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New Titles Tuesday, July 5

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

 Listening in: a multicultural reading of the Psalms /Stephen Breck Reid. Reid maintains that every reader of the biblical text views it through the lens of other contexts. That is to say, communal narratives, cultural myths and stories, and the reader’s own experiences, influence what we bring to, and take away from, Scripture.

 Memory /edited by Ian Farr. This anthology investigates the turn in art not only towards archives and histories, the relics of modernities past, but toward the phenomena, in themselves, of “haunting” and the activation of memory. It looks at a wide array of artistic relationships to memory association, repetition and reappearance, as well as forms of “active” forgetting. Its discussions encompass artworks from the late 1940s onward. This collection also surveys the diversity of situations and registers in which contemporary artists explore memory.

 Systems /edited by Edward A. Shanken. Systems traces the radical shift in aesthetics from its roots in mid twentieth-century general systems theory, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence to the cutting-edge science of the present. The collected texts examine the connections between advanced technological systems, our bodies and minds; the relation of musical to spatial and architectural structures; and the ways in which systems-based art projects can create self-generating entities and networks, alter our experience of time, change the configurations of social relations, cross cultural borders, and interact with threatened ecosystems.

 The object /edited by Antony Hudek. This title focuses on the object as a key to understanding central aspects of modern and contemporary art. This anthology surveys such reappraisals of what constitutes the “objectness” of production, with art as its focus. The object becomes a prism through which to reread contemporary art and better understand its recent past.

 Time /edited by Amelia Groom. This collection surveys contemporary art and theory that proposes a wealth of alternatives to outdated linear models of time.

New Titles Tuesday, May 17

Here is a selection of titles added in the past week

 #LiveFully: reimagining the greatest calling on earth. Teacher edition /Brian Burchik. This course is the integration of three concentrations: worldview, identity, and calling. Students will learn how Christian faith impacts every area of life and human culture..

Blueprints: co-labor with Christ for a lifetime of fulfillment. Student workbook /Brian Burchik. Blueprints: co-labor with Christ for a lifetime of fulfillment. Teacher handbook /Brian Burchik.  Blueprings Bible course is about empowering students to build a life of godliness that sustains over the course of a lifetime.

Cool water /Dianne Warren. Juliet, Saskatchewan is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town–the welcome sign promises a population of one thousand and eleven–so it’s easy to believe that nothing of consequence takes place there. But the heart of Juliet beats with rich stories of its inhabitants. They all bring the prairie desert and the town of Juliet to vivid life in this funny, tragic and touching novel.”–

 Dinosaurs to defence: a story of the Suffield Block /by BATUS and others. Provides a fascinating background into the life of those of us who live and train with the British Army Training Unit Suffield. It also records the history of this magnificent part of Canada and is an excellent piece of joint Anglo-Canadian work

 Double duty: sketches and diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, Canadian war artist /edited by Carolyn Gossage. The 1942 – 1945 personal war journal of Molly Bobak, Canada’s first female war artist.

 Faulkner and the discourses of culture /Charles Hannon.  Hannon argues in his brilliant  study that the language of Faulkner’s fiction is replete with the voiced conflicts that shaped America and the South from the 1920s to1950.

 Finding joy in God’s names & attributes: a Christian devotional & Bible study resource /S.T. Perry. TWU Author. Now you can explore 40 of the most common names that are a tribute to God in this resourceful Christian devotional that explores them through: A lesson on each one with an overview of the name, Bible passages in which that name appears, A story or observation to give a clearer picture of the name, A thematic photograph with Bible verse overlaid, A short prayer at the conclusion of each chapter, and a Bible study resource to expand your knowledge.

Reformer without a church: the life and thought of Thomas Muentzer, 1488(?)-1525 /by Eric W. Gritsch.

The church, the new people of God /by David Ewert.

 The coronation voyage /Michel Marc Bouchard ; translated by Linda Gaboriau. May 1953. The Empress of France sets sail from Montreal. On the pretext of attending the celebrations marking the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, an important mafioso leaves for England where he secretly plans to live in exile with his two sons. Aboard this floating palace in the middle of the ocean, the petty lord of the Montreal underworld must face the most important decision of his dubious career: will he sacrifice his youngest son for a safe-conduct?

 The SBL handbook of style /Billie Jean Collins, project director ; Bob Buller, publishing director ; John F. Kutsko, executive director. The SBL Handbook of Style has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest practices among scholars, editors, and publishers as well as to take into account current trends in scholarly publishing. This edition has been meticulously supplemented with important new subject matter that fills gaps in the first edition. Chapters and sections have been reorganized and restructured to be more intuitive and logical.

  Half-lives: a guide to nuclear technology in Canada /Hans Tammemagi, David Jackson. The purpose of this book is to explain the fundamentals of radiation, nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, and other matters so they can be readily understood.

 Timeless at heart: essays on theology /C.S. Lewis ; edited by Walter Hooper. A collection of essays, published 1987, with preface by Walter Hooper. It consists of nine essays and a collection of short letters.  All were previously published; most found in God in the Dock

New Titles Tuesday, May 10

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

 A philosopher looks at human beings / Michael Ruse.  Why do we think ourselves superior to all other animals? In this book, Michael Ruse explores these questions in religion, science and philosophy. Ruse provides a compelling analysis of two rival views and the age-old conflict between them. In a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion, he draws on Darwinism and existentialism to argue that only the view that the world is a machine does justice to our humanity.

