April 12, 2016

New titles Tuesday ; Fresh list

A bumper-crop of forty-seven new titles were added to the catalogue this week. They came in a variety of formats:  print, eBook and streaming media.
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 Interrogating the new economy: restructuring work in the21st century /edited by Norene J. Pupo and Mark P. Thomas. Print 2010
Essays in the book discuss the ways in which new management strategies, new communication technologies, and efforts to revitalize the labour movement have transformed the Canadian workplace.

The plays of Roswitha eBook
Hrotsvitha or Roswitha (935-1002) was a 10th Benedictine Order canoness and poet in Gandersheim. She composed the first western drama since Antiquity.
The secret keeper: a novel /Kate Morton. Print 2013 
During a picnic at her family's farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy's ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance to discover the truth about that long-ago day, Laurel searches for answers that can only be found in Dorothy's past.

Carnal hermeneutics /edited by Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor.
Carnal Hermeneutics provides a philosophical approach to the body as interpretation. Transcending the traditional dualism of rational understanding and embodied sensibility, the volume argues that our most carnal sensations are already interpretations. Because interpretation truly goes "all the way down," carnal hermeneutics rejects the opposition of language to sensibility, word to flesh, text to body.

Containing the transcript of a lively dialogue between Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett on the topic of the status of atheism, this book highlights points of agreement and disagreement between the two.

The new atheism and its critics /editors, Peter A. French, Arizona State University, Howard K. Wettstein, University of California, Riverside. Print 2013
This volume is devoted to the claims, arguments, and perspectives of the New Atheists. The volume collects original work on these topics of leading thinkers in the philosophy of religion, epistemology, and metaphysics, and philosophy of science.
The Oxford dictionary of philosophy [electronic resource] /Simon Blackburn. 

Written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions, bring this authoritative third edition up to date. It is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.

Political Studies
De Montbrial lays the foundation for a praxeology, or a "science of action," to facilitate a better understanding of the dynamics of international problems and a more systematic approach to policy making. He develops a model to analyze different types of international problems that arise from interactions between different units; he then applies this model to a range of current and historical problems.
Terrorism /Andrew Silke. Print 2014 

A book about blunders and miscalculations, of the danger of underestimating a weak enemy and the hubris of empire. It encompasses tales of courage and despair, ruthlessness and tragedy, brutality and hope. In the end, it represents not just one but many warnings from history. About the care that is needed when confronted with terrorism and about just how badly events can go for even the most powerful state if they get it wrong.
Whose will be done?: essays on sovereignty and religion/John H.A. Dyck, Paul S. Rowe, and Jens Zimmerman ; foreword by Eric Elshtain. eBook 2015
TWU Authors
What is the proper relationship of religion to power? In this collection of essays, a group of interdisciplinary scholars address that question, building on the scholarship of the late Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain. 

Two preeminent authors and practitioners offer practical insights into administering and interpreting the Strong assessment. An overview of the Strong and general strategies are just the beginning. The guide goes deeper to discuss interpretation strategies for especially challenging profiles and client-specific approaches that work. Answers to frequently asked questions and a set of reproducible masters round out this tool for new and experienced users of the Strong instrument.

Religious Studies

Explores the significance of eschatological reflection for helping the church negotiate the contemporary world. In Part One, Hauerwas directly addresses his understanding of the eschatological character of the Christian faith. In Part Two, he deals with the political reality of the church in light of the end, addressing such issues as the divided character of the church, the imperative of Christian unity, and the necessary practice of sacrifice. In Part Three Hauerwas moves from theology and the church as a whole to focusing on how individual Christians should live in light of eschatology.

The collected sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer /translated from the German by Douglas W. Stott ... [et al.] ; edited by Isabel Best.
In his preaching, Bonhoeffer's strong, personal faith—the foundation for everything he did—shines in the darkness of Hitler's Third Reich and in the church’s struggle against it. Bonhoeffer's deep concern for the developments in his world is revealed in his sermons as he seeks to draw the listener into conversation with the promises and claims of the gospel—a conversation readers today are invited to join.
Creation and humanity /Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Print 2015 

In constructing his theology of creation and humanity, Karkkainen uniquely engages the natural sciences, including physical, cosmological, and neuroscientific theories. He devotes particular attention to the topics of divine action in a world subjected to scientific study, environmental pollution, human flourishing, and the theological implications of evolutionary theory -- with regard to both cosmos and humanity.

