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Month: November 2022 (Page 1 of 2)

New Titles Tuesday, November 22

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

Christian meditation in clinical practice: a four-step model and workbook for therapists and clients /Joshua J. Knabb. Presenting Christian meditation as an alternative to Buddhist-informed mindfulness, this workbook offers a Christian-sensitive approach to meditation in clinical practice, focusing on both building theory and providing replicable practices for Christian clients and their therapists.

Conversation with Saint Benedict: the Rule in today’s world /Terrence G. Kardong. Kardong considers various aspects of modern culture that he considers worrisome and the light that Benedict’s Rule might shed on them for Christians today. He also takes up specific aspects of the Rule itself that he finds difficult to deal with. This book, then, offers a rich interplay that does not shrink from recognizing both strengths and weaknesses in modern culture as well as in Benedict’s own ideas. Among the many topics that Kardong tackles are: laughter and tears; security; work; economics; monastic garb; cell phones; zeal; hierarchy and channel surfing.

 Embodied: transgender identities, the church, and what the Bible has to say /Preston M. Sprinkle., Embodied is an accessible guide for Christians who want help navigating issues related to the transgender conversation. Sprinkle draws on Scripture as well as real-life stories of individuals struggling with gender dysphoria to help readers understand the complexities and emotions of this highly relevant topic.

 Five things theologians wish biblical scholars knew /Hans Boersma TWU AUTHOR.  foreword by Scot McKnight. Boersma highlights five things he wishes biblical scholars knew about theology. With an irenic spirit as well as honesty about differences that remain, Boersma and McKnight seek to foster understanding between their disciplines so they might once again collaborate with one another. .

 For the freedom of Zion: the great revolt of Jews against Romans, 66-74 CE / Guy MacLean Rogers This deeply researched and insightful book examines the causes, course, and historical significance of the Jews’failed revolt against Rome from 66 to 74 CE, including the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple.  The war’s tragic outcome still shapes the worldview of billions of people today.

 From Plato to Christ: how Platonic thought shaped the Christian faith /Louis Markos. Markos offers careful readings of some of Plato’s best-known texts and then traces the ways that his work shaped some of Christianity’s most beloved theologians.

 Habits of the mind: intellectual life as a Christian calling /James W. Sire. Sire brings wit and wisdom to his deeply personal exploration of how to think well for the glory of God and the sake of his kingdom, showing how to cultivate intellectual virtues–habits of the mind–that will strengthen you in pursuit of your calling.

 In the school of contemplation /Andre Louf. This book brings together talks given to a variety of audiences in which Louf shared his spiritual experience from both his life of prayer and his life in community. Each chapter offers insights on the spiritual experience, the priority of love, and other areas of our Christian life: community life, obedience, prayer, psalms, the liturgy, and more. In this book we enter’a school of contemplation’wherein the monastic experience enlightens our lives and service to the world and the Church.

 Jesus becoming Jesus. Volume 2, A theological interpretation of the Gospel of John: Prologue and the Book of Signs /Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap. The overarching theme of this book, as the title suggests, is that Jesus, being named Jesus, throughout his public ministry is enacting his name and so becoming who he is – YHWH-Saves. Weinandy offers a singular, vibrant, and luminous reading of John’s Gospel; one that reveals the Evangelist’s theological depth and doctrinal sophistication. In so doing, Weinandy makes manifest the particular beauty of the Gospel According to John

 Madness & grace: a practical guide for pastoral care and serious mental illness /Matthew Stanford. Madness and Grace is a comprehensive guide for church ministry. It is carefully constructed to help build competency in detecting a wide spectrum of mental disorders, such as knowing when a person is contemplating suicide based on telltale patterns of speech. It also explodes common discriminatory myths that stigmatize people with mental illness

 Majority world theology: Christian doctrine in global context /edited by Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, and K.K. Yeo. Bringing together theological resources from past and present, East and West, this work engages conversations with leading global scholars on theology, faith, and mission for the enrichment of the entire church

 Man, play, and games /Roger Caillois ; translated from the French by Meyer Barash. In this classic study, Caillois defines play as a free and voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Play is uncertain, since the outcome may not be foreseen, and it is governed by rules that provide a level playing field for all participants. In its most basic form, play consists of finding a response to the opponent’s action–or to the play situation–that is free within the limits set by the rules.