  A step-by-step guide to conducting an integrative review / edited by Coleen E. Toronto, Ruth Remington. This book examines components necessary to conduct a rigorous integrative review from formulating questions through dissemination of the results of the review. Each chapter focuses on one component or step in this process and is written in a straightforward and readable manner

Advances in questionnaire design, development, evaluation and testing / edited by Paul C. Beatty, Debbie Collins, Lyn Kaye, Jose-Luis Padilla, Gordon Willis, Amanda Wilmot.  This book brings together international experts in survey methodology to publish the results of the first conference in over a decade on questionnaire design and evaluation (QDET-2). The book is a proactive forum to prepare researchers to meet the next generation of challenges, making it of interest to both researchers and practitioners internationally in government, academia, and the private sector.

 Art heals: how creativity cures the soul / Shaun McNiff. A leader in art therapy shares powerful developments in the field and provides a roadmap for unlocking the spiritual and emotional healing benefits of creative expression

Assyrian rulers of the early first millennium BC / A. Kirk Grayson. Grayson presents the texts of the royal inscriptions from the earlier phase of the Neo-Assyrian period, a time in which the Assyrian kings campaigned as far as the Mediterranean and came into direct contact with biblical lands.

 Beyond policy analysis: public issue management in turbulent times / Leslie A. Pal (Carleton University, Hamad Bin Khalifa University), Graeme Auld (Carleton University), Alexandra Mallett   The abiding theme of this book has been the policy analysis ‘toolkit’ and how it needs to adapt to a changing – and turbulent – context .Key themes explored in this edition are: technology and how governments around the world are grappling with both its potential and its threats; the trajectory and impact of globalization; and changing views on governance and public management. —

Case studies in society, religion, and bioethics / Sana Loue. This book explores, through case studies, the interplay between religion, culture, government, and politics in diverse societies on questions arising in the domain of bioethics. The case studies draw from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including history, theology, law, bioethics, public policy, science, and medicine. The text’s global perspective permits a comparison of the differing approaches adopted by countries facing similar bioethical quandaries and the extent to which religion has or has not been instrumental in addressing such dilemmas.

 Critical thinking / Liz Brown. Critical thinking is the process of improving the way a person thinks about a subject, statement, or idea. When people use critical thinking skills, they are thinking about the way they think. Find out more in Critical Thinking.

Cultivating compassion: how digital storytelling is transforming healthcare / edited by Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner. This book explores how digital storytelling can catalyze change in healthcare. Edited by the co-founders of the award-winning Patient Voices Programme, the authors discuss various applications for this technique; from using digital storytelling as a reflective process, to the use of digital stories in augmenting quantitative data. This collection will appeal to those involved in delivering, managing or receiving healthcare and healthcare education and research, as well as people interested in digital storytelling and participatory media.

Die Ausgrabungen von Qumran und En Feschcha / Roland de Vaux ; deutsche Übersetzung und Informationsaufbereitung durch Ferdinand Rohrhirsch und Bettina Hofmeir. These are the excavation diaries of Roland de Vaux translated into German.

 Environmental philosophy, politics, and policy / edited by John A. Duerk.  This interdisciplinary anthology has been compiled to fuel informed conversations that we must have in the face of great environmental challenges.

 Essentials of health policy and law / Sara E. Wilensky, Joel B. Teitelbaum. Essentials of Health Policy and Law, explores the essential policy and legal issues impacting and flowing out of the healthcare and public health systems and the way health policies and laws are formulated. Concise and straightforward, this textbook is an introduction to the seminal issues in U.S. health policy and law, with a particular focus on national health reform under the Affordable Care Act.

 Exploring religion and diversity in Canada: people, practice and possibility / edited by Catherine Holtmann. This book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about the many ways in which religious diversity is manifest in day-to-day life Canada. Each chapter addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with religious diversity in a different realm of social life from families to churches, from education to health care, and from Muslims to atheists.

 Fallacies in medicine and health: critical thinking, argumentation and communication / Louise Cummings. This textbook examines the ways in which arguments may be used and abused in medicine and health. The central claim is that a group of arguments known as the informal fallacies – including slippery slope arguments, fear appeal, and the argument from ignorance – undertake considerable work in medical and health contexts, and that they can in fact be rationally warranted ways of understanding complex topics, contrary to the views of many earlier philosophers and logicians. It will be useful to students of critical thinking, reasoning, logic, argumentation, rhetoric, communication, health humanities, philosophy and linguistics.

 Gudea and his dynasty / Dietz Otto Edzard. The central part of the book is Gudea’s incription dedicated to the construction of the Eninnu, the main sanctuary of his city-god Ningirsu. It is composed of two parts, each displayed on a huge clay cylinder measuring 60 cm in height and 33 cm in diameter. The composition as a whole has 1366 cases or lines, and is among the longest Sumerian literary texts known at present. Although formally a building inscription, it is at the same time Sumerian poetic art at its best, and also a rich source for the study of Sumerian religion. Gudea’s inscriptions and those of his predecessors and followers are offered in the Latin transliteration of the original cuneiform texts, in translation, and they are provided with introductions, commentaries and explanatory notes, with the volume as a whole highlighting a century which was part of the so-called Neo-Sumerian period.