The cultic calendars of the ancient Near East[electronic resource] /Mark E. Cohen. eBook 1993
Among the many cultic calendars discussed are those of Ebla, Nuzi, Mari, Emar, Ugarit, the Sumerians, Amorites, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Elamites. Among topics discussed are the akitu-festival, spring, summer, and fall New Years, the lunar vs. solar calendar, festivals for the netherworld, and theories on the origin of the Nisannu-calendar.

Shows how Catholicism, building on more than a century of deep reform, will live out the promise of the Second Vatican Council by returning to its missionary roots, as Catholics rediscover the evangelical vocation of their baptism and the institutional Church is rebuilt for greater mission effectiveness.

Psychiatrist Tim Jennings unveils how our brains and bodies thrive when we have a healthy understanding of who God is. Our brains can adapt, change and rewire with redeemed thinking that frees us from unnecessary pain and suffering. Discover how neuroscience and Scripture come together to bring healing and transformation to our lives.

Hinduism and Christianity /N.K. Devaraja. Print 1969
Brahmananda Keshab Chandra Sen memorial lectures on comparative religion

Elaborates the thesis that Hebrews was designed to serve a legitimating function in the realm of social interaction, that its theology, symbolism and argument were designed to construct and maintain the symbolic universe of the community of the readers. It is argued that we cannot properly understand the theology, symbolism and argument of Hebrews apart from its first-century context.

Maxwell's passion & power /by W. Harold Fuller. 
Seen through the eyes of those who knew him best--his family and students--here is the unlikely drama of a Praire farmhouse Bible study that grew into a world-encircling ministry--all expressed in Maxwell's passion for life and spiritual power.
A standard and widely-used reference work for nearly 40 years has been thoroughly revised and updated to aid today's pastors, students, scholars, and teachers in their study of the New Testament.
Open-mindedness in the Bible and beyond: a volume of studies in honour of Bob Becking /edited by Marjo C.A. Korpel and Lester L. Grabbe. Print 2015
The contributions to this volume reflect upon changing paradigms within biblical scholarship, and in how biblical scholarship is taught. Taken together, they offer a multifaceted and informative indication of how open-mindedness in one's approach can yield fascinating results across the study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

Paul and Judaism: crosscurrents in Pauline exegesis and thestudy of Jewish-Christian relations /edited by Reimund Bieringer and Didier Pollefeyt. Print 2012
Considering Paul's theology in its Jewish context. The book finishes with an epilogue by pioneer of the New Perspective James D.G. Dunn.
Pentecostal healing: models in theology and practice /Kimberly Ervin Alexander. Print 2013
This is essential reading for an understanding of the background to Pentecostal thinking and will inform theological reflection on issues associated with the healing ministry of the Christian church.

Orthodox theologians from different theological perspectives reflect upon the scriptural passages which single out Peter among the disciples of Jesus.
Reimagining the sacred: Richard Kearney debates God /with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, and Merold Westphal ; edited by Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmermann. Print and eBook 2013 TWU Authors 
An interreligious dialogue that refuses to paper over religious difference, these conversations locate the sacred within secular society and affirm a positive role for religion in human reflection and action. A fresh encounter with our best-known voices in continental philosophy and their views on issues of importance to all spiritually minded individuals and skeptics: how to reconcile God's goodness with human evil, how to believe in both God and natural science, how to talk about God without indulging in fundamentalist rhetoric, and how to balance God's sovereignty with God's love.
The papers in this volume focus on some of the ways in which God's people have been rejected and exiled throughout history so as to become a diasporic people. They also discuss the ways God's scattered people have had to deal and cope with the resulting alienation as they have sought after God.

Before discussing a theology of each of the four letters, Davids first deals with their common aspects-their shared background in the Greco-Roman world and a similar Christology, view of the source of sin, and eschatology-thus justifying their being treated together.

This second edition, introduced and edited by Jeffrey H. Tigay, the author's corrections and revisions are incorporated, along with a new foreword. In addition, a new appendix, Questions for Uncovering the Message of a Biblical Text, is included, which provides the reader with a succinct articulation of Greenberg's approach to exegesis.

