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New Titles Tuesday December 28

Here’s a sample of new titles added to the collection at the end of the year.

 “I’ll leave it to you” a light comedy in three acts,by Noel Coward. Left a widow with five grown up children, Mrs. Dermot turns to brother Dan for help. Uncle Dan arrives to find an idle family ready to live on his money. He announces that he is doomed to die in three years and that he will leave his money to the member of the family who has made good by then.

Arthur Miller’s Playing for time: a full-length stage play /adapted from the television film by Arthur Miller ; based upon the book of the same title by Fania Fenelon. Based on Fania Fénelon’s experience as a female prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she and a group of classical musicians were spared in return for performing music for their captors.

 Christian gnosis: Christian religious philosophy in its historical development /Ferdinand Christian Baur; edited by Peter C. Hodgson ; translated by Robert F. Brown. Baur offers a unique thesis about a link between ancient and modern religious philosophy.  This book was written over a hundred years before the manuscript discovery at Nag Hammadi, which awakened a lively interest in Gnosticism that continues to the present day.

 Diary of a pastor’s soul: the holy moments in a life of ministry /M. Craig Barnes. Barnes tells the story of a fictionalized pastor and reflects on the experiences and relationships that have formed his vocation and shaped his soul over a lifetime of pastoral ministry, helping other pastors make sense of their own calling.

 Flourishing together: a Christian vision for students, educators, and schools /Lynn E. Swaner and Andy Wolfe. A professional development resource for Christian educators that calls for a new vision of interconnected flourishing in schools-one supported by ample research, located within a robust theological framework, and presented with the practical guidance necessary for implementation.

 Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ /Ferdinand Christian Bauer ; edited by Peter C. Hodgson ; translated by Robert F. Brown and Peter C. Hodgson. The major study of Paul published in the nineteenth century, and it is one of the greatest works of all time on Paul. It lays the basis for modern Pauline scholarship.. Our new translation presents a very readable text with critical annotations and translations of all the scriptural passages quoted in Greek. Baur on Paul truly becomes available in English for the first time.

 Places of her heart: the art and life of Barbara Boldt /by K. Jane Watt in conversation with Barbara Boldt. More than a biography of this German-born (b. 1930) artist  based in Fort Langley, and more than a sumptuous collection of art reproduced in full colour – though it is both of these – Places of Her Heart connects the events of Boldt’s life with their impact on her creativity and the images evoked thereby. From economic challenges to the impact of the death of her son, each chapter allows the reader to walk this road with Boldt.

 Six dramatists in search of a language: studies in dramatic language /Andrew K. Kennedy. Kennedy argues that a study of theatrical language should be an exercise in ‘practical criticism’ and not merely narrowly linguistic. The whole range of theatrical expressiveness must be examined in detail from play text and performance alike and the conclusions correlated with the author’s known intentions if a full evaluative judgement is to be attempted. Dr Kennedy shows how the modern movement in drama reveals a growing difficulty in creating any type of fully expressive dramatic language.

The mill on the Floss /Helen Edmundson ; adapted from George Eliot ; with a foreword by Claire Tomalin. A  dramatization  of the classic George Eliot novel.

The self-taught computer scientist: the beginner’s guide to data structures & algorithms /Cory Althoff. Cory teaches you the computer science concepts that all self-taught programmers should understand to have outstanding careers. The Self-Taught Computer Scientist will not only make you a better programmer; it will also help you pass your technical interview: the interview all programmers have to pass to land a new job.  It’s written for complete beginners, so you should have no problem reading it even if you’ve never studied computer science before.

 Waking the tiger: healing trauma : the innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences /Peter A. Levine ; with Ann Frederick. Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question- why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events.

 When the body says no: exploring the stress-disease connection /Gabor Maté. Drawing on scientific research and the author’s decades of experience as a practicing physician, this book provides answers to questions about the effect of the mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and one’s individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.

New Titles Tuesday, December 21

Here is a selection of new titles added to collection in the past week.

 Abide and go: missional theosis in the Gospel of John /Michael J. Gorman. In this book for both the academy and the church, Gorman argues that John has a profound spirituality that is robustly missional, and that it can be summarized in the paradoxical phrase Abide and go, from John 15. This spirituality, argues Gorman, can be called missional theosis.

Asian healing traditions in counseling and psychotherapy /edited by Roy Moodley, Ted Lo, Na Zhu. Explores the various healing approaches and practices in the East and bridges them with those in the West to show counselors how to provide culturally sensitive services to distinct populations. The Editors  bring together leading scholars across Asia to demystify and critically analyze traditional Far East Asian healing practices—such as Chinese Taoist Healing practices, Morita Therapy, Naikan Therapy, Mindfulness and Existential Therapy, Buddhism and Mindfulness Meditation, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy—in relation to health and mental health in the West. The book will not only show counselors how to apply Eastern and Western approaches to their practices but will also shape the direction of counseling and psychotherapy research for many years to come.

 Dorothy L. Sayers: a biography: death, Dante, and Lord Peter Wimsey /Colin Duriez. Drawing on material often difficult to access, particularly her collected letters, Duriez reassesses Sayers’ life, her writings, her studies, and her faith to present a rich and captivating portrait of this formidable character.

Good questions: a year of open-ended math problems for grades 2-4 /Carole Fullerton. A problem-a-day resource that includes rich tasks ideal for grades 2, 3 and 4. Organized by topic and structured in problem sets of 5, this simple to use teacher resource includes 200 mathematically important questions to engage your students in deep thinking.

 Incomplete and random acts of kindness  /David Eldridge. The play moves between dream story and real lives to tell an intricate, complex story of a young man dealing with the break up of his family and the legacy of race responsibility.

Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: an introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration /David N. Entwistle. Entwistle’s book elucidates historical, philosophical, and practical issues in the integration of psychology and Christianity. The current edition considers recent advances in both Catholic and Protestant thinking on integration, including contemporary questions about what evangelicalism is (and is not) that shape evangelical reactions to the integration debate. New content ranges from information about the contrasting views of Tertullian and Augustine, to insights from contemporary psychology about factors that adversely affect the quality and reliability of human thinking, to how conflict over COVID-19 has entered contemporary religious debate.

 Mammal bones and teeth: an introductory guide to methods of identification /Simon Hillson. This guide is designed as an introduction to the basic methods for identifying mammal bones and teeth. It is intended to highlight for beginners the main points on which identifications can be made on the bulk of bones and teeth from a small range of common Old World mammals.

 Noah: a play /by Andre Obey ; English text by Arthur Wilmurt Noah, his wife, his three sons and three of the neighbors’ girls embark with the animals on God’s ark. When the rain ends, the grand beauty of the great waters fills them with rejoicing and they dance around the deck in the dawn of a golden age. But Noah becomes the story of a kindly old man who grows lonely in his faith, and who is rudely deserted by the young folks the moment they touch foot to land.

 Royal Court Theatre presents Mother Teresa is dead /by Helen Edmundson. SMark arrives in a village near Madras to try and find his wife. He does not understand what has driven her to abandon her young son. Jane cannot explain why she needed to escape or how she ended up looking after children in India or what is in the bag she’s been holding on to. It is hot, dusty and poor, and a long way from their comfortable life in London.

 Shalom and the community of creation: an Indigenous vision /Randy Woodley. Woodley offers an answer: learn more about the Native American ‘Harmony Way, ‘ a concept that closely parallels biblical shalom. Doing so can bring reconciliation between Euro-Westerners and indigenous peoples, a new connectedness with the Creator and creation, an end to imperial warfare, the ability to live in the moment, justice, restoration — and a more biblically authentic spirituality. Rooted in redemptive correction, this book calls for true partnership through the co-creation of new theological systems that foster wholeness and peace.

 Standoff: why reconciliation fails Indigenous people and how to fix it /Bruce McIvor. In this series of concise and thoughtful essays, lawyer and historian McIvor explains why reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is failing and what needs to be done to fix it. McIvor’s essays are honest and heartfelt. In clear, plain language he explains the historical and social forces that underpin the development of Indigenous law, criticizes the current legal shortcomings and charts a practical, principled way forward. His writing covers many of the most important issues that have become part of a national dialogue, including systemic racism, treaty rights, violence against Indigenous people, Métis identity, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and the duty to consult.

 The believing primate: scientific, philosophical, and theological reflections on the origin of religion /edited by Jeffrey Schloss and Michael J. Murray. This book draws on the expertise of scientists, philosophers, and theologians, from across a wide spectrum of debate, to describe and discuss current scientific accounts or religion.

 The Cambridge companion to ancient Athens /edited by Jenifer Neils, Dylan K. Rogers. This Companion is a comprehensive introduction the city, its topography and monuments, inhabitants and cultural institutions, religious rituals and politics. Chapters link the religious, cultural, and political institutions of Athens to the physical locales in which they took place. Discussion of the urban plan, with its streets, gates, walls, and public and private buildings, provide readers with a thorough understanding of how the city operated and what people saw, heard, smelled, and tasted as they flowed through it. Drawing on the latest scholarship, as well as excavation discoveries at the Agora, sanctuaries, and cemeteries, the Companion explores how the city was planned, how it functioned, and how it was transformed from a democratic polis into a Roman city.

 The Cambridge companion to British fiction: 1980-2018 /edited by Peter Boxall. This collection brings together some of the most penetrating critics of the contemporary, to explore the role that the British novel has had in shaping the cultural landscape of our time, at a moment, in the wake of the EU referendum of 2016, when the question of what it means to be British has become newly urgent.

 The Cambridge companion to British literature of the 1930s /edited by James Smith. This Companion offers the reader an incisive survey covering the decade’s literature and its status in critical debates. Across the chapters, sustained attention is given to writers of growing scholarly interest, to pivotal authors of the period, such as Auden, Orwell, and Woolf, to the development of key literary forms and themes, and to the relationship between this literature and the decade’s pressing social and political contexts.

 The Cambridge companion to Canadian literature /edited by Eva-Marie Kröller. For this edition several chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadian literature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urban writing. Areas of research that have expanded since the first edition include environmental concerns and questions of sexuality which are freshly explored across several different chapters.

 The Cambridge companion to eighteenth-century thought /edited by Frans De Bruyn. The Cambridge Companion is designed to provide an overview of intellectual life in the eighteenth century, with an emphasis on currents of thought in the English-speaking world as it was then constituted, encompassing Britain, Ireland, and Anglophone North America. The essays in this volume survey themes, intellectual movements, and major thinkers who contributed significantly to an expanding intellectual conversation.

 The Cambridge companion to environmental humanities /edited by Jeffrey Cohen, Stephanie Foote. This Companion offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the environmental humanities, an interdisciplinary movement that responds to a world reconfigured by climate change and its effects, from environmental racism and global migration to resource impoverishment and the importance of the nonhuman world. It addresses the twenty-first century recognition of an environmental crisis – its antecedents, current forms, and future trajectories – as well as possible responses to it. Each chapter examines a key topic or theme in Environmental Humanities, shows why that topic emerged as a category of study, explores the different approaches to the topics, suggests future avenues of inquiry, and considers the topic’s global implications, especially those that involve environmental justice issues.

 The Cambridge companion to human rights and literature /edited by Crystal Parikh. The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature introduces this new and exciting field of study in the humanities. It explores the historical and institutional contexts, theoretical concepts, genres, and methods that literature and human rights share. Equally accessible to beginners in the field and more advanced researchers, this Companion emphasizes both the literary and interdisciplinary dimensions of human rights and the humanities.

