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  • Embracing The Seasons

    $13.95

    Embracing the Seasons is a soulful journey through the seasons of a year in a country garden. Gunilla Norris shares her observations of this garden and the surrounding land with its trees and shrubs, its flowers and vegetables, its various living beings, its brook and pond and stone walls–and she reflects on the abundance and meaning of nature and its cycles of renewal. The year begins with the arrival of spring, with the birds singing in the darkness of dawn and the buds knobbing up on tree branches and bushes, and moves through the warmth and richness of summer, the transitions and changes of fall, and the clarity and quietude of winter. Until it is spring once more.

    Along the way we encounter a pair of finches building a nest; an old quince tree in bloom and the peonies in glory; the pond with its dragonfly and snapping turtle, water lilies and frogs. We see the splendor of daylilies and the sturdiness of hostas, hear the buzz of bees and the chorus of cicadas, sense the abundance of honeysuckle and wild grape. There is the planting of dahlias, cucumbers, basil, and impatiens in the spring, and the raking of leaves and stacking of firewood in the fall; the harvest of tomatoes, peppers, and raspberries in late summer, and fresh snow and rabbit tracks in the winter woods.

    Embracing the Seasons opens our eyes to ordinary wonders and not-so-ordinary meanings in the small events and encounters of the everyday and invites us to remember, to care for, and to venerate the life around us.
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  • Embracing The Seasons

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    In this soulful journey through the seasons of a year in a country garden, Gunilla Norris shares her observations of this place and the surrounding land with its trees and shrubs, its flowers and vegetables, its various living beings, its brook and pond and stone walls. Embracing the Seasons opens our eyes to ordinary wonders and not-so-ordinary meanings in the small events and encounters of the everyday and invites us to remember, to care for, and to venerate the life around us. Continue Reading Embracing The Seasons

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  • How Should We Live

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    12 Chapters

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    How Should We Live? explores twelve universal topics-including love, family, and empathy; work, time, and money-by illuminating the past and revealing the wisdom we have been missing. A wonderful work of practical history, How Should We Live? sheds light on the decisions we make every day and shows what history can teach us about the art of living. Continue Reading How Should We Live

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  • Spiritual Progress : Five Inspiring Essays By Mystical Thinkers Of The 17th

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    A collection of five inspiring essays by three closely linked mystical thinkers of the seventeenth century-Franois Fenelon, Madame Guyon, and Pere Lacombe-whose focus on the availability of intimacy with God made them scandalous in their day.

    Christian Counsel and Spiritual Letters, by Archbishop Fenelon, offer wise advice on how to find the keys to true devotion and peace.

    Method of Prayer and On the Way to God, by Fenelon’s close friend, Madame Guyon, demonstrate the critical importance of constant prayer.

    Spiritual Maxims, by Pere Lacombe, the spiritual mentor of Madame Guyon, emphasizes the importance of expressing a passionate love for God.

    Each stirring work is divided into short chapters, making Spiritual Progress ideal for morning or evening devotions, or for Bible study. This treasured collection of classic Christian wisdom is certain to lead readers closer to the heart of God. Continue Reading Spiritual Progress : Five Inspiring Essays By Mystical Thinkers Of The 17th

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  • Andrew Murray On Prayer

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    Every Christian can reap the benefits of prayer. Through Murray’s writings, you will find out how your devotions can be transformed so that you can realize the fullness of God’s love, peace, and divine power in your daily walk. Lovingly explained, the principles presented here will permanently alter your prayer life.
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  • Let Go : To Get Peace And Real Joy

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    87 Pagers

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    Do you often struggle through family problems, battle with the tensions of raising children, or find yourself over whelmed with pressures on the job? Are personal failures and disappointments on the increase as you face each day? What a fountain of life it would be to discover how to let go of those distresses and learn to embrace the joy and peace that God has promised! Fenelon-with amazing insight-speaks firmly, but lovingly, to those whose lives have been an uphill climb and reveals just how to Let Go! During the 17th century, Fenelon was the Archbishop of Cambrai, France. While in the office of the Archbishop, Fenelon became a spiritual advisor of a small number of people at the Court of Louis the Fourteenth, who sought, under Fenelon’s wise direction, to live a life of true spirituality. Continue Reading Let Go : To Get Peace And Real Joy