Through a series of intimate, illuminating interviews with various members of an evangelical church with hundreds of congregations across the country, Tanya Luhrmann leaps into the heart of evangelical faith. Combined with scientific research that studies the effect that intensely practiced prayer can have on the mind, When God Talks Back examines how normal, sensible people--from college students to accountants to housewives, all functioning perfectly well within our society--can attest to having the signs and wonders of the supernatural become as quotidian and as ordinary as laundry. Astute, sensitive, and extraordinarily measured in its approach to the interface between science and religion, Luhrmann's book is sure to generate as much conversation as it will praise. 
Drawing on various disciplines, from philosophy to neuroscience, Brown discovers new distinctions and connections in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Each book is studied in terms of its view of moral character and creation, as well as in terms of the social or intellectual crisis each book identifies. Brown argues that the real power of the wisdom corpus lies in its capacity to evoke the reader's sense of wonder.
Endless forms most beautiful: the new science of evo devo and the making of the animal kingdom /Sean B. Carroll ; with illustrations by Jamie W. Carroll, Josh P. Klaiss, Leanne M. Olds. Print & eBook 2006
For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo—Evolutionary Developmental Biology—is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. Within the pages of his rich and riveting book, Sean B. Carroll explains how we are discovering that complex life is ironically much simpler than anyone ever expected.

“I would point any organic chemist to this book who wants to learn about and do some fluorine chemistry. It provides uncluttered descriptions and a clear orientation to the literature in this important area of the organic chemistry”

Purification of laboratory chemicals (7th edition) /Wilfred L.F. Armarego, Christina Li Lin Chai. Print 2013
Keeps engineers, scientists, chemists, biochemists and students up to date with the purification of the chemical reagents with which they work, the processes for their purification, and guides readers on critical safety and hazards for the safe handling of chemicals and processes. The Seventh Edition is fully updated and provides expanded coverage of the latest commercially available chemical products and processing techniques, safety and hazards
Keystone species and trophic cascades are fundamental concepts in ecology.  This short film tells the story of how these concepts were first established on the coast of Washington state through the pioneering experiments of two young researchers: Robert Paine and James Estes.
Social Studies
The Amish /Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, and Steven M. Nolt.  Print 2013
An intimate portrait of Amish life, explores not only the emerging diversity and evolving identities within this distinctive American ethnic community, but also its transformation and geographic expansion.

John Van Engen's magisterial book keeps the Modern Devout at its center and thinks through their story anew. Few interpreters have read the Devout so insistently within their own time and space by looking to the social and religious conditions that marked towns and parishes in northern Europe during the fifteenth century and examining the widespread upheavals in cultural and religious life between the 1370s and the 1440s. Van Engen grasps the Devout in their humanity, communities, and beliefs, and places them firmly within the urban societies of the Low Countries and the cultures we call late medieval.

Containing remarkable new revelations, this book uses witness interviews - with Johnson, Lewis and Smith among others - to reconstruct the build-up to the race, the race itself, and the fallout when news of Johnson's positive test broke and he was forced into hiding. It also examines the rivalry of the two favourites going into it, and puts the race in a historical context, examining its continuing relevance on the sport today, where every new record elicits scepticism.
Hailed as both a classic in sport history and as a paradigmatic study in the anthropology of the past, This Great Symbol helped launch the new collaboration between historians and cultural anthropologists that continues to mark the human sciences worldwide.

Abstracts of articles carefully selected from more than 500 journals worldwide. Expert commentaries evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application to your practice. There's no faster or easier way to stay informed!

A dictionary of media and communication
[electronic resource] /Daniel Chandler, Rod Munday. eBook 2016
This new edition includes over 200 new complete entries and revises hundreds of others, as well as including hundreds of new cross-references. The biographical appendix has also been fully cross-referenced to the rest of the text. This dictionary is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students on degree courses in media or communication studies, and also for those taking related subjects such as film studies, visual culture, and cultural studies.
A dictionary of social media [electronic resource] /Daniel Chandler, Rod Munday.
Covers the whole realm of social media, providing accessible, authoritative, and concise entries centred primarily on websites and applications that enable users to create and share content, or to participate in social networking. Will be of great use to social media marketing specialists, bloggers, and to any general internet user.
"Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, "and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us - on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy.” Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door.

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