 The Cambridge companion to Irish poets /edited by Gerald Dawe. The Cambridge offers a fascinating introduction to Irish poetry from the seventeenth century to the present. Aimed primarily at lovers of poetry, it examines a wide range of poets, including household names, such as Jonathan Swift, W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, and Paul Muldoon. The book is comprised of thirty chapters written by critics, leading scholars and poets, who bring an authoritative and accessible understanding to their subjects. Each chapter gives an overview of a poet’s work and guides the general reader through the wider cultural, historical and comparative contexts. It is a book that will help and guide general readers through the many achievements of Irish poets.

 The Cambridge companion to J.M. Coetzee /edited by Jarad Zimbler. Provides a compelling introduction for new readers, as well as fresh perspectives and provocations for those long familiar with Coetzee’s works. All of Coetzee’s published novels and autobiographical fictions are discussed at length, and there is extensive treatment of his translations, scholarly books and essays, and volumes of correspondence. Written by an international team of contributors, this Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to this important writer, establishes new avenues of discovery, and explains Coetzee’s undiminished ability to challenge and surprise his readers with inventive works of striking power and intensity.

 The Cambridge companion to literature and disability /edited by Clare Barker, University of Leeds ; Stuart Murray, University of Leeds. This Companion analyzes the representation of disability in literatures in English, including American and postcolonial writing, across all major time periods and through a variety of critical approaches. With contributions from major figures in literary disability studies, The Cambridge Companion covers a wide range of impairments, including cognitive difference, neurobehavioral conditions, and mental and chronic illnesses. This book shows how disability demands innovation in literary form and aesthetics, challenges the notion of a human ‘norm’ in the writing of character, and redraws the ways in which writing makes meaning of the broad spectrum of humanity.

 The Cambridge companion to literature and food /edited by J. Michelle Coghlan. This Companion provides an  overview of gustation, gastronomy, agriculture and alimentary activism in literature from the medieval period to the present day, as well as an illuminating introduction to cookbooks as literature. Bringing together sixteen original essays by leading scholars, the collection rethinks literary food from a variety of critical angles, including gender and sexuality, critical race studies, postcolonial studies, eco-criticism and children’s literature. Topics covered include mealtime decorum in Chaucer, Milton’s culinary metaphors, early American taste, Romantic gastronomy, Victorian eating, African-American women’s culinary writing, modernist food experiments, Julia Child and cold war cooking, industrialized food in children’s literature, agricultural horror and farmworker activism, queer cookbooks, hunger as protest and postcolonial legacy, and ‘dude food’ in contemporary food blogs.

 The Cambridge companion to literature and religion /edited by Susan M. Felch. Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem. The Cambridge Companion offers an accessible treatment of both Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions. It provides close readings of texts rather than surveys of large topics, making it an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students of literature and religion.

 The Cambridge companion to literature and the Anthropocene /edited by John Parham. Offers the most comprehensive survey yet of how literature can address the social, cultural, and philosophical questions posed by the Anthropocene. This volume addresses the old and new literary forms – from novels, plays, poetry, and essays to exciting and evolving genres such as ‘cli-fi’, experimental poetry, interspecies design, gaming, weird, ecotopian and petro-fiction, and ‘new’ nature writing. This unique Companion offers a compelling account of how to read literature through the Anthropocene and of how literature might yet help us imagine a better world.

 The Cambridge companion to literature and the posthuman /edited by Bruce Clarke, Manuela Rossini. The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman is the first work of its kind to gather diverse critical treatments of the posthuman and posthumanism together in a single volume. Fifteen scholars from six different countries address the historical and aesthetic dimensions of posthuman figures alongside posthumanism as a new paradigm in the critical humanities. The three parts and their chapters trace the history of the posthuman in literature and other media, including film and video games; and identifies major political, philosophical, and techno-scientific issues raised in the literary and cinematic narratives of the posthuman and posthumanist discourses.

 The Cambridge companion to Margaret Atwood /edited by Coral Ann Howells. Exploring Atwood in our contemporary context, this edition discusses the relationship between her Canadian identity and her role as an international literary celebrity and spokesperson on global issues, ranging from environmentalism to women’s rights to digital technology. As well as providing novel insights into Atwood’s recent dystopias and classic texts, this edition highlights a significant dimension in the reception of Atwood’s work, with new material on the striking television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale.

 The Cambridge companion to medieval British manuscripts /edited by Orietta Da Rold and Elaine Treharne. This Cambridge Companion orientates students in the complex, multidisciplinary study of medieval book production and contemporary display of manuscripts from c.600-1500. Accessible explanations draw on key case studies to illustrate the major methodologies and explain why skills in understanding early book production are so critical for reading, editing, and accessing a rich cultural heritage. Chapters by leading specialists in manuscript studies range from explaining how manuscripts were stored, to revealing the complex networks of readers and writers which can be understood through manuscripts, to an in depth discussion on the Wycliffe Bible.

 The Cambridge companion to Nineteen eighty-four /edited by Nathan Waddell.  This Companion builds on successive waves of generational inheritance and debate in the novel’s reception by asking new questions about how and why Nineteen Eighty-Four was written, what it means, and why it matters.  Established concerns (e.g. Orwell’s attitude to the working class, his anxieties about the socio-political compartmentalization of the post-war world) are presented alongside newer ones (e.g. his views on evil, and the influence of Nineteen Eighty-Four on comics). Individual essays help us see in new ways how Orwell’s most famous work continues to be a novel for our times.

