satisfaction-dissatisfaction.

The Paideia program: an educational syllabus /Mortimer J. Adler; essays by the Paideia Group; preface and introduction by Mortimer J. Adler.
Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning with roots in ancient Greece. The Paideia Program is based on the belief that the human species is defined by its capacity and desire for learning. The program itself argues for a public education that is at once more rigorous and more accessible.

West African kingdoms in the nineteenth century /edited with an introduction by Daryll Forde and P. M. Kaberry.
This title analyzes the political, social, and economic institutions of ten precolonial West Africian societies (Benin and Oyo in Nigeria, Dahomey, Maradi in Niger, Kom in Cameroun, Mossi in Upper Vola, Gonja and Ashanti in Ghana, the Mende country in Sierra Leone, and Kayor in Senegal.

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