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With this week’s addition of 119 titles to our collection Alloway Library now has 333 of the 538 titles in the series. Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. These reading guides, written by expert authors, will provoke discussions and help you to question again, why you think what you think.
A dictionary of disaster management [electronic resource] /Olivier Rubin and Rasmus Dahlberg.
Embodied inquiry: writing, living and being through the body /Celeste Snowber.
Embodied Inquiry is offered to all who want to deepen the connection to their bodies. Here is the inspiration to see your body as a place of inquiry, learning, understanding and perceiving. Snowber writes this book in poetic and visceral language as a love letter from the body wooing readers to inhabit their own skins and celebrate the beautiful and paradoxical place where limitations and joy dwell together. Touching on the vastness of our body’s call to us, Embodied Inquiry explores solitude, paradox, inspiration, lament, waking up to the sensuous, ecology, listening, and writing from the body. This is not a manual, but a book to accompany you in befriending the body and let your own gestures, stories and bodily ways of being lead you to listen to your own rhythm. Whether an artist or educator, researcher or administrator, performer or poet, seeker or scientist, you will find this book as a companion to sustain a vibrant life and co-create a better world.
Out of our minds: learning to be creative /Sir Ken Robinson.
The aesthetic of play /Brian Upton.
In this book, the game designer Brian Upton analyzes the experience of play -- how playful activities unfold from moment to moment and how the rules we adopt constrain that unfolding. Drawing on games that range from Monopoly to Dungeons & Dragons to Guitar Hero, Upton develops a framework for understanding play, introducing a set of critical tools that can help us analyze games and game designs and identify ways in which they succeed or fail.
Music in video games: studying play /edited by K. J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner.
The eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.
The Alexander technique manual: take control of your posture and your life /Richard Brennan ; photography by Stephen Marwood.
The Alexander Technique Manual explains how to reduce stress levels to achieve a happier and more fulfilling lifestyle and reveals how Alexander made his unique discoveries. Simple step-by-step instructions aided by specially commissioned color photographs will enhance your understanding of the underlying principles of the technique. Special sections covering a wide range of sports as well as pregnancy and childbirth make this simple yet comprehensive book a must for anyone wishing to improve their lifestyle.
Defining death: the case for choice /by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross.
In this brief introduction Veatch and Ross lay out the history of this contentious issue and describe the three major definitions of death in detail. They contend that choosing a particular definition of death reflects an individual's basic religious and philosophical beliefs about what is essential to human existence. So while they propose higher-brain death as a default policy, they argue for some degree of personal choice.
How we think about dementia: personhood, rights, ethics, the arts and what they mean for care /Julian C. Hughes.
Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions.
Spirituality and coping with loss: end of life healthcare practice /Wendy Greenstreet.
Teaching cultural competence in nursing and health care: inquiry, action, and innovation /Marianne R. Jeffreys.
Based on proven research, this textbook is a unique "how-to" for nursing faculty called upon to educate students, nurses, and other health care providers on how to provide optimal care for culturally diverse populations. It offers a systematic approach featuring ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs.
In Your Brain on Porn Wilson provides a concise introduction to the phenomenon of internet porn addiction that draws on both first-person accounts and the findings of cognitive neuroscience. In a voice that is generous and humane, he also offers advice for those who want to stop using internet pornography.
The great and holy war: how World War I became a religious crusade /Philip Jenkins.
The Great and Holy War offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, historian Philip Jenkins reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century. Connecting numerous remarkable incidents and characters—from Karl Barth to Carl Jung, the Christmas Truce to the Armenian Genocide—Jenkins creates a powerful and persuasive narrative that brings together global politics, history, and spiritual crisis as never before and shows how religion informed and motivated circumstances on all sides of the war.
The abundance: narrative essays old and new /Annie Dillard ; foreword by Geoff Dyer.
A landmark collection of author-curated pieces celebrates the master essayist's career and offers insight into her establishment of the "novelized nonfiction" form.
The Bible in Shakespeare /Hannibal Hamlin.
This book is about allusions to the Bible in Shakespeare's plays. It argues that such allusions are frequent, deliberate, and significant, and that the study of these allusions is repaid by a deeper understanding of the plays.
The broom of the system /David Foster Wallace.
The "dazzling, exhilarating" (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from one of the most groundbreaking writers of his generation, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly funny and fiercely intelligent exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and reality.
Landscapes of war and memory: the two World Wars in Canadian literature and the arts, 1977-2007 /Sherrill Grace.
Challenging, even painful, the art and literature in Grace's magisterial study build causeways into history, connecting us to trials and traumas many Canadians have never known but that haunt society in subtle and compelling ways. This comprehensive study is intended for Canadians, scholars, and students interested in literature, theatre, and art relating to memories of the world wars.
The poet and the vampyre: the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters /Andrew McConnell Stott.
The annotated Luther /General editors, Hans J. Hillerbrand, Kirsi I. Stjerna, Timothy J. Wengert.
Each volume in The Annotated Luther series contains new introductions, annotations, illustrations, and notes to help shed light on Luther's context and interpret his writings for today.
Ask the beasts: Darwin and the god of love /Elizabeth A. Johnson.
Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love leads to the conclusion that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care is at the center of moral life.
Atheism and the case against Christ /Matthew S. McCormick.
This cogent, forcefully argued book presents a decidedly unpopular view --namely, that the central tenet of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus, is false. The author asks a number of probing questions. This book undermines Christianity and theism at their foundations; it gives us a powerful model for better critical reasoning; and it builds a compelling case for atheism. Without stooping to condescension or arrogance, the author offers persuasive arguments that are accessible, thoughtful, and new.