 The Cambridge companion to postcolonial poetry /edited by Jahan Ramazani. The Cambridge Companion is the first collection of essays to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual, gender, and comparative approaches. The comparative essays analyze poetry from across the postcolonial anglophone world in relation to postcolonialism and modernism, fixed and free forms, experimentation, oral performance and creole languages, protest poetry, the poetic mapping of urban and rural spaces, poetic embodiments of sexuality and gender, poetry and publishing history, and poetry’s response to, and reimagining of, globalization.

 The Cambridge companion to postcolonial travel writing  /edited by Robert Clarke, University of Tasmania. Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the field, appealing to students and teachers of travel writing and postcolonial studies.

 The Cambridge companion to queer studies /edited by Siobhan B. Somerville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign This companion provides a guide to queer inquiry in literary and cultural studies, a wide ranging and porous area of study that has been especially generative for the larger interdisciplinary field of queer studies over the last three decades.

 The Cambridge companion to Rabindranath Tagore /edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri. This volume brings together eminent Tagore scholars to create a comprehensive book that sits very well within the Cambridge Companions to Literature series. The volume editor, Emeritus Professor Chaudhuri, is a stalwart in Tagore studies and is renowned globally for his scholarship. This volume is a first of its kind attempt to initiate and continue a discussion of Tagore studies globally.

 The Cambridge companion to Sappho /edited by P. J. Finglass and Adrian Kelly. Provides an up-to-date survey of this remarkable, inspiring, and mysterious Greek writer, whose poetic corpus has been significantly expanded in recent years thanks to the discovery of new papyrus sources. Containing an introduction, prologue and thirty-three chapters, the book examines Sappho’s historical, social, and literary contexts, the nature of her poetic achievement, the transmission, loss, and rediscovery of her poetry, and the reception of that poetry in cultures far removed from ancient Greece. All Greek is translated, making the volume accessible to everyone interested in one of the most significant creative artists of all time.

 The Cambridge companion to Shakespeare and race /edited by Ayanna Thompson. The Cambridge Companion shows teachers and students how and why Shakespeare and race are inseparable. Moving well beyond Othello, the collection invites the reader to understand racialized discourses, rhetoric, and performances in all of Shakespeare’s plays, including the comedies and histories. The collection helps students to grapple with the unique role performance plays in constructions of race by Shakespeare (and in Shakespearean performances), considering both historical and contemporary actors and directors. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race will be the first book that truly frames Shakespeare studies and early modern race studies for a nonspecialist, student audience.

 The Cambridge companion to ‘The Canterbury tales’ /edited by Frank Grady. Students new to Chaucer will find in this Companion a lively introduction to the poem’s diversity, depth, and wonder. Readers returning to the Tales will appreciate the chapters’ fresh engagement with the individual tales and their often complicated critical histories, inflected in recent decades by critical approaches attentive to issues of gender, sexuality, class, and language.

 The Cambridge companion to the graphic novel /edited by Stephen E. Tabachnick. The Cambridge Companion examines the evolution of comic books into graphic novels and the distinct development of this art form both in America and around the world. This Companion also explores the diverse subgenres often associated with it, such as journalism, fiction, historical fiction, autobiography, biography, science fiction and fantasy. Leading scholars offer insights into graphic novel adaptations of prose works and the adaptation of graphic novels to films; analyses of outstanding graphic novels, like Maus and The Walking Man; an overview which distinguishes the international graphic novel from its American counterpart; and analyses of how the form works and what it teaches, making this book a key resource for scholars, graduate students and undergraduate students alike.

 The Cambridge companion to the literature of Berlin /edited by Andrew J. Webber, University of Cambridge. This collection of essays by international specialists in the literature of Berlin provides a lively and stimulating account of writing in and about the city in the modern period. The first eight chapters chart key chronological developments from 1750 to the present day, while subsequent chapters focus on Berlin drama and poetry in the twentieth. Each chapter provides an informative overview along with closer readings of exemplary texts. The volume is designed to be accessible for readers seeking an introduction to the literature of Berlin, while also providing new perspectives for those already familiar with the topic..

 The Cambridge companion to the literature of the American Renaissance /edited by Christopher N. Phillips. This companion takes up the concept of the American Renaissance and explores its origins, meaning, and longevity. Essays by distinguished scholars move chronologically from the formative reading of American Renaissance authors to the careers of major figures ignored by Matthiessen, including Stowe, Douglass, Harper, and Longfellow. This volume uses the best of current literary studies to illuminate an era that reaches far beyond the Civil War and continues to shape our understanding of American literature.

 The Cambridge companion to the literature of the Crusades /edited by Anthony Bale. This Companion provides a critical overview of the diverse and multilingual literary output connected with crusading over the last millennium, from the first writings which sought to understand and report on what was happening, to contemporary Medievalism in which crusading is a potent image of holy war and jihad. The chapters show the enduring legacy of the crusaders’ imagery, from the chansons de geste to Walter Scott, from Charlemagne to Orlando Bloom.

 The Cambridge companion to the novel /edited by Eric Bulson.  This Companion focuses on the novel as a global genre with a 2,000-year history.

The Cambridge companion to the writings of Julius Caesar /edited by Luca Grillo, Christopher B. Krebs. With twenty-three chapters written by renowned scholars, this Companion provides an accessible introduction to Caesar as an intellectual along with a scholarly assessment of his multiple literary accomplishments and new insights into their literary value. The Commentarii and Caesar’s lost works are presented in their historical and literary context. The various chapters explore their main features, the connection between literature, state religion and politics, Caesar’s debt to previous Greek and Latin authors, and his legacy within and outside of Latin literature.