 Neuromancer /William Gibson ; series introduction by Neil Gaiman. Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

 Peter: first-generation member of the Jesus movement /Eric C. Stewart. Stewart explores the depictions of Peter that appear throughout the New Testament for insights into who he was. Readers will learn what it means that Peter was a villager and a fisherman, a holy person, an authorized change agent, a moral entrepreneur, a healer, a speaker, and a writer. In the end, they will understand Peter’s message, and the message of his Master, far more deeply.

 Seeking God: finding another kind of life with St. Ignatius and Dallas Willard /Trevor Hudson. The author presents a practical toolkit of teachings and practices, drawn from his thirty years experience guiding people through the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius as well as his personal friendship with Dallas Willard.

 Spirituality according to John: abiding in Christ in the Johannine writings /Rodney Reeves. Combining exegesis with spiritual reflection, this accessible introduction on the Johannine literature from Reeves helps readers envision how to follow Jesus-as disciples, in community, and even at the end of the world.

 St. Benedict’s rule: an inclusive translation /Judith Sutera, OSB. This gender-neutral translation is true to the original text of the Rule of St. Benedict but provides an alternative for individuals and groups who prefer such a version over the masculine language of the original as it was written for St. Benedict’s monks.

 The anxiety field guide: healthy habits for long-term healing /Jason Cusick. Cusick shares his own journey with anxiety and offers expertise, practical guidance, and empathy. Addressing both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, this handbook gives simple instructions for developing healthy habits for long-term progress.

 The bond of peace: exploring generous orthodoxy /edited by Graham Tomlin and Nathan Eddy. The Bond of Peace looks at the meaning of generous orthodoxy and encourages us to embrace different expressions of Christian faith to deepen a sense of unity in the Church.

 The first urban churches. 6, Rome and Ostia /edited by James R. Harrison and L.L. Welborn. Essays in this volume challenge readers to reexamine what we know about the early church within Rome and the port city of Ostia. Throughout, readers are provided with a rich demonstration of how the material evidence of the city of Rome illuminates the emergence of Roman Christianity, especially in the first century CE,.

 The Lausiac history /Palladius of Aspuna ; translated by John Wortley. Born in Galatia in the 360s, Palladius wrote this elegant account of his visits to various monastic sites in Egypt toward the end of the fourth century AD for the imperial chamberlain Lausus. It is both the most sophisticated and the most informative of the few documents illustrating the earliest chapter in the history of Christian monasticism. Palladius’s work is the only one of the major monastic writings not written for fellow monks to inspire them with models for their emulation but rather for a man very much of the world, with the explicit intention of exerting not only religious but also political influence.

 The making of the Bible: from the first fragments to sacred scripture /Konrad Schmid and Jens Schröter ; translated by Peter Lewis. Schmid and Schröter unearth the history, in the process overturning assumptions about the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

 The metamorphoses of the city of God. /Étienne Gilson ; translated by James G. Colbert ; foreword by Rémi Brague. Written at the time when the first tentative steps were being taken to set up the European Union, this book examines various attempts through the history of the Western world, from Augustine to the Enlightenment, to conceive of and create a unity of humankind.

 The paradox of sonship: Christology in the epistle to the Hebrews /R.B. Jamieson ; foreword by Simon J. Gathercole. Jamieson probes the complexity of the Christology presented in the epistle to the Hebrews. Exploring the paradox of this key term, Jamieson argues that Son names both who Jesus is eternally and what he becomes at the climax of his incarnate, saving mission

 The sacrament of the Eucharist /John D. Laurance. Laurance considers the Eucharist by way of two questions: How, by his first-century life, death, and resurrection, does Jesus Christ save all human beings throughout history from eternal death and make possible their permanent union with God? How is that salvation made available now through the community of the church in her liturgical celebrations?