 Handbook of African philosophy of difference / Elvis Imafidon, editor. This handbook explores essential philosophical questions about the experience of difference and the other in African traditional and modern societies. Coverage examines the philosophical basis for the African contexts of gender differences, bodily differences and disability; racial, religious, and cultural differences; xenophobia and xenophilia; and issues of the otherings of non-human beings from human beings. This insightful analysis details the ontological, epistemological, and moral foundations of difference and alterity in African societies, both traditional and modern. This exploration offers a vital contribution to the philosophy of difference

 Healing haunted histories: a settler discipleship of decolonization / Elaine Enns and Ched Myers.  Healing Haunted Histories tackles the oldest and deepest injustices on the North American continent. It argues we can heal those wounds through the inward and outward journey of decolonization. The authors write as, and for, settlers on this journey, exploring the places, peoples, and spirits that have formed (and deformed) us. They look at issues of Indigenous justice and settler  response-ability  through the lens of Elaine’s Mennonite family narrative, tracing Landlines, Bloodlines, and Songlines like a braided river. From Ukrainian steppes to Canadian prairies to California chaparral, they examine her forebearers’ immigrant travails and trauma, settler unknowing and complicity, and traditions of resilience and conscience. And they invite readers to do the same. Part memoir, part social, historical, and theological analysis, and part practical workbook, this process invites settler Christians (and other people of faith) into a discipleship of decolonization. How are our histories, landscapes, and communities haunted by continuing Indigenous dispossession?

 Health care ethics through the lens of moral distress / Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio. This book provides a bridge between the theory to practice gap in contemporary health care ethics. It explores the messiness of everyday ethical issues and validates the potential impacts on health care professionals as wounded healers who regularly experience close proximity to suffering and pain. This book speaks to why ethics matters on a personal level and how moral distress experiences can be leveraged instead of hidden. The book offers contributions to both scholarship and the profession.

 Hegel’s aesthetics: the art of idealism / Lydia L. Moland. Hegel’s Aesthetics is the first comprehensive interpretation of Hegel’s philosophy of art in English in thirty years. It gives a new analysis of his notorious   end of art   thesis, shows the indispensability of his aesthetics to his philosophy generally, and argues for his theory’s relevance today.

 How to perform a systematic literature review: a guide for healthcare researchers, practitioners and students / Edward Purssell, Niall McCrae. This textbook is an authoritative and accessible guide to an activity that is often found overwhelming. The authors steer readers on a logical, sequential path through the process, taking account of the different needs of researchers, students and practitioners. Practical guidance is provided on the fundamentals of systematic reviewing and also on advanced techniques such as meta-analysis. Examples are given in each chapter, with a succinct glossary to support the text.

 Idolizing the idea: a critical history of modern philosophy / Wayne Cristaudo.  Cristaudo takes up the argument put forward by Thomas Reid that modern philosophy has generally continued along the ‘way of ideas’ to its own detriment. His argument identifies the major paradigmatic developments in modern philosophy commencing from the new metaphysics pioneered by Descartes up until the analytic tradition and the anti-domination philosophies which now dominate social and political thought.

 Intersectionality as critical social theory / Patricia Hill Collins.  Collins offers a set of analytical tools for those wishing to develop intersectionality’s capability to theorize social inequality in ways that would facilitate social change.

 It keeps me seeking: the invitation from science, philosophy, and religion / Andrew Briggs, Hans Halvorson, and Andrew Steane.  This title offers an exposition on the common phrase ‘science and religion’. Science has something to say about every aspect of human experience, and religion is, broadly speaking, the attempt by people to find and assert meaningfulness.

 Language pangs: on pain and the origin of language / Ilit Ferber Language Pangs brings together discussions of philosophical as well as literary texts focusing on the relationship between pain and language.

 Madness: a philosophical exploration / Justin Garson.. In Madness, philosopher of science Garson presents a radically different paradigm for conceiving of madness and the forms that it takes. In this paradigm, which he calls madness-as-strategy, madness is neither a disease nor a defect, but a designed feature, like the heart or lungs.

 Medical humanism, chronic illness, and the body in pain: an ecology of wholeness / Vinita Agarwal. With an increasing number of individuals living with chronic illness and pain, integrative approaches offering self-management support are needed. This book proposes a multi-layered framework integrating the body/self/environment that cultivates wholeness as an authentic embodied presence in alignment with a reflexive self.

 Neuroexistentialism: meaning, morals, and purpose in the age of neuroscience / edited by Gregg D. Caruso and Owen Flanagan. ‘Neuroexistentialism’ brings together some of the world’s leading philosophers, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and legal scholars to tackle our neuroexistentialist predicament and explore what the mind sciences can tell us about morality, love, emotion, autonomy, consciousness, selfhood, free will, moral responsibility, criminal punishment, meaning in life, and purpose.

 On concepts, modules, and language: cognitive science at its core / edited by Roberto G. de Almeida and Lila R. Gleitman. Leading cognitive scientists–Chomsky, Pylyshyn, Gallistel, and others–examine their own work in relation to one of cognitive science’s most influential and polemical figures: Jerry Fodor.

 On the spectrum: autism, faith, and the gifts of neurodiversity / Daniel Bowman Jr. This book debunks myths about autism and autistics with a realistic yet hope-filled deep dive into the heart, mind, and life of an autistic Christian.