Before nature: a Christian spirituality /H. Paul Santmire.
Here Santmire continues the pursuit of a theology bound up with nature and its condition, especially the fragility and fervent expectation of nature's redemption. Out of this concern, Santmire invites readers on a theological and spiritual journey to a prayerful and contemplative knowledge of the Triune God, in which practitioners are inducted into a bountiful relationship with the cosmic and universal ministry of Christ and the Spirit uniting all of nature in a single vision of hope and anticipation. Scholarly, practical, and accessible.
Begin: first steps for the journey of faith /Bob Franquiz.
Bob Franquiz has built a road map for new Christians in Begin. New Christians will discover the practices that encourage spiritual growth and develop a process that allows them to keep growing closer to God for a lifetime.
David Livingstone[electronic resource] /by Thomas Hughes.
David Livingstone is regarded by some as the greatest British missionary to Africa. This is Thomas Hughes biography of Livingstone written in 1889.
Discovering the city of Sodom: the fascinating, true account of the discovery of the Old Testament's most infamous city /Dr. Steven Collins and Dr. Latayne C. Scott.
Honky-tonk gospel: the story of sin and salvation in country music /Gene Edward Veith and Thomas L. Wilmeth.
Killing Jesus: a history /Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.
Killing Jesus will take readers inside Jesus's life, recounting the seismic political and historical events that made his death inevitable - and changed the world forever.
Kingdom politics: in search of a new political imagination for today's church /Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers.
This book tells the stories of the visits of two researchers to five diverse congregations across the United States. From the megachurch energy of Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in California, to a young Emergent community in Minneapolis, to the politically active home of Martin Luther King in Atlanta, these stories illuminate the vastly different ways congregations understand and approach politics--and offer a glimpse of a new political imagination for today's church.
Let there be science: why God loves science, and science needs God /David Hutchings and Tom McLeish.
As authors Tom McLeish and David Hutchings examine the story of science, and look at the part that Christianity has played, they uncover a powerful underlying reason for doing science in the first place.
The message behind the movie: how to engage with a film without disengaging your faith /Douglas M. Beaumont.
With this book readers will be able to understand the basics of movie interpretation, identify and interpret key ideas, and provide an uncomplicated defense of the Christian worldview.
Missional, monastic, mainline: a guide to starting missional micro-communities in historically mainline traditions /Elaine A. Heath and Larry Duggins.
Here is the long-awaited volume that provides both the theoretical foundations and practical guidance for developing new monastic and missional communities in contexts that are theologically progressive, racially and economically diverse, and multicultural. This book contains the wisdom and perspectives of people who live and serve in missional, new monastic communities in United Methodist and other mainline traditions, and it describes new forms of theological education that are emerging to resource a new generation of Christian leaders.
Muddy waters: an insider's view of North American Native spirituality /Nanci Des Gerlaise.
Muddy Waters tells the story a Cree woman, who after years of struggle, oppression, and spiritual darkness found light, truth and freedom. Muddy Waters is not just a biography. It delves deeply into the framework of Native Spirituality.
Not God's type: an atheist academic lays down her arms /Holly Ordway ; foreword by John Mark N. Reynolds.
An atheist professor of English describes how she became convinced of the truth of Christianity. Ordway particularly notes the influence of Christian writers such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and her fencing coach.
Preaching in Hitler's shadow: sermons of resistance in the Third Reich /edited by Dean G. Stroud.
Preaching in Hitler's Shadow begins with a fascinating look at Christian life inside the Third Reich, giving readers a real sense of the danger that pastors faced every time they went into the pulpit. Dean Stroud pays special attention to the role that language played in the battle over the German soul, pointing out the use of Christian language in opposition to Nazi rhetoric. The second part of the book presents thirteen well-translated sermons by various select preachers, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, and others not as well known but no less courageous. A running commentary offers cultural and historical insights, and each sermon is preceded by a short biography of the preacher.
The road to Assisi: the essential biography of St. Francis /Paul Sabatier ; edited with introduction and annotations by Jon M. Sweeney.
This new 120th anniversary edition includes a dozen additional annotations and a new preface by the editor, putting Sabatier's influential work into its historical context, showing why it is still the most essential life of the saint.
Spiritual care for persons with dementia: fundamentals for pastoral practice /Larry VandeCreek, DMin, editor.
T&T Clark companion to the Septuagint /edited by James K Aitken.
This Companion provides a cutting-edge survey of scholarly opinion on the Septuagint text of each biblical book. It covers the characteristics of each Septuagint book, its translation features, origins, text-critical problems and history. As such it provides a comprehensive companion to the Septuagint, featuring contributions from experts in the field.
Unprecedented: can civilization survive the CO₂ crisis? /by David Ray Griffin.
This book combines the most extensive treatment of the causes and phenomena of climate change in combination with an extensive treatment of social obstacles and challenges It provides the most complete, most up-to-date treatment of the various kinds of clean energy, and how they could combine to provide 70% clean energy by 2035 and 100% before 2050.
Laban for actors and dancers: putting Laban's movement theory into practice : a step-by-step guide /Jean Newlove.
A handbook, complete with graded exercises, for teachers and students wanting a practical introduction to Laban's famous system of movement.'required reading for every young student of the theatre - and a lot of the older ones would reap enormous benefit from it' Murray Melvin.
The moving body: teaching creative theatre /Jacques Lecoq ; in collaboration with Jean-Gabriel Carasso and Jean-Claude Lallias ; translated from Le corps poétique by David Bradby.
Pure gold: scenes from Canadian plays since 1990 /edited by Brian Kennedy.
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