 The Cambridge companion to theatre and science /edited by Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr. The Cambridge Companion gives readers a sense of this dynamic field, using detailed analyses of plays and performances covering a wide range of areas including climate change and the environment, technology, animal studies, disease and contagion, mental health, and performance and cognition. Identifying historical tendencies that have dominated theatre’s relationship with science, the volume traces many periods of theatre history across a wide geographical range

 The Cambridge companion to twenty-first century American fiction /edited by Joshua L. Miller. The Cambridge Companion offers state-of-the-field analyses of contemporary narrative studies that set the terms of current and future research and teaching. Individual chapters illuminate critical engagements with emergent genres and concepts, including flash fiction, speculative fiction, digital fiction, alternative temporalities, Afro-Futurism, ecocriticism, transgender/queer studies, anti-carceral fiction, precarity, and post-9/11 fiction.

 The Cambridge companion to twenty-first-century American poetry /Timothy Yu. This collection highlights the new, multiple centers of gravity that characterize American poetry today. Essays on African American, Asian American, Latinx, and Native American poetries respond to the centrality of issues of race and indigeneity in contemporary American discourse. Other essays explore poetry and feminism, poetry and disability, and queer poetics. The environment, capitalism, and war emerge as poetic preoccupations, alongside a range of styles from spoken word to the avant-garde, and an examination of poetry’s place in the creative writing era.

 The Cambridge companion to William Carlos Williams /edited by Christopher MacGowan, College of William & Mary. This Companion contains thirteen new essays from leading international experts on William Carlos Williams, covering his major poetry and prose works – including Paterson, In the American Grain, and the Stecher trilogy. Authors examine Williams’s relationships with figures such as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and H.D. and Marianne Moore, and illustrate the importance of his legacy for Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Robert Lowell, and numerous contemporary poets. Featuring a chronology and an up-to-date bibliography of the writer.

 The kingship of Jesus in the Gospel of John /Kim Sehyun ; foreword by Peter G. Bolt. This book studies kingship with reference to the Johannine Jesus.

The new Cambridge companion to T.S. Eliot /edited by Jason Harding. Drawing on the latest developments in scholarship and criticism, The New Companion opens up fresh avenues of appreciation and inquiry to a global twenty-first century readership. Emphasizing major works and critical issues, this collection of newly commissioned essays from leading international scholars provides seven full chapters reassessing Eliot’s poetry and drama; explores important contemporary critical issues that were previously untreated, such as the significance of gender and sexuality; and challenges received accounts of his at times controversial critical reception. Complete with a chronology of Eliot’s life and work and an up-to-date select bibliography.

 The Routledge handbook of translation studies /edited by Carmen Millán and Francesca Bartrina. The Routledge Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the complex field of translation studies. Written by leading specialists from around the world, this volume brings together authoritative original articles on pressing issues including: the current status of the field and its interdisciplinary nature the problematic definition of the object of study the various theoretical frameworks the research methodologies available. The handbook also includes discussion of the most recent theoretical, descriptive and applied research, as well as glimpses of future directions within the field and an extensive up-to-date bibliography.

 The universe next door: a basic worldview catalog /James W. Sire ; foreword to the sixth edition by Jim Hoover. For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for an introduction to worldviews. This sixth edition uses James Sire’s widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions to examine prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world, critiquing each worldview within its own frame of reference and in comparison to others.

 The York Nativity play: the traditional Christmas play /from the York cycle of Mystery plays performed from about 1300 to 1580 ; adapted by Tony Gray. This ‘new’ play is about 700 years old. It was first written down about 1340 A.D. when it was part of The York Cycle of Mystery plays. Thereafter it was performed every year for 300 years.

 There shall be no night /by Robert E. Sherwood.  The play is set in Finland between 1938 and 1940 and concerns a Finnish scientist and his American-born wife  both of whom are reluctant to believe that the Russians will invade their beloved Finland. But with the final advent of Finland’s Winter War with the Soviets, their son Erik joins the Finnish army, and the scientist joins its medical corps.

Three Spanish sacramental plays: For our sake, by Lope de Vega. The bandit queen, by Josef de Valdivielso. King Belshazzar’s feast, by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Translated and with an introd. by R. G. Barnes.

Holiday Themed Curriculum Resource Titles, Dec 16

Christmas Time is Here! Check out our holiday themed book display in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Holds Pickup. Or visit CRC located on the upper floor of the library and choose from these displayed titles and much more!

Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas by Elise Primavera
LT4382.P93535 Aw 2002
It’s getting toward Christmas at the Bing Cherry Hotel, and Auntie Claus is preparing for her annual “business trip.” Just before she is ready to leave, her nephew, Christopher Kringle, begins to have doubts about the family business. To settle the matter, Auntie Claus summons Chris for tea, but like any self-respecting Kringle, Chris decides to take matters into his own hands: He plans to get on the Bad-Boys-and-Girls List on purpose!

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski and illustrated by P.J. Lynch
LT4382.W8183 Ch 2002
The spirit of Christmas heals a sorrowing woodcarver’s heart in this splendid reissue of a Candlewick holiday classic. A moving tale of the spirit and generosity all people hold in their hearts, especially during the holidays.

Henry Bear’s Christmas by David McPhail
LT4382.M2427 Hd 2003
Henry Bear loves everything about Christmas, but most of all he loves having a fine tree, beautifully decorated, with presents underneath and good friends all around. However, when Henry Bear and his best friend, Stanley, head off to town to find the perfect tree, nothing at the farm stand or at the school yard meets Henry’s approval.

The Huron Carol by Jean de Saint Brébeuf and illustrated by Frances Tyrrell
LT4386.B7394 H87 2003
Originally written in the early 1600s and in the native language of the Huron First Nation, this celebration of the age-old Christmas carol features lyrics in Wyandot (Huron), French, and English and a musical arrangement.

The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Demi
LT4387.D3925 Leg 2004
A gilded artwork brings the story of Saint Nicholas to life. Nicholas dedicates his life to worshiping the Lord and helping those in need. Through his good works, Nicholas becomes the youngest man to ever become a bishop and the patron saint of seafarers, children, and prisoners.