 Overcoming epistemic injustice: social and psychological perspectives / edited by Benjamin R. Sherman and Stacey Goguen. The essays collected in this volume draw from cutting-edge social science research and detailed case studies, to suggest how we can better tackle our unconscious reactions and institutional biases, to help ameliorate epistemic injustice.

 Person-centred healthcare research / edited by Brendan McCormack, Sandra van Dulmen, Hilde Eide, Kirsti Skovdahl, Tom Eide. Person-Centred Healthcare Research provides an innovative and novel approach to exploring a range of research designs and methodological approaches aimed at investigating person-centred healthcare practice within and across healthcare disciplines.

 Philosophers on the university: reconsidering higher education / Ronald Barnett, Amanda Fulford, editors. This book shows the significance of the thinking of philosophers (and other key thinkers) in understanding the university and higher education. Through those explorations, it widens and substantially adds to the emerging philosophy of higher education. It builds on the historical literature on the idea of the university, and provides higher education scholars with highly accessible introductions to the thinking of key philosophers and thinkers, alerting them to a set of literature that otherwise might not be encountered.

 Philosophy, ethics and politics / Paul Ricoeur ; edited by Catherine Goldenstein ; translated by Kathleen Blamey.  In this series of interviews and dialogues which took place between 1981 and 2003,  Ricoeur addresses some of the central questions of political philosophy and ethics: justice, violence, war, the environmental crisis, the question of evil, ethical and political action in the polis. This volume of interviews and dialogues with one of the most important French philosophers of the post-war period will be of interest to anyone interested in the great political and ethical questions of our time.

 Precautionary reasoning in environmental and public health policy / David B. Resnik. This book fills a gap in the literature on the Precautionary Principle by placing the principle within the wider context of precautionary reasoning and uses philosophical arguments and case studies to demonstrate when it does — and does not — apply. The book invites the reader to take a step back from the controversy surrounding the Precautionary Principle and consider the overarching rationales for responding to threats to the environment or public health.

 Primary sources / Leia Tait.  A primary source is a document or record that provides a firsthand account of an event, a time period, or a particular subject. Primary sources are created at the time an event occurs. Find out more in Primary Sources

 Recuperating the global migration of nurses / Cleovi C. Mosuela. Sitting at the nexus of labor migration and health care work, this book examines the dynamic relationship between nurses’ cross-border movement and efforts to regulate their migration. Grounded in multi-sited qualitative research, this volume analyzes the changing social dimensions and transnational scale of global nursing, focusing particularly on the recruitment from the Philippines to Germany. As it takes a critical eye to the emerging field of migration governance or management as the preferred policy response to competing discourses of global care crises and the global competition for skilled care work, this book highlights not only the shifting web of actors, discourses, and practices in care work migration management, but also, and more importantly, how various forms of care figure in the global migration of nurses.

 Refugees / Harriet Brundle, Blaine Wiseman. Why do people become refugees? How does it feel to be a refugee? How do refugees travel to a new home? Discover more about the reasons people become refugees in Refugees, part of the World Issues series.

 Rulers of Babylonia: from the second dynasty of Isin to the end of Assyrian domination (1157-612 BC) / Grant Frame. This is the sixth volume of ancient cuneiform texts being prepared under the auspices of The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, and the first volume for the Babylonian periods. The purpose of the project is to locate and publish standard editions of the texts known as the Royal Inscriptions from ancient Mesopotamia

 Sargonic and Gutian periods, 2334-2113 BC / Douglas Frayne. The time period covered by this volume extends from the accession of Sargon of Akkad to the end of the Gutian period (2334-2133 BC). In this corpus we find the first extensive use of the Akkadian language, in it oldest known dialect, for royal inscriptions. Nearly all the texts in this volume are recorded in that language.

 Sex- and gender-based analysis in public health / Jacqueline Gahagan, Mary K. Bryson, editors. This book is the first to focus on sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) in public health, addressing the dearth of thinking, practice, and publication on SGBA and public health. This book analyses the movement toward SGBA in Canada and internationally, highlighting some key examples of public health concern such as HIV/AIDS and tobacco use. An international group of experts in the fields of SGBA, public health, program evaluation, policy development, and research comprise the authorship of the book. The book also is an essential resource for specialists in public health policy, programming, research, and evaluation.

 Staying safe online / Harriet Brundle, Blaine Wiseman. How can we stay safe online? What is cyber bullying? What is my digital footprint? Discover more about using the internet safely in Staying Safe Online, part of the World Issues series.

 That something else: a reflection on medicine and humanity / Tim Harlow.  In this unique book, Harlow shows us that there is a great deal more to medicine than we think. He helps us see how some of the important connections between doctor and patient work in surprising ways. The author sees these routine things from an unusual angle and avoids medical jargon. He uses his medical lens to show us new questions and make us think about what it means to be human. This book will help both doctors and patients to think about the deep underpinnings of both our lives and our deaths.

