May 23, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, May 23

This week just 11 titles were added to the collection. Here they are:

Among the wild tribes of the Afghan frontier [electronic resource]: a record of sixteen years close intercourse with the natives of the Indian marches /by Theodore L. Pennell.
This book is a valuable record of sixteen years' good work by an officer — a medical missionary — in charge of a medical mission station at Bannu, on the North-West Frontier of India.  Dr. Pennell's story is not concerned with the clash of arms. His mission has been to preach, to heal, and to save; and in his long and intimate intercourse with the tribesmen, as recounted in these pages, he throws many new and interesting sidelights on the domestic and social, as well as on the moral and religious, aspects of their lives and characters.

The call from the East [electronic resource]: sketches from the history of the Irish mission to Machuria, 1869-1919 /by F.W.S. O'Neill.
This book is a collection of articles about the work of the Irish Presbyterian Church in Manchuria, published on the occasion of its 25 Anniversary.

The Christian librarian [electronic resource]
Articles on Christian interpretation of librarianship, theory and practice of library science, bibliographic essays, reviews and human interest articles relating to books and libraries."

All the latest resources that will equip you for exegesis, languages, theology, ministry, and more.

Friends beyond seas [electronic resource] /by Henry T. Hodgkin.
Henry T. Hodgkin sets out here an overview of the Society of Friends involvement in missions from the time of George Fox (1624-1691) to the end of the 19th century.

The roots of this book grow from when the first pilot Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) was carried out in 2002. The present volume builds, in its effort to bring out the essential rural microeconomic characteristics and insights of a dynamic South-East Asian economy in transition from a centrally planned towards a more market-based economy.

A history of Western philosophy /Bertrand Russell.
Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of Western Philosophy is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the ideologies of significant philosophers throughout the ages—from Plato and Aristotle through to Spinoza, Kant and the twentieth century. Written by a man who changed the history of philosophy himself, this is an account that has never been rivaled since its first publication over sixty years ago.

Open:  the philosophy and practices that are revolutionizing education and science /edited by Rajiv S. Jhangiani and Robert Biswas-Diener. 
Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.

Scripture and truth /edited by D.A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge.
Each essay examines a challenge to belief in the integrity and reliability of Scripture. What emerges from these essays is a full-orbed restatement of this evangelical doctrine.
Tom Brown's schooldays /Thomas Hughes.
Recounts the adventures of a young English boy at Rugby School in the early nineteenth century.

In this landmark work, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of substantial evidence to the contrary. According to Kurtz, it is because there is within the human species a deeply rooted tendency toward magical thinking—the “transcendental temptation”—which undermines critical judgment and paves the way for willful beliefs.  Kurtz explores in detail the three major monotheistic religions
—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—finding striking psychological and sociological parallels between these religions, the spiritualism of the nineteenth century, and the paranormal belief systems of today.

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