The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore and illustrated by Mary Engelbreit
LT4386.M78225 Ni 2002
The famous Christmas story follows along just as Clement Moore wrote it, accompanied by Jan Brett’s glorious illustrations, in a beautiful edition in which antique toys and exquisite ornaments frame the borders.

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner and pictures by Mark Buehner
LT4382.B884 SN1 2002B
Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you’ve wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all!

New Titles Tuesday, December 14

Here’s a selection of titles added to our collection in the past week.

 1517: Martin Luther and the invention of the reformation /Peter Marshall. In this engagingly-written, wide-ranging and insightful work of cultural history, leading Reformation historian Peter Marshall reviews the available evidence, and concludes that Luther’s famous theses-posting on a Wittenburg door is a myth. And yet, Marshall argues, this fact makes the incident all the more historically significant. In tracing how–and why–a non-event ended up becoming a defining episode of the modern historical imagination, Marshall compellingly explores the multiple ways in which the figure of Martin Luther, and the nature of the Reformation itself, have been remembered and used for their own purposes by subsequent generations of Protestants and others. The intention is not to ‘debunk’, or to belittle Luther’s achievement, but rather to invite renewed reflection on how the past speaks to the present–and on how, all too often, the present creates the past in its own image and likeness.

 A grammar of Makary Kotoko /by Sean Allison. TWU AUTHOR Sean Allison provides a thorough description and analysis of Makary Kotoko – a Central Chadic language of Cameroon. Working with an extensive corpus of recorded texts supplemented by interactions with native speakers of the language, the author provides the first full grammar of a Kotoko language. The detailed analysis of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and discourse features of Makary Kotoko is from a functional/typological perspective. Being based on a large number of oral texts, the analysis provides an example-rich description showing the range of variation of the constructions presented while giving insights into Kotoko culture.

Antifascism: the course of a crusade /Paul Gottfried. This book deals with the continuing appeal of antifascism as a political concept and as a tool for fighting a real or imagined fascist enemy. Antifascism has undergone significant changes in how it has understood and combatted a perceived fascist danger from the 1920s down to the present.

 Atheist overreach: what atheism can’t deliver /Christian Smith Smith takes a look at the evidence and explains why we ought to be skeptical of atheists’ claims about morality, science, and human nature.

 Christian higher education in Canada: challenges and opportunities /edited by Stanley E. Porter and Bruce G. Fawcett. This volume is a collection of the papers and plenary talks designed to share the content of the symposium with a wider audience. The papers are all written by active scholars and researchers who are connected to the member institutions of Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC). They not only illustrate the quality of the scholarship at these institutions, but they make their own critical contribution to an ongoing discussion regarding the role and place of Christian higher education within the wider society. This volume is intended to be helpful to students, faculty, staff, board members, and supporters of Canadian and other Christian higher education institutions, as well as interested individuals and scholars.

 Counterfeit Christianity: the persistence of errors in the church /by Roger E. Olson. Olson describes the curses but also gifts that heresies bring the Church. The author describes major heresies and how the church dealt with them, the players, and what pastors can do to address these faith issues in order to educate congregations about Jesus, God, and salvation. Also included are questions for individual or group study.

Curating church: strategies for innovative worship /Jacob D. Myers. Church leaders, learn to be curators of the culture for your community.

 Dance in Scripture: how biblical dancers can revolutionize worship today /Angela M. Yarber. Yarber examines the dances of seven biblical figures: Miriam, Jephthah’s daughter, David, the Shulamite, Judith, Salome, and Jesus. She combines feminist and queer hermeneutics with dance history to highlight the nuances of the texts that often go unnoticed in biblical scholarship, while also celebrating the myriad ways the body can be affirmed in worship in creative, empowering, and subversive ways. Liberation, lamentation, abandon, passion, subversion, innocence, and community each contribute to the exciting ways embodied worship can be revolutionized. This is a book for those interested in biblical scholarship, dance, the arts, feminist and queer theory, or revolutionizing worship.

 Dyskolos: or, The man who didn’t like people/Translated into English prose by W.G. Arnott.  Arnott’s translation and presentation — notably including the detailed stage-descriptions and instructions — do make for a very clear picture of the action unfolding, and seem to (re)present Menander’s wordplay and comic turns well. It’s a fine, if pretty basic, read — certainly of some appeal and historic interest, but not particularly remarkable.

GreenFaith: mobilizing God’s people to save the earth /Fletcher Harper ; foreword by Bill McKibben. God is calling us to live differently.

 Have courage & be kind: knights in training & the great battle /by Luella Neufeld. When an invisible enemy threatens a magical kingdom, three brothers set out to defeat the new enemy: a deadly virus. Knights-in-training, they are committed to serving the kingdom, and with the help of their family, devise a strategy to beat their foe. Along the way they learn critical life lessons about courage, service, patience, love and imagination. The children learn how to stay safe during a pandemic and discover how to experience life through acts of kindness during this challenging time.

 How to preach a dangerous sermon: preaching and moral imagination /Frank A. Thomas. Learn to use four characteristics of preaching with moral imagination to proclaim freedom for all. The author describes the four characteristics using examples like Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  along with musicians and other artists of today. This book equips and empowers preachers to transcend their basic skills and techniques, so that their proclamation of the Word causes actual turnaround in the hearts and lives of their hearers, and in their communities.

 Is a good God logically possible? /James P. Sterba. Using yet untapped resources from moral and political philosophy, this book seeks to answer the question of whether an all good God who is presumed to be all powerful is logically compatible with the degree and amount of moral and natural evil that exists in our world. Sterba focuses on the  question of whether God is logically compatible with the degree and amount of moral and natural evil that exists in our world. The negative answer he provides marks a new stage in the age-old debate about God’s existence.