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  • Faith Seeking Understanding

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    How does the Christian faith help us see into the true nature of life more clearly? Why do people suffer? Where do we come from? What does Jesus have to say to a changing world? What can we learn from great mission pioneers about seeking truth at the cutting edges of human knowledge? Faith Seeking Understanding explores such questions. Notable Christian thinkers such as Philip Yancey, Alvin Plantinga, Rodney Stark, Allan Chapman, Don Richardson, Yuan Zhiming, and more, share powerful insights that help answer the deepest questions people face in the twenty-first century from the perspective of Christian faith. Inspired by the lives and accomplishments of Ralph D. Winter and Paul Brand, this book seeks to apply the curious, open-minded, and compassionate spirit these Christian leaders exhibited to key contemporary questions in science, history, philosophy, theology, and comparative religion. The reader will gain a fresh appreciation for the intellectual challenges of the Christian faith, and some of most fascinating and sometimes controversial ways in which those challenges are being met.
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  • Tikkun Reader : 20th Anniversary (Anniversary)

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    Introduction
    Michael Lerner

    Approaching God

    An Ocean With Many Shores
    Jorge Ferrer
    A God That Is More Than Loving
    Amitai Etzioni
    Enchanted Agnosticism
    Kirk Schneider
    Pentecostalism And The Future Of Christianity
    Harvey Cox
    The God Beyond God
    Daniel Matt
    Redemption And The Ontological Mystery
    Robert Inchausti

    Jewist Identity And Survival

    The Kindest Un-Cut
    Michael Kimmel
    Making Judaism Cool
    Jonathan Schorsch
    Burning In Hell, Conservative Movement Style
    Judith Plaskow
    Ten Ways To Recognize A Sephardic Jewess
    Ruth Setton
    Crossing The Ethnic Divide
    Nan Fink

    Judaism

    Notes On Jewish Spirituality
    Gershon Winkler
    The Woman In The Balcony: On Reading The Song Of Songs
    Daphne Merkin
    A Kabbalah For The Environmental Age
    Arthur Green
    Quantum Cosmology And Kabbalah
    Joel Primack
    Religious Restoration Or Religious Renewal
    Arthur Waskow
    On The Growing Edge Of Judaism: Reb Zalman At Eighty
    Or Rose
    Life As Sacred Narrative
    Estelle Frankel
    In Your Blood, Live: Re-visions Of A Theology Of Purity
    Rachel Adler
    Starting On My Spiritual Path
    Naomi Wolf

    The Holocaust & Its Lessons

    The Holocaust’s Life As A Ghost–Lingering Psychological Effects
    Zygmunt Bauman
    Tainted Legacy: Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto
    Lawrence Langer
    The Paradigm Challenged–Study Of The Holocaust
    Daniel Goldhagen

    Israel

    Seven Pillars Of Jewish Denial
    Kim Chernin
    We The Peacemakers
    Mohammed Nimer
    The Ideological Roots Of Christian Zionists
    Tony Campolo
    Compromise For Peace
    Yitzhak Frankenthal
    Healing Israel
    Cherie Brown

    Spiritual Politics

    An Interview On Spiritual Politics With Michael Lerner & Cornel West

    Contemporary American Spirituality
    Daniel Berrigan
    Economies Of Meaning
    David Korten
    Experts And Citizens: Rethinking Professionalism
    William Sullivan
    Healing Our Hearts
    Deepak Chopra
    Be Not Afraid
    Jim Wallis
    The Force Of Nonviolence
    Lama Das
    Confronting Evil
    Andrew Kimbrell
    Power And Cooperation
    Jonathan Schell
    Spiritualizing Foreign Policy
    Peter Gabel
    Earth Democracy
    Vandana Shiva
    A Spirituality Of Resistance
    Roger Gottlieb
    The Challenge Of The Twenty-First Century
    Fritjof Capra
    Techno-Utopia?
    Jackson Lears
    After The End Of History
    Julian Levinson
    Millennial Possibilities
    Neale Walsch