 The art is long: primary texts on medicine and the humanities / edited by Alexis M. Butzner. This unique volume presents a lens with which to examine the intersection of literature and medicine with diverse selections that span time and the globe. With authors from Sushruta to Hippocrates, Margery Kempe to John Donne, and Susie King Taylor to Sigmund Freud, the volume  highlights the voices of women, people of color, and those who have been overlooked or marginalized by the medical establishment.  In addition to more traditional works, readers will find snippets of literary and narrative encounters with medicine by writers who are neither doctors nor nurses, including professional caretakers and people who might be labelled “quacks” today but whose contributions represent a part of medical history. This anthology also includes medical reportage and philosophy, fiction and nonfiction, image and poetry.

 The care factor: a story of nursing and connection in the time of social distancing / Ailsa Wild. The Care Factor tells the story of one incredible nurse, Simone “Sim” Sheridan,  who chose to meet an unprecedented global health crisis on the frontline.  The result is a deeply human account of what the pandemic has really meant, not just for Sim and her fellow health professionals, but also for their patients, their families and friends, and the many who faced life in lockdown. This is a celebration of nursing, of friendship, and of the layers of connection and care that allow us to keep going when it feels impossible.

 The logic of information: a theory of philosophy as conceptual design / Luciano Floridi. Floridi presents an innovative approach to philosophy, conceived as conceptual design. He explores how we make, transform, refine, and improve the objects of our knowledge. He articulates and defends the thesis that knowledge is design and philosophy is the ultimate form of conceptual design.

 The Oxford handbook of philosophy of technology / edited by Shannon Vallor.  The Handbook gives readers a view into philosophical understanding, offering an in-depth collection of leading and emerging voices in the philosophy of technology. The thirty-two contributions in this volume cut across and connect diverse philosophical traditions and methodologies. The Handbook also gives readers a new sense of what philosophy looks like when fully engaged with the disciplines and domains of knowledge that continue to transform the material and practical features and affordances of our world, including engineering, arts and design, computing, and the physical and social sciences. This new collection challenges the reader with provocative and original insights on the history, concepts, problems, and questions to be brought to bear upon humanity’s complex and evolving relationship to technology.

 The philosophy of philosophy / Timothy Williamson.  The expanded new edition of one of the most influential and controversial books about the nature of philosophy published in the past several decades,  The Philosophy of Philosophy presents an original, unified concept of philosophy as a non-natural science. In this provocative work, distinguished philosopher  Williamson challenges widely-held assumptions and clarifies long-standing misconceptions about the methodology and nature of philosophical inquiry. The author rejects the standard narratives of contemporary philosophy developed from naturalism, the linguistic turn, postmodern irony, and other prominent trends of the twentieth century. New topics include the recent history of analytic philosophy, assessments of experimental philosophy, theories of concepts and understanding, Wittgensteinian approaches, popular philosophy, naturalism, morally-loaded examples in philosophy, philosophical applications of scientific methods, and many more.

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 The quadruple aim in nursing: improving care, lowering costs, benefiting populations, elevating work life / Sue Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN.  Created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Quadruple Aim method is not nursing-specific, but its framework for optimizing health system performance is coherent with the nursing profession today. This book argues that the widespread adoption of the Quadruple Aim could help create a sustainable healthcare system. Using the work and legacy of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, this book provides an early example of successful, holistic healthcare that balances cost-effectiveness with quality of care for both patients and nurses.

 The SAGE handbook of social studies in health and medicine / edited by Susan C. Scrimshaw, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein and Julian Fisher. With new chapters on key topics such as mental health, the environment, race, ethnicity and health, and pharmaceuticals, this new edition maintains its multidisciplinary framework and bridges the gap between health policy and the sociology of health.  This second edition brings together a diverse range of leading international scholars with contributors from Australia, Puerto-Rico, USA, Guatemala, Germany, Sri Lanka, Botswana, UK, South Sudan, Mexico, South Korea, Canada and more.

 Ur III period, 2112-2004 BC / Douglas Frayne. This volume provides editions of all known royal inscriptions of the five kings of the Third Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004 BC), from Ur-Nammu to Ibbi-Sin, as well as those of contemporaneous rulers of states on the periphery of the Ur III empire (excluding Elam). Ur III Period contains the first complete edition of the Fu-Sin inscriptions.

 Visual methodologies: an introduction to researching with visual materials / Gillian Rose. A bestselling critical guide to the study and analysis of visual culture. Existing chapters have been fully updated to offer a rigorous examination and demonstration of an individual methodology in a clear and structured style.

 What’s the use?: on the uses of use / Sara Ahmed.  Ahmed continues the work she began in The Promise of Happiness and Willful Subjects by taking up a single word–in this case, use–and following it around. She shows how use became associated with life and strength in nineteenth century biological and social thought and considers how utilitarianism offered a set of educational techniques for shaping individuals by directing them toward useful ends. She notes the potential for queer use: how things can be used in ways that were not intended or by those for whom they were not intended.

 Writing for publication in nursing and healthcare: getting it right / edited by Karen Holland, Roger Watson.  This comprehensive resource covers all aspects of writing for publication, including good practice in reviewing, the editorial process, ethical aspects of publishing, and the rules that govern academic writing, publishing, and dissemination. Assuming no prior expertise in the subject, the text uses an accessible, step-by-step approach that incorporates a wealth of real-life examples, hands-on activities, and valuable tips throughout. The definitive introduction to the subject, Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare is a must-have for all nurses and healthcare professionals, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and healthcare programs who are required to write for publication.

