June 28, 2016

New Titles Tuesday, June 28

It’s hard to imagine! Fifteen thousand titles were added to Alloway Library’s collection this month. Here’s a random sampling.  Click to view any of these titles; TWU login may be required.

At the altar of Wall Street: the rituals, myths, theologies,sacraments, and mission of the religion known as the modern global economy /Scott W. Gustafson.
Gustafson argues that economics performs the same function in contemporary American culture that religions did in past cultures. He describes and analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, reformers, sacraments, and mission of economics to show how the economy operates as our de facto "god." Understanding how economics functions as a religion is the first step in addressing many of today's political and social problems, Gustafson says. 

Commentary on Matthew /St. Hilary of Poitiers ; translated by D.H. Williams.
Likely the earliest of Hilary's writings, this commentary has none of the polemic against the "Arians" that figured so prominently in most of his later works. 

Gregory S. Cootsona shows us how Lewis can serve as a guide to the ups and downs of the Christian journey. All those wishing to deepen and enrich their own spiritual journey will find much guidance and wisdom in these pages

Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race. She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm. 

Morris examines the complex roots of contemporary attitudes toward women who kill by providing a new perspective on violent women in Victorian literature. 

More than just stories, these narratives underlie a belief system that informs everyday attitudes toward the earth." "The Earth's Blanket suggests how systems of traditional ecological knowledge can contribute to the modern world. 

Putting research into practice, this book presents a practical guide to spiritual reminiscence with older people living with dementia. Clear, step-by-step instructions for planning and hosting sessions are accompanied by important information on what spiritual care actually is, and its importance in caring for older people with dementia.

Handbook of PTSD: science and practice /edited by Matthew J. Friedman, Terence M. Keane, Patricia A. Resick.
Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together foremost authorities on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PRINT

How the world changed: social media /Daniel Miller [and eight others].
This book offers a comparative analysis summarising the results of the research and exploring the impact of social media on politics and gender, education and commerce. Supported by an introduction to the project’s academic framework and theoretical terms that help to account for the findings, the book argues that the only way to appreciate and understand something as intimate and ubiquitous as social media is to be immersed in the lives of the people who post. 

Through playful and purposeful exercises, you'll develop your natural aptitude for communication, strengthening your ability to come up with things to say, and your ability to get those things into the minds (and the hearts) of readers. You'll learn to: train and develop your writer's powers--creativity, memory, observation, imagination, curiosity, and the subconscious; understand the true nature of the relationship between you and your readers; find your writer's voice; get required writing projects done so you have more time for the writing you want to do.

Islam and the foundations of political power [electronic resource] /Ali Abdel Razek ; translated by Maryam Loutfi ; edited by Abdou Filali-Ansary.
The publication of this essay in Egypt in 1925 took the contemporaries of Ali Abdel Razek by storm. Challenging fundamental ideas about political power, it was the focus of much attention and the seed of a heated debate. It was especially potent as at this time the Muslim world was in great turmoil over the questiion of the abolition of the caliphate by Mustapha Kemal Ataturk in Turkey. The essay gave rise to a series of "refutations" and unleashed the Arab world's first great public debate with polemics supporting or refuting Ali Abdel Razek's ideas published all over the press. 

If you are unfamiliar with the 1960s, the counterculture, the hippie movement, and the Jesus People, then this book will transport you to that era and introduce you to the generation and the decade that turned American culture upside down. If you have read other books on the Jesus People, this account will take you by surprise. A refreshingly different narrative that unveils a storyline and characters not commonly known to have been associated with the movement, this book argues that the Jesus People, though often trivialized and stigmatized as a group of lost and vulnerable youth who strayed from the Fundamentalism of their childhood, helped American Christianity negotiate a way forward in a post-1960s culture.

This book presents a study of contact archaeology that explores the dynamics of Aboriginal occupation of far north-east Queensland's rainforest region. Cultural trajectories traced through time are defined by material culture and technology, plant use and rainforest settlement patterns. The results show that applying a temporal interdisciplinary framework to contact investigations has the capacity to reveal continuity as well as change in an Aboriginal society.

The definitive biography of the legendary guitarist for The Rolling Stones, now fully updated by the author.

The Last Panda [electronic resource].
Here, acclaimed naturalist George Schaller uses his great evocative powers, and the insight gained by four and a half years in the forests of the Wolong and Tangjiahe panda reserves, to document the plight of these mysterious creatures and to awaken the human compassion urgently needed to save them. 

This book is the first to consider the work of Herman Melville's later years as a whole, in the light of his life and reading during those years and of the intellectual and artistic ambience of the later nineteenth century

Middleton unpacks key Old Testament and New Testament texts to make a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope. He suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications, exploring the difference a holistic eschatology can make for living in a broken world.

Allison wrestles with a number of difficult questions concerning the last things -- such questions as What happens to us after we die? and Why does death so often frighten us? Armed with his acknowledged scholarly expertise, Allison offers an engaging, personal exploration of such themes as death and fear, resurrection and judgment, hell and heaven, in light of science, Scripture, and his own experience. As he ponders and creatively imagines -- engaging throughout with biblical texts, church fathers, rabbinic scholars, poets, and philosophers -- Allison offers fascinating fare that will captivate many a reader heart and soul.


Reclaiming pietism: retrieving an evangelical tradition /Roger E. Olson and Christian T. Collins Winn.
Roger Olson and Christian Collins Winn argue that classical, historical Pietism is an influential stream in evangelical Christianity and that it must be recovered as a resource for evangelical renewal. They challenge misconceptions of Pietism by describing the origins, development, and main themes of the historical movement and the spiritual-theological ethos stemming from it. The book also explores Pietism's influence on contemporary Christian theologians and spiritual leaders such as Richard Foster and Stanley Grenz. 


Rethinking the Messianic idea in Judaism /edited by Michael L. Morgan and Steven Weitzman.
Using the writings of Gershom Scholem, which ranged over the history of messianic belief and its conflicted role in the Jewish imagination, these essays put aside the boundaries that divide history from philosophy and religion to offer new perspectives on the role and relevance of messianism today

Kim argues that educational and occupational success for groups in the racial middle such as Korean and Asian Americans does not necessarily translate into further integration in other sectors of American society. Korean and Asian Americans may experience rapid intergenerational upward mobility and integration, but still be subject racialization and exclusion. This challenges the assimilation paradigm that immigrants and their children.

This is the first study to relate the Greek romances to Elizabethan drama. It focuses upon the Greek romance materials in Shakespeare's plays to clarify the background of his art and to illuminate the relationship between the two literatures. The Greek romance tradition is described historically and traced through the works of Boccaccio and Cervantes, as well as other continental and English writers. 
  
Iain Duguid explains how the Song of Songs is designed to show us an idealized picture of married love. It also convicts us of how far short of this perfection we fall, both as humans and as lovers, and drives us repeatedly into the arms of our true heavenly husband, Jesus Christ.

In a careful analysis supported by case studies and discrete examples, Drury develops the concept of invoked public opinion to study the modern presidents' use of public opinion as a rhetorical resource. He defines the term as the rhetorical representation of the beliefs and values of US citizens. 
  
Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make the science-theology rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description-it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science. 

Twenty of the world's leading scientists explain how their science enhances their faith and their faith undergirds their science. Each of them gives their own account of how their science and faith intersect and interact in their personal life and thought. 
  
Understanding gender dysphoria: navigating transgender issues in achanging culture /Mark A. Yarhouse.
Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the church to rise above the political hostilities and listen to people's 

This is the history of the Luftwaffe through the eyes of those who served in combat. 



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