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    For the past twenty years, Tikkun magazine has advanced liberal ideals, featuring articles on such important issues as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jewish culture, and the intersection of religion and politics in the United States. Tikkun Reader is a collection of the best of Tikkun magazine since its inception, providing the most cohesive collection of writings articulating the progressive, left-leaning religious perspective on some of the most important issues facing both Jews and non-Jews today. This collection includes contributions by such people as: Daniel Matt, Judith Plaskow, Arthur Green, Arthur Waskow, Estelle Frankel, Naomi Wolf, Zygmunt Bauman, Cornel West, Daniel Berrigan, David Korten, Deepak Chopra, Jim Wallis, Jonathan Schell, Vandana Shiva, Roger Gottlieb, Fritjof Capra and many more. Thematically arranged essays focus on a variety of topics, including Approaching God, Jewish Identity, Judaism, Israel, the Holocaust, and Spiritual Politics. An introduction by founder and editor-in-chief Michael Lerner sets the stage and places the readings in context.

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  • Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age

    $80.00

    Egalitarianism And Halacha: An Introduction
    Marc D. Stern
    Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age: An Overview
    Aharon Lichtenstein
    Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age: An Overview
    Suzanne Last Stone
    Jews, Gentiles And The Modern Egalitarian Ethos: Some Tentative Thoughts
    David Berger
    Jewish Law And American Public Policy: A Principled Jewish View & Some Practical Jewish Observations
    Michael J. Broyde
    Changing Conceptions Of Gentiles At The Threshold Of Modernity: The Napoleonic Sanhedrin
    Jay R. Berkovitz
    Jews And Judaism In An Egalitarian Society: Traditionalist Responses In Historical Perspective
    Edward Breuer
    Modern Orthodox Jewish Day Schools And Non-Jews
    Jack Bieler
    Re-Committing To Our Mission: How Hard An Endeavor?
    Gidon Rothstein

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    At first glance, Orthodox Judaism is not compatible with the prevailing world view of equal treatment for all people, regardless of their race, gender or religion. But modern Orthodox Jews share the sense that egalitarianism is a positive moral value, so they cannot simply dismiss this contemporary ethos as incompatible with their faith. In a range of ways and variety of perspectives from the leading Orthodox scholars in the field, this collection of essays explores the affinities and disaffinities between egalitarianism and Jewish tradition Continue Reading Formulating Responses In An Egalitarian Age

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  • Nurturing Child And Adolescent Spirituality

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    Traditional Wisdom: Creating Space For Religious Reflection On Child And Adolescent Spirituality
    Karen-Marie Yust, Aostre N. Johnson, Sandy E. Sasso,and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain
    Awakening Latent Spirituality: Nurturing Children In The Hindu Tradition
    Vishal Agarwal
    The Child As Compassionate Bodhisattva And As Human Sufferer/Spiritual Seeker: Intertwined Buddhist Images
    Yoshiharu Nakagawa
    Learning To Be Righteous: A Jewish Theology Of Childhood
    Michael Shire
    The Dignity And Complexity Of Children: Constructing Christian Theologies Of Childhood
    Marcia J. Bunge
    Filling The Heart With The Love Of God: Islamic Perspectives On Spirituality In Childhood And Adolescence
    Yetkin Yildirim
    Saintly Children: Roman Catholicism And The Nurture Of Children
    Adrian Gellel
    After A Child’s First Dance With God: Accompanying Children On A Protestant Spiritual Journey
    Catherine Stonehouse
    In Right Relationship With God: Childhood Conversion In Evangelical Christian Traditions
    Kevin E. Lawson
    From Naming To Initiation: Childhood And Adolescence In African Christian Spirituality
    Nicholas Otieno
    The Child On Loan: The Pathway From Infancy Through Adolescence In Islamic Studies
    Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
    Entering The World Entering Torah: Moving From The Natural To The Sacred In The Jewish Life Cycle
    Roberta Louis Goodman
    Educating The Warrior: A Tibetan Buddhist Approach To Spiritual Growth
    Richard C. Brown
    Young MindsYouthful Buddhas: Developmental Rituals And Practices In Tibetan Buddhism
    The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
    Narrative And Imagination: The Role Of Texts And Storytelling In Nurturing Spirituality In Judaism
    Howard Schwartz
    Sanctifying Time: A Jewish Perspective On Prayer, Holy Days,mand Blessings In The Life Of Children
    Shoshana Silberman
    Schooling The Heart: Introducing Catholic Youth To The Meaning And Practice Of Prayer
    Robin Maas
    Sacred Celebrations: The Role Of Festivals In Nurturing Hindu Children’s Spirituality
    Melukote K. Sridhar
    Reformed Spirits: Christian Practices In Presbyterian Preschools In South Korea And The United States
    Kathy Dawson And Shin-Kyung Park
    A Way Of Mind And Life: The Relationship Of Adolescent Catholic Spirituality To Life Structure
    Michael Warren
    Singing Hope And Practicing Justice: Adolescent Emancipatory Hope Embodied In The Life Of Ruby Doris Smith
    Evelyn L. Parker
    Repairing The World: The Place Of Mitzvoth In Children’s Spiritual Lives
    Sherry H. Blumberg