 Writing the literature review: a practical guide / Sara Efrat Efron, Ruth Ravid. This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review–an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work. This is the first book to focus on crafting different types of reviews (systematic, traditional-narrative, or hermeneutic-phenomenological) that reflect the writer’s research question, methodological choices, and approaches to knowledge. The book includes dos and don’ts for evaluating studies and constructing an argument, and software suggestions for locating, organizing, and arranging sources

New Titles Tuesday, April 5

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

 Afflicting the comfortable, comforting the afflicted: a guide to law and gospel preaching /Glenn L. Monson ; foreword by Craig Alan Satterlee. A classic theology and a contemporary school of preaching come together in this new work.  Monson has taken the substantial concerns of Law and Gospel theologians and combined them with the insights of the New Homiletic School to come up with a guide to sermon development that helps any preacher deliver Law and Gospel sermons in a contemporary way. The author leads the reader through a step-by-step process in thinking about Law and Gospel preaching from exegesis through sermon design to manuscript writing. Multiple examples from assigned lectionary texts are included, and several sermons are analyzed in detail. This book will be an invaluable friend of any lectionary preacher for whom Sunday is always coming and who longs to preach classic Law and Gospel sermons in a new and fresh way.

 Alexander or Jesus?: the origin of the title Son of God /W.E.L. Broad ; foreword by William R. Telford. This book explores the reasons why such a comparatively obscure person should be called’Son of God’soon after his death. William Broad sets stories of Jesus against the backdrop of the religions of the time and shows how St. Paul in Greece chose the mythical title’son of a god’for Jesus as being one that would attract the attention of his Gentile hearers and reveal his great significance. However, Broad notes that Jesus was not the first historical person to have been called a son of god. Alexander the Great had been so titled 350 years before. Alexander or Jesus? explores stories of this remarkable king and shows that these tales significantly affected the way the Gospels declared the Divine Sonship of Jesus. It further reveals that Jesus’birth and his epiphany are not the unique events that many believe.

 Biblical narrative learning: teaching adequate faith in the Gospel of John /Tung Chiew Ha. Biblical narrative learning is a non-critical educational approach for Christian communities with diverse learning backgrounds, involving three sets of movement: inquire and invent, interpret and imagine-inspire, and imitate and impart. It is grounded in humankind’s universal capacity to teach and learn through stories and built on practices in narrative learning, along with biblical narratives. The Gospel of John provides a model for this interpretive process that continues the teaching of living in a loving relationship with God and one another.

 Christian Zionism: navigating the Jewish-Christian border /Faydra L. Shapiro ; foreword by Brad H. Young. Christian Zionism has received no small amount of criticism from observers who take issue with the movement’s pro-Israel politics or its theology. What if we listened seriously to what Christian Zionists and Jewish partners said about Jews, Judaism, and Israel?

 Church planting in Europe: connecting to society, learning from experience /edited by Evert Van de Poll, Joanne Appleton. Church Planting in Europe helps to answer the question of how churches can become more relevant to the societies in which they exist. From biblical and missiological reflections to case studies and practical examples, the book gives insights into many of the key issues that church planters and those concerned with ‘missionary’ renewal of existing churches are grappling with. Special attention is paid to the sociocultural and religious characteristics of Europe, which is marked by secularization, new forms of spirituality, and a unique Christian heritage. The contributors represent a wide variety of backgrounds and contexts across Europe and this is reflected in the breadth of topics covered.

 Did Jesus speak Greek?: the emerging evidence of Greek dominance in first-century Palestine  /by G. Scott Gleaves ; foreword by Rodney Eugene Cloud. Traditionally, the authenticity of Jesus’s teaching has been linked to the recovery of the original Aramaic that presumably underlies the Gospels. The Aramaic Hypothesis infers that the Gospels represent theological expansions, religious propaganda, or blatant distortions of Jesus’s teachings. Consequently, uncovering the original Aramaic of Jesus’s teachings will separate the historical Jesus from the mythical personality. G. Scott Gleaves, in Did Jesus Speak Greek?, contends that the Aramaic Hypothesis is inadequate as an exclusive criterion of historical Jesus studies and does not aptly take into consideration the multilingual culture of first-century Palestine. Evidence from archaeological, literary, and biblical data demonstrates Greek linguistic dominance in Roman Palestine during the first century CE. Such preponderance of evidence leads not only to the conclusion that Jesus and his disciples spoke Greek but also to the recognition that the Greek New Testament generally and the Gospel of Matthew in particular were original compositions and not translations of underlying Aramaic sources.

 Evangelism and social concern in the theology of Carl F.H. Henry /Jerry M. Ireland. Henry’s regenerational model of evangelism and social concern stands on the shoulders of Augustine and many others, and offers what may be the best way forward. This book explores Henry’s thoughts on this subject and sets him in dialogue with numerous others who have written on these topics. Thus it will prove a valuable resource for all interested in this topic.

 Expressing theology: a guide to writing theology that readers want to read /Jonathan C. Roach, Gricel Dominguez. Expressing Theology challenges writers of theology to craft engaging, compelling, and beautiful prose that grabs readers’ attention and makes reading a pleasure. Expressing Theology provides writers of theology–academics, aspiring, and published–with perspectives and writing techniques to write theology that readers want to read.