 Jacob Arminius: the man from Oudewater /Rustine E. Brian. Brian outlines the life and theology of Arminius, shedding fresh light on his life, theology, and writings. In hopes of better understanding Arminian theology and Arminianism, Brian concludes with a constructive comparison and contrast of Arminius and several prominent theological figures: Pelagius, John Wesley, and Karl Barth.

 Jesus Christ as ancestor: a theological study of major African Ancestor christologies in conversation with the Patristic christologies of Tertullian and Athanasius /Reuben Turbi Luka. Turbi Luka uses historical-theological methodology to engage in detail with Christologies of key African theologians and conventional theological sources for Christology, including the church fathers Tertullian and Athanasius as well as modern theologians. Turbi argues that existing African Christologies, specifically ancestor Christologies, are inadequate in expressing the person of Christ as Messiah and saviour, the fulfilment of Old Testament prophesies. Providing a new approach, Turbi proposes an African Linguistic Affinity Christology that explicitly portrays Jesus as Christ in a contextually relevant way for Africans in everyday life. This crucial study highlights the need for biblically rooted Christology and for sound theological understanding and naming of Jesus at every level.

 Learning the way: reclaiming wisdom from the earliest Christian communities /Cassandra D. Carkuff Williams.. Williams advocates that the church should and must recover and reclaim our foundations and reinterpret them in light of present-day realities.

 My grandmother’s hands: racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies /Resmaa Menakem. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. My Grandmother’s Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.

 Not safe for church: ten commandments for reaching new generations /F. Douglas Powe Jr. and Jasmine Rose Smothers. Reaching a new generation requires a new conversation.

Quirky leadership: permission granted /John Voelz.  Quirky Leadership raises the bar for ministry—not by jumping through more hoops or focusing on gift deficits but rather by identifying, communicating, and celebrating the individual truths about identities and for ministry environments. John Voelz is quickly becoming a source for practical leadership perspective as a voice that questions the status quo, calls out mediocrity, and gives permission to view things differently and watch crazy ideas come to fruition for the sake of God’s kingdom.

 Reforming the monastery: Protestant theologies of the religious life /Greg Peters. his volume is an examination of Protestant theologies of monasticism, examining the thought of select Protestant authors who have argued for the existence of monasticism in the Reformation churches, beginning with Martin Luther and John Calvin and including Conrad Hoyer, John Henry Newman, Karl Barth, and Donald Bloesch. Looking at the contemporary church, the current movement known as the’New Monasticism’is discussed and evaluated in light of Protestant monastic history.

 Resenting God: escape the downward spiral of blame /John I. Snyder. Find freedom from the bondage of hatred and resentment.

Sanctified sexuality: valuing sex in an oversexed world /Sandra L. Glahn & C. Gary Barnes, editors. Bringing together twenty-five expert contributors in relevant fields of study, Barnes and Glahn address the most important and controversial areas of sexuality that Christians face today. An ideal handbook for pastors, counselors, instructors, and students, Sanctified Sexuality provides solid answers and prudent advice for the many questions Christians encounter on a daily basis.

 Science, scripture, and same-sex love /Michael B. Regele. What science and the Bible say about same-sex love. Regele explores current scientific findings in biological brain research, psychology, and sociology, which he compares with scriptural teaching from the Bible, to show that a faithful reading of the Scriptures is consistent with Christian teaching that affirms same-sex love leading to same-sex marriage and full participation of LGBT people in church leadership. Regele offers compelling research and well-supported answers to common-place questions.

 The Bible and Bob Marley: half the story has never been told /Dean MacNeil ; foreword by Stephen C.A. Jennings. This is the first book written on  Marley as biblical interpreter. It answers the question, What light does biblical scholarship shed on Marley’s interpretation, and what can Marley teach biblical scholars? Focusing on the parts of the Bible that Marley quotes most often in his lyrics, MacNeil provides a close analysis of Marley’s interpretation. For students of Marley, this affords a deeper appreciation and understanding of his thought and his art. For students of scripture, it demonstrates the nature of Marley’s unique contribution to the field of biblical interpretation, which can be appreciated as an excellent example of what R. S. Sugirtharajah calls’vernacular interpretation’of scripture.

 The book of the Torah /Mann, Thomas W. In this revised and expanded version of his popular book, Mann engages literary criticism and theology in attending both to the composite nature of the Torah (or Pentateuch) and to its final, canonical shape. Mann’s study provides a lucid introduction to the heart of the Hebrew Bible, suitable for students and general readers, but also of interest to biblical scholars.

 The Cambridge companion to film music /edited by Mervyn Cooke and Fiona Ford. This wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of specially-commissioned essays provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the many and various ways in which music functions in film soundtracks. Citing examples from a variety of historical periods, genres and international film, the book’s contributors are all leading scholars and practitioners in the field. They engage, sometimes provocatively, with numerous stimulating aspects of the history, theory and practice of film music in a series of lively discussions which will appeal as much to newcomers to this fascinating subject as to seasoned film music aficionados.

 The Cambridge companion to percussion /edited by Russell Hartenberger. This Companion explores percussion and rhythm from the perspectives of performers, composers, conductors, instrument builders, scholars, and cognitive scientists. This book will be a valuable resource for students, percussionists, and all those who want a deeper understanding of percussion music and rhythm.

 The Cambridge companion to rhythm /edited by Russell Hartenberger, Ryan McClelland. This Companion explores the richness of musical time through a variety of perspectives, surveying influential writings on the topic, incorporating the perspectives of listeners, analysts, composers, and performers, and considering the subject across a range of genres and cultures. It includes chapters on music perception, visualizing rhythmic notation, composers’ writings on rhythm, rhythm in jazz, rock, and hip-hop. Taking a global approach, chapters also explore rhythmic styles in the music of India, Africa, Bali, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Indigenous music of North and South America.