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    Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Featuring essays from thinkers representing the world’s major religious traditions, the book introduces new voices, challenges assumptions, raises new questions, and broadens the base of knowledge and investment in this important domain of life. It specifically and intentionally focuses on theological and philosophical perspectives from within religious traditions, creating space for the religious traditions to find their voices. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality is firmly grounded in the language and priorities of religious studies, and helps stimulate explorations of whether and how religious communities are tapping their own wisdom and strengths in nurturing today’s young people in a complex and changing world. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality will set the stage for new waves of scholarship and dialogue within and across traditions, disciplines, and cultures that will enrich understanding and strengthen how the world’s religious traditions, and others, understand and cultivate the spiritual lives of children and adolescents around the globe Continue Reading Nurturing Child And Adolescent Spirituality

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  • Concise History Of The Jewish People

    $75.00

    Part I: Biblical Period, 1600-538 B.C.E.

    Abraham And The Patriarchs

    Moses

    The Ten Commandments And The Revelation At Sinai

    The Hebrew Bible

    Archaeology And The Bible

    Saul And The Establishment Of The Kingdom

    King David

    Solomon And The First Temple

    The Divided Kingdom

    Amos And Hosea

    Isaiah And Hezekiah

    The Fall Of Jerusalem

    Jeremiah

    The Babylonian Exile And The Return

    Ezra And Nehemiah

    Part II: Second Temple Period, 538 B.C.E.-70 C.E.

    Hellenism

    Judah Maccabee

    The Hasmoenan State

    Herod The Great

    The Pharisees And Sadducees And Hillel And Shammai

    The Diaspora During The Roman Empire

    Jesus

    Peter, Paul, And Early Christianity

    The Dead Sea Scrolls

    The Jewish War (66-70 C.E.)

    The Destruction Of The Temple

    The Fall Of Masada

    Part III: Rabbinic Period, 70-600 C.E.