 From suffering to solidarity: the historical seeds of Mennonite interreligious, interethnic, and international peacebuilding /edited by Andrew P. Klager, foreword by Marc Gopin. TWU Author.  From Suffering to Solidarity explores the historical seeds of Mennonite peacebuilding approaches and their application in violent conflicts around the world. The authors in this book first draw out the experiences of Anabaptists and Mennonites from the sixteenth-century origins through to the present that have shaped their approaches to conflict transformation and inspired new generations of Mennonites to engage in relief, development, and peacebuilding to alleviate the suffering of others whose experiences today reflect those of their ancestors.

 In defense of the eschaton: essays in Reformed apologetics /William D. Dennison ; edited by James Douglas Baird ; foreword by Lane G. Tipton ; preface by Mark A. Garcia. An anthology of Dennison’s essays on the Reformed apologetics of Cornelius Van Til. Written over the course of Dennison’s many years of study, the chapters in this volume investigate Van Til’s theory of knowledge, revelation, common grace, antithesis, Christian education, and the history of ideas, as well as examine key Scriptures to identify the redemptive-historical structure of a biblical apologetic method. In the end, Dennison finds that Reformed apologetics must take eschatology seriously.

 Indigenous peoples in Canada /Darion Boyington, John Roberts. This is a concise overview of Indigenous Peoples from pre-contact to the 21st century. The book is intended for any overview course in Native Studies. It examines key topics such as treaty processes, land claims, and contemporary socio-economic issues and features an emphasis on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and its calls to action.

 Is the atheist my neighbor?: rethinking Christian attitudes toward atheism /Randal Rauser. For the last three centuries Christians have widely assumed that atheism is always a result of a rebellious, sinful rejection of God. According to this view, at some level atheists really do know there is a God, but they sinfully suppress this knowledge because they want to live independently of God. But what if some folks are atheists not because they’re sinful and foolish but because they’ve thought hard, they’ve looked carefully, and they have simply not found God?

 Jesus and jihad: reclaiming the prophetic heart of Christianity and Islam /Robert F. Shedinger. Jesus and Jihad argues that in early Muslim sources jihad stood for the struggle to transform a violent and unjust pre-Islamic world.

 Listening to the neighbor: from a missional perspective of the other /Byungohk Lee. Lee contends the church has to embrace the dialogical dimension in missional terms because the triune God is the subject of mission. In contrast, for many churches in Asia, including Korea, mission has generally tended to be practiced in a monological, rather than dialogical, manner. The neighbor has not been regarded as a conversational partner of the church, but only as the object for its mission. In Listening to the Neighbor, Lee shows that some local churches have participated in God’s mission by listening to their neighbors. He argues that listening is not a technique, but a multifaceted learning process in missional terms. .

 Orange proverbs and purple parables: the enterprise of reading the holy scriptures as scripture /W.R. Brookman. Orange Proverbs & Purple Parables is a book about reading the Bible. This book explores wide-ranging approaches and considerations germane to the enterprise of reading. It weaves through a labyrinth of characters and disciplines as it explores this enterprise of reading the Holy Scriptures. The likes of Chomsky, Augustine, neuroscience, Barth, linguistics, theological interpretation, Origen, metaphor theory, devotional reading, and Jerome, along with many more people and fields of inquiry, are all garnered to encourage the reader in an exploration of the enterprise of reading the Holy Scriptures.

 Salvation for the sinned-against: Han and Schillebeeckx in intercultural dialogue /Kevin P. Considine ; foreword by Robert J. Schreiter. Salvation for the Sinned-Against attempts to suggest a renewed understanding of God’s salvation for the victims of sin within the intercultural and globalizing context of the twenty-first century. It offers a thorough treatment of Schillebeeckx, intercultural hermeneutics, and the Korean concept of han, and brings them into dialogue with the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et spes. This book is the first in-depth study of han from a Roman Catholic perspective and the first to attempt to integrate han into Roman Catholic theology in order to begin to envision salvation for the sinned-against creature.

 Shadow of Oz: theistic evolution and the absent God /Wayne D. Rossiter. In the century and a half since Darwin’s Origin of Species, there has been an ongoing–and often vociferously argued–conversation about our species’ place in creation and its relationship to a Creator. A growing number of academic professionals see no conflict between Darwin’s view of life and the Christian faith. Dubbed theistic evolution, this brand of Christianity holds that God has used processes like Darwinian evolution to achieve his creation. But is that true? Can Darwin’s mechanism of natural selection acting on chance mutations be reconciled with God’s intentionality?

 Shaken faith: what you don’t know (and need to know) about faith crises and how they affect spiritual growth /Sanejo I. Leonard ; foreword by Gary Black Jr. This book takes an honest and in-depth look at faith crises experiences from interviews with sixty people, and five biblical narratives, addressing head-on the issues of doubt and times of questioning one’s faith. Shaken Faith outlines a biblical perspective and a fresh way of viewing doubt, the questions Christians experience in their faith, and faith crisis moments. In order for faith to be real, it must be challenged and shaken, so that the depth of the faith can be rooted in an unshakable God.

 Soul mentoring: discover the ancient art of caring for others /David Robinson. Soul Mentoring draws upon the wisdom of Gregory the Great (540-604) from his Pastoral Care, one of the most widely read books on mentoring from the ancient world. Gregory has ancient wisdom applicable to mentoring in our time, both for mentors and mentees, friends and family, coaches and teachers, clergy and spiritual directors, among other people looking for guidance in the ancient art of caring for souls.