  The Spirit throughout the canon: Pentecostal pneumatology /edited by Craig S. Keener, L. William Oliverio Jr. Over the past several decades, Pentecostal biblical scholarship has played an important role in resourcing Pentecostal theologies. These elements come together in this volume in which leading Pentecostal biblical scholars from around the world account for the appearance of the divine Spirit, putting forth a defining work from a seminal generation of scholars.

 The spirit within me: self and agency in ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism /Carol A. Newsom Newsom explores the assumptions that govern ancient Israelite views of the self and its moral agency before the fall of Judah, as well as striking developments during the Second Temple period. She demonstrates how the collective trauma of the destruction of the Temple catalyzed changes in the experience of the self in Israelite literature, including first-person-singular prayers, notions of self-alienation, and emerging understandings of a defective heart and will. Examining novel forms of spirituality as well as sectarian texts, Newsom chronicles the evolving inward gaze in ancient Israelite literature, unveiling how introspection in Second Temple Judaism both parallels and differs from forms of introspective selfhood in Greco-Roman cultures

 War, peace, and violence: four Christian views /edited by Paul Copan ; with contributions from Eric Patterson, Myles Werntz, A.J. Nolte, and Meic Pearse. Four experts in Christian ethics, political philosophy, and international affairs present four different views of just war, nonviolence, Christian realism, and church history, orienting readers to today’s key positions.

 What did the cross accomplish?: a conversation about the atonement /N.T. Wright, Simon Gathercole, and Robert B. Stewart. Wright and Gathercole discuss the meanings of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Their discussion explores various theories of atonement and looks closely at the Old Testament to discover Paul’s meaning of his words that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures.

 Women and redemption: a theological history /Rosemary Radford Ruether. Ruether’s authoritative, award-winning critique of women’s unequal standing in the church, which explored the complex history of redemption in evaluating conflict over the fundamental meaning of the Christian gospel for gender relations, is now in an updated and expanded edition. Ruether highlights women theologians’ work to challenge the patriarchal paradigm of historical theology and to present redemption linked to the liberation of women.

New Titles Tuesday, November 15

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

 Christian Oxyrhynchus: texts, documents, and sources /[compiled by] Lincoln H. Blumell & Thomas A. Wayment, editors. Authoritative, comprehensive presentation of Christian texts and texts about Christians in the Oxyrhynchus papyri. Blumell and Wayment present a thorough compendium of all published papyri, parchments, and patristic sources that relate to Christianity at Oxyrhynchus before the fifth century CE. Christian Oxyrhynchus provides new and expanded editions of Christian literary and documentary texts that include updated readings and English translations

 Grouse: the natural history of British and Irish species /Adam Watson and Robert Moss. Grouse: The Natural History of British and Irish Species covers four of the most emblematic species ofthe British Isles. All four face similar problems, including habitat loss, predators, pests, disease and food shortage. This volume, written by two of the world’s leading grouse specialists, offers a fascinating insight into the natural history and biology of these birds, including aspects of their behaviour, the historical relevance of their names, the reasons behind population fluctuations and international conservation efforts.

 Leadership: theory and practice /Peter G. Northouse, Western Michigan University. The 9th edition (2022) text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and focus on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice.  A new chapter on Inclusive Leadership provides a model of inclusive leadership that examines antecedent conditions, leader behaviors, and positive organizational outcomes associated with inclusive leadership 18 new real-world case studies profile leaders around the globe including cases on New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a mental health program in Zimbabwe, and how a university in the US responds to crisis. New discussion of leadership and morality explores leadership as a neutral process and leadership as a moral process.

 Reclaiming the Dead Sea scrolls: the history of Judaism, the background of Christianity, the lost library of Qumran /Lawrence H. Schiffman ; with a foreword by Chaim Potok. Schiffman shifts attention away from the sensationalism surrounding who has control of the scrolls by focusing on how these texts shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.