    Yohanan Ben Zakkai And The Sanhedrin At Yavneh

    Bar Kokhba

    Rabbi Judah The Prince And The Redaction Of The Mishnah

    Constantine And Christianity

    The Jews Of Babylon

    The Jerusalem And Babylonian Talmuds

    Part IV: Medieval Period, 600-1450

    Mohammed

    The Karaites

    The Jews In The Muslim World Before 1400

    The Jews Of Italy

    The Jews Of Spain

    A 12th-Century Zionist: Judah HaLevi

    The Legacy Of Maimonides

    Nahamides And The 1263 Disputation

    The Bible Of The Jewish Mystics: The Zohar

    The Jews Of England: Massacre And Expulsion

    Rashi

    The Inquisition And Expulsion From Spain

    The Marranos

    The Jews Of Medieval Germany

    Part V: Transition To Modern Times, 1450-1750

    Hebrew Printing

    Martin Luther And The Jews

    The Jews Of Amsterdam

    Isaac Abrabanel

    The Jews Of Venice And The First Ghetto

    Kabbalists At Safed

    Joseph Caro And The Shulhan Arukh

    The Excommunication Of Spinoza

    Jews Arrive In The New World

    The Chmielnicki Massacres

    The Shabbetai Zevi Affair

    The Development Of Hasidism

    Part VI: Early Modern Times, 1750-1917

    Moses Mendelssohn And The Jewish Enlightenment

    Emancipation

    Religious Responses To Modern Challenges

    The Pale Of Settlement

    The House Of Rothschild

    Sir Moses Montefiore And 19th-Century Jewish History

    Early Zionist Voices

    Modern Antisemitism

    The Pogroms Of 1881

    The Beginnings Of Aliyah

    The Dreyfus Affair

    Theodor H

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    This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These read-bites include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.

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  • Force Of Tradition

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    Introduction: The Force Of Tradition
    Donald G. Marshall
    Tradition And The Terror Of History: Christianity, The Holocaust, And The Jewish Theological Dilemma
    Gerald L. Bruns
    Charity Militant: Gadamer, Davidson, And Post-Critical Hermeneutics
    Joel Weinsheimer
    In The Chorus Of Others: M. M. Bakhtin’s Sense Of Tradition
    Susan Felch
    The Role Of The Kuhnian Paradigm In Tradition And Originality
    Genevieve Later
    Walking Vs. Flying: Kierkegaard On Tradition And The Moral Import Of Literature
    Norman Lillegard
    My Own Private New England: Tradition, The Self, And The State In Cotton Mather’s Wonders Of The Invisible World
    Michael Schnell
    Holy Fire: Biblical Radicalism In The Narratives Of Jarena Lee And Zilpha Elaw
    Margaret Cullen
    ESTESE And Doblado: Coleridge, Blanco White, And The Church Of Rome
    Daniel McVeigh
    Jane Eyre And The Tradition Of Self-Assertion; Or Bronte’s Socialization Of Schiller’s Play Aesthetic
    Michael Vander Weele
    Tradition And Liberation: A Critique Of German Cultural Modernity In Heinrich Boll And Hans-Georg Gadamer
    William Slaymaker
    Community, Text, And Tradition In The French Lieutenant’s Woman
    David Landrum
    Storytellers And Interpreters In Achebe
    Alan Jacobs
    Contributors

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    How do we stand in relation to everything that comes down to us from the past? Is the very idea of tradition still useful in the wake of historical ruptures, such as the Holocaust, changes in the canon, and the end of colonialism? The concept of tradition has gained renewed importance in recent cultural studies. Suspicion of tradition as culturally narrow and oppressive is a persistent theme of modernity and has increased lately with the resurgence of religious traditionalism around the globe. At the same time, various groups demanding recognition for their distinctive cultural identity have reclaimed their traditions.

    Philosophers from Josiah Royce and Hans-Georg Gadamer to Alasdair MacIntyre have explored the relations between tradition and themes such as freedom, community, self-assertion, originality, and the shared values and interpretations that constitute everyday life. The essays in this volume offer varying, even disparate analyses of religious, literary, and cultural traditions and both responses and resistance to them in a variety of philosophers, novelists, and theologians. They examine works by Gadamer, Royce, MacIntyre, Plato, Jacques Derrida, Charlotte Bronte, Sren Kierkegaard, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Edith Wharton, Chinua Achebe, John Fowles, Heinrich Boll, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Cotton Mather, Thomas Kuhn, Mikhail Bakhtin, Donald Davidson, Antebellum African-American women preachers, and Christian and Jewish thinkers in the wake of the Holocaust.