 That he might be revealed: water imagery and the identity of Jesus in the gospel of John /Rhonda G. Crutcher. Water is a core symbol in the Gospel of John and is particularly prevalent in passages that involve the revelation of Jesus’s identity. Using Richard Bauckham’s category of a Christology of Divine Identity, That He Might Be Revealed explores the way the Fourth Evangelist plays on the memory of the major water events of Israel’s history and mythology in order to incorporate Jesus into the divine identity.

 The Brancacci Chapel, Florence /Andrew Ladis.  Book features the fresco paintings on the walls of the Brancacci Chapel in Florence Italy. Painted by Masaccio in the early Renaissance period. Over 60 color illustrations of the fresco paintings and details of the works. Includes notes and bibliography.

 The Lord’s prayer: confessing the new covenant /J. Warren Smith. The Lord’s Prayer: Confessing the New Covenant is not a Bible study in the traditional sense. It challenges us to think about the Lord’s Prayer anew by understanding it as a confession of the New Covenant that Christ makes with us when we are made children of God in baptism. In hearing these familiar words afresh we learn to remember our baptismal covenant so that we might live more fully into that new relationship with God and with one another.

  The only sacrament left to us: the threefold Word of God in the theology and ecclesiology of Karl Barth /Thomas Christian Currie. The Only Sacrament Left to Us recovers Barth’s doctrine of the threefold Word of God and shows that it is at the heart of Barth’s ecclesiological commitments, and that Barth offers a distinct and robust doctrine of the church worthy to be carried forward into the twenty-first-century debates about the church’s place in God’s economy. The book explores the central role of the threefold Word of God in Barth’s theology of the church, explains its place in Barth’s later doctrine of reconciliation, and seeks to engage the field of Barth studies with contemporary ecclesiological questions.

 The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church /edited by Andrew Louth. Contains over 6,500 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject. In this new edition, great efforts have been made to increase and strengthen coverage of on Christianity and the history of churches in areas beyond Western Europe. In particular, there have been extensive additions with regards to the Christian Church in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Australasia. Significant updates have also been included on topics such as liturgy, Canon Law, recent international developments, non-Anglican missionary activity, and the increasingly important area of moral and pastoral theology, among many others.

 The trinitarian dance: how the Triune God develops transformational leaders /Sharon Tam ; foreword by Leighton Ford. The Trinitarian Dance presents a model of leadership development based on the Holy Trinity. Part one analyzes the present state of the cultural and ecclesiastical situation in Canada, identifying specific trends and aspects relating to the need for development of effective leadership in the church. In Part two,  a theology of trinitarian leadership is developed based on the dynamic of perichoresis, with the motif of a dance used to present a paradigm of transformational leadership. Part three offers church-based strategies for leadership development, concluding with a creative application of the doxological formula that captures the thrust of the entire book and leads it to a finale that includes a benediction of hope for the church through this leadership model.

 Why, God?: suffering through cancer into faith /Margaret Carlisle Cupit, with her grandfahter, Edward Hugh Harrison. As a  nineteen-year-old chemistry major at Cupit is selected to spend the summer after her freshman year doing research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Instead, she finds herself a patient there, fighting a life-threatening form of pediatric cancer and suffering through a year of aggressive chemotherapy and surgery. Refusing to believe what many tell her–that the cancer was all part of’God’s plan’–she finds solace in journaling and begins a discussion with her grandfather, a university professor specializing in philosophy of religion. Through her experiences and writing about them, Cupit discovers that she may be a person of faith after all–just not in the way she expected. Her grandfather, Harrison has selected and arranged the journal entries and their faith conversation and has commented on them in order to bring out the spiritual dimensions of her experience. The coauthors hope the book will help other sufferers recognize the presence of a loving God in the midst of pain, uncertainty and death.

 Women and worship at Corinth: Paul’s rhetorical arguments in 1 Corinthians /Lucy Peppiatt ; foreword by Douglas Campbell. Peppiatt offers a reading of 1 Corinthians 11-14 in which she proposes that Paul is in conversation with the Corinthian male leadership regarding their domineering, superior, and selfish practices, including coercing the women to wear head coverings, lording it over the ”have-nots” at the Lord’s Supper, speaking in tongues all at once, and ordering married women to keep quiet in church. Through careful exegesis and theological comment this reading not only brings internal coherence to the text, but paints a picture of the apostle gripped by a vision for a new humanity ”in the Lord, ” resulting in his refusal to compromise with the traditional views of his own society. Instead, as those who should identify with the crucified Christ, he exhorts the Corinthians to make ”love” their aim, and thus to restore dignity and honor to women, the outsider, and the poor.

 Women in ministry: questions and answers in the exploration of a calling /Shannon Nicole Smythe ; foreword by Robert W. Wall. In many Christian congregations and college classrooms, debates over the ordination and ministry of women create hurtful and debilitating divisions among believers. This new book by Shannon Smythe leans into those inhospitable places by inviting readers into a process of discernment that intends to lead them, and women especially, into a fresh awareness of their sacred calling to a ministry of the gospel. Smythe presents a carefully curated collection of thoughtful answers to common questions asked by those investigating this topic, inviting them to share in the communal practice of studying scripture together in dialogue with the church’s theological traditions and the testimonies of faithful women.

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