 William Gibson: a literary companion /Tom Henthorne. This companion is meant both for general readers and for scholars interested in Gibson’s oeuvre. In addition to providing a literary and cultural context for works ranging from Gibson’s first short story, to his recent, bestselling novel, Zero History (2010), the companion offers commentary on Gibson’s subjects, themes, and approaches. It also surveys existing scholarship on Gibson’s work in an accessible way and provides.

 Women, gender, and Enlightenment /edited by Sarah Knott and Barbara Taylor. This path-breaking volume of interdisciplinary essays by forty leading scholars provides a detailed picture of the creative, controversial role played by women and gender issues in the age of light.

Remembrance Day Weekend hours

Alloway Library and Learning Commons will be closed on Remembrance Day Friday, November 11.

On Saturday November 12 we will be open from 10AM to 5PM, closing one hour earlier than our usual Saturday closing time.

Elanor Wood Children’s Book Collection

Within the Harro Van Brummelen Curriculum Resource Centre  are books donated to honour the memory of Elanor Wood. The child of TWU graduates, she passed away at a young age.  The Elanor Wood Collection celebrates her life –  and all strong girls – with a selection of children’s books  that have been generously funded by the many friends and colleagues of her parents Deb and Calvin Wood and Norma Marion Alloway Library.

These and many other titles are on display in the Curriculm Resource Centre and ready for borrowing.

 Amazing Grace  Grace loves stories, whether they’re from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace’s high-flying imagination.

 Bug girl: a true story   Real-life 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

 Change Your Name Store An exciting story of self-discovery from Leanne Shirtliffe (of the humor blog IronicMom), with fun, colorful illustrations takes children on a journey to find their true identity and to celebrate who they are–name and all. Who am I? It’s a question a lot of children seem to ask themselves

 Don’t hug Doug Meet Doug, an ordinary kid who doesn’t like hugs, in this fun and exuberant story which aims to spark discussions about bodily autonomy and consent.

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’.  She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. This powerful, poetic picture book will resonate with readers of all ages and is a celebration of diversity.

 Girl who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin Describes the life and accomplishments of the animal scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities, from her early life and autism diagnosis through her journey to become a livestock expert.Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding

 How to code a rollercoaster Pearl and her trusty rust-proof robot, Pascal, are enjoying a day out at the amusement park and learning more about coding

How to code a sandcastle

 I walk with Vanessa: a simple act of kindness The story of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. The perfect back-to-school read for every kid, family and classroom!

 Lucy tries hockey Lucy and her family are skating on an outdoor rink when she sees a game of hockey going on. It looks like fun, but maybe too challenging. Supported by her parents, Lucy enrolls in an introductory hockey clinic, and thanks to an encouraging instructor, she and her friends learn how to play hockey.

The Magical Yet Each of us, from the day we’re born, is accompanied by a special companion–the Yet. Can’t tie your shoes? Yet! Can’t ride a bike? Yet! Can’t play the bassoon? Don’t worry, Yet is there to help you out. The Magical Yet is the perfect tool for parents and educators to turn a negative into a positive when helping children cope with the inevitable difficult learning moments we all face.

 Not quite snow white  A picture book for magical yet imperfect children everywhere. Tameika is a girl who belongs on the stage. She loves to act, sing, and dance–and she’s pretty good at it!

 Pink hat Celebrate girl power with this charming and empowering picture book about a pink hat and the budding feminist who finds it. This simple and cheerful tale suggests, with not an ounce of preachiness, values of care and comfort and the support women have for each other across generations.

 Rain before rainbows  For anyone going through a difficult passage, this uplifting, beautifully illustrated picture book is about finding optimism in the darkest of places. Rain before rainbows, clouds before sun, night before daybreak–a new day’s begun. 

 Violet shrink A young girl navigates social anxiety at family gatherings and works with her father to find a solution. Violet Shrink doesn’t like parties. 

 What’s in your pocket: collecting nature’s treasures When you find something strange and wonderful, do you put it in your pocket? Meet nine scientists who, as kids, explored the great outdoors and collected “treasures”: seedpods, fossils, worms, and more.

 Your Name is a Song Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl’s mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.

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