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  • Resistance And Theological Ethics

    $137.00

    Introduction: Contemporary Resistance Ethics
    Ronald H. Stone
    I Resistance To Social Forces

    Resistance And Economic Globalization
    Robert L. Stivers
    Globalization: Reform Or Resist?
    Gordon K. Douglass
    Environmental Movements As Forms Of Resistance
    Heidi Hadsell
    Resistance To Structural Adjustment Problems
    Laura Stivers
    Nationalism And International Migration
    Dana W. Wilbanks
    Resistance And Biotechnology Debates
    F. E. Bonkovsky
    Resistance To Military Neo-Imperialism
    Ronald H. Stone
    II Biblical And Historical Roots Of Resistance

    The Subversive Kingship Of Jesus In Luke
    Paul Hertig
    Reading Revelation Today: Witness As Active Resistance
    Brian K. Blount
    Nature, Resistance, And The Kingdom Of God
    John C. Raines
    Citizenship, Resistance, And St. Augustine
    Frances S. Adeney
    Is God Dead?: The Complexity Of Resistance
    Scott C. Williamson
    Korean Women’s Resistance: If I Perish, I Perish
    Young Lee Hertig
    III Theological Ethics Of Resistance

    Resistance, Affirmation, And The Sovereignty Of God
    Mark Douglas
    Fundamentalism And The Big Picture Bible
    Robert A. Chesnut
    Is This New Wine? Resistance Among Black Presbyterians
    Ronald E. Peters
    Spirit And Resistance: A Theological Perspective On Lillian Hellman
    Lora M. Gross
    Theology Of Resistance In Bonhoeffer And Tillich
    Matthew Lon Weaver
    Resisting Malpraxis In Religion
    Edward LeRoy Long, Jr.

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    Protestantism, at its best, grounds both its religious and its social critique in the faith of the prophets and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as understood and lived by the church. Its teachings and desired practice stand in start contrast to complacent religion that seems to be at ease with imperial greed, domination, and violence.

    Resistance and Theological Ethics collects the edited and updated essays that emerged from the meeting of the Theological Educators for Presbyterian Social Witness in Geneva, Switzerland and southern France in 1999. Inspired there by the sixteenth century forces of renewal unleashed through resistance to an imperial church and society, the writings of these educators and ethicists combine to sound a clarion call for the church to stand in resistance to social, economic and political forces that threaten–while embracing those that foster–social justice, peace and human welfare.

    Each author emphasizes a specific call to nonviolent resistance against powers grounded in particular forms of sin: religious pride, greed, violence and domination. Divided into three parts, the book details social forces to be resisted, presents historical and biblical examples of resistance, and concludes with theological analysis and advocacy for action in contemporary American society. Continue Reading Resistance And Theological Ethics

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  • In Pursuit Of Justice

    $65.00

    What Distinguishes A Christian-Democratic Point Of View?

    Civil Society And Human Development

    The Question Of Being Human

    E Pluribus Unum And Faith-Based Welfare Reform

    The Cause Of Racial Justice

    Equal Education For All

    Liberalism And The Environment

    Citizenship And Electoral Reform

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    This is a series of eight essays on diverse public policy concerns that asks the questions: What does racial justice, or environmental protection, or family policy look like when approached from a Christian-democratic perspective? And what about the civil-society questions of welfare, education, and political participation? The author, James W. Skillen, argues that the roots of a Christian-democratic approach are neither liberal nor conservative, but pluralistic, opening the way to a healthy regard for both social complexity and government’s responsibility to uphold political community.

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  • Moral Soundings : Readings On The Crisis Of Values In Contemporary Life

    $75.00

    Preface

    Introduction

    I Morals And Money

    The Spirit Of Capitalism 2000
    David Bosworth
    Interventions: Autonomy, Humility, And Self Direction

    Markets And The Social Structure Of Morality
    David Marsland
    Interventions: Autonomy As Self-Sufficiency

    Two Cheers For Capitalism
    James B. Twitchell
    Interventions: Does Capitalism Subvert Or Support Autonomy?

    II The Promise Of Equality

    Nihilism In Black America
    Cornel West
    Life, Liberty, Property
    Richard Pipes
    Still The Land Of Opportunity?
    Isabel V. Sawhill
    Interventions: Are We Equal In Our Capacity To Make Our Own Decisions?

    The Moral Demands Of Global Justice
    Thomas Pogge
    Interventions: Is Personal Autonomy Compatible With Justice For All?

    III Where Love Meets Obligation: The Family In Turmoil

    Philosophical Reflections On The Family At Millennium’s Beginning
    Jean Bethke