 The Cambridge companion to the drum kit /edited by Matt Brennan, Joseph Michael Pignato, Daniel Akira Stadnicki. This Cambridge Companion highlights emerging scholarship on the drum kit, drummers, and key debates related to the instrument and its players. Interdisciplinary in scope, this volume showcases research from across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, all of which interrogates the drum kit, a relatively recent historical phenomenon, as a site worthy of analysis, critique, and reflection. It will be a valuable resource for students, drum kit studies scholars, and all those who want a deeper understanding of the drum kit, drummers, and drumming.

 The Cambridge companion to the Rolling Stones /edited by Victor Coelho, John Covach. This groundbreaking, specifically commissioned collection of essays provides the first dedicated academic overview of the music, career, influences, history, and cultural impact of the Rolling Stones. Shining a light on the many communities and sources of knowledge about the group, this Companion brings together essays by musicologists, ethnomusicologists, players, film scholars, and filmmakers into a single volume intended to stimulate fresh thinking about the group as they vault well over the mid-century of their career. Threaded throughout these essays are album- and song-oriented discussions of the landmark recordings of the group and their influence. Exploring new issues about sound, culture, media representation, the influence of world music, fan communities, group personnel, and the importance of their revival post-1989, this collection greatly expands our understanding of their music.

 The Cambridge companion to the singer-songwriter /edited by Katherine Williams and Justin A. Williams. This Companion explains the historical contexts, musical analyses, and theoretical frameworks of the singer-songwriter tradition. Divided into five parts, the book explores the tradition in the context of issues including authenticity, gender, queer studies, musical analysis, and performance. The contributors reveal how the tradition has been expressed around the world and throughout its history to the present day. Essential reading for enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, this book features case studies of a wide range of both well and lesser-known singer-songwriters, from Thomas d’Urfey through to Carole King and Kanye West.

  The Cambridge companion to video game music /edited by Melanie Fritsch and Tim Summers. This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of video game music by a diverse group of scholars and industry professionals. Many popular games are analysed, including Super Mario Galaxy, Bastion, The Last of Us, Kentucky Route Zero and the Katamari, Gran Turismo and Tales series. Topics include chiptunes, compositional processes, localization, history and game music concerts. The book also engages with other disciplines such as psychology, music analysis, business strategy and critical theory.

 The Christ letter: a Christological approach to preaching & practicing Ephesians /Douglas D. Webster. The Christ Letter is a conversation partner for pastors and students of the Bible who want to wrestle with the meaning of the biblical text for Christian living today.  Webster weaves together deep biblical insights, penetrating cultural perspectives, and stories of transformation into a pastoral commentary that promises to release the powerful message of Ephesians. This commentary offers lines of thought, illustrations, and applications that carry the gospel into the present situation.

 The darkening age: the Christian destruction of the classical world /Catherine Nixey. A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of dogma and intellectual darkness.

The healing myth: a critique of the modern healing movement /J. Keir Howard.  It is the purpose of this book to examine seriously the dubious claims and teaching of the modern healing movement, as well to expose its very real dangers, in order to encourage Christian people, both ordained and lay, to exercise a more critical approach to the healing movement. The book concludes by outlining a framework for a return to a more biblical emphasis on proper pastoral care in the church’s ministry to the sick.

 The mentoring church: how pastors and congregations cultivate leaders /Phil A. Newton. The solid, practical solutions in The Mentoring Church offer churches of any size both the vision for mentoring future leaders and a workable template to follow. With insightful consideration of theological, historical, and contemporary training models for pastor/church partnerships, Newton is a reliable guide to developing a church culture that equips fully prepared leaders.

 The new leadership challenge: creating the future of nursing / Ebook /Sheila C. Grossman, Theresa M. Terry Valiga. This has been written as a reference book and textbook for undergraduate students in nursing, as well as for nurses in any practice role. The book also is helpful for nurses pursuing graduate study, including those preparing as clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators, or those pursuing doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. It provides an overview of major ideas related to the multidimensional concept of leadership and explores the relevance of those ideas at various points throughout one’s career development: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

 The soul of the American university revisited: from Protestant to postsecular /George M. Marsden. A classic and much discussed account of the changing roles of Christianity in shaping American higher education, presented here in a newly revised edition to offer insights for a modern era.

 The undiscovered C. S. Lewis: essays in memory of Christopher W. Mitchell /edited by Bruce R. Johnson. TWU CONTENT These fascinating essays not only include many new discoveries and fresh insights into Lewis’ life and work, but also map out a trajectory for future studies. These eighteen essays by friends of Chris Mitchell are themselves a testament to how much his friendship and influence augmented their insights into Lewis. Now happily, the fruits of that fine combination of scholarship and friendship are available to augment our understanding too.” Includes Holy Grief: The Pilgrim’s Path to Consolation by TWU’s Monika B. Hilder

 The unreformed Martin Luther: a serious (and not so serious) look at the man behind the myths /Andreas Malessa ; foreward by Paul L. Maier. German radio and television journalist Andreas Malessa looks at the actual history of Luther and concludes that many of the tales we know best are nothing but nonsense.Diving gleefully into the research, Malessa investigates many of the falsehoods and fallacies surrounding the reformer, rejecting them in favor of equally incredible facts. Full of humor and irony, this book educates and entertains while demonstrating a profound respect for Luther’s life and mission.If you’re looking for the truth of the man behind the theses, come discover his faith and influence–with the myths stripped away.

 The vile practices of church leadership: finance and administration /Nate Berneking. A primer for every pastor and senior church leader on finance and administration.

Thriving in the second chair: ten practices for robust ministry (when you’re not in charge) /Mike Bonem. Identifies and explores ten key factors to thrive in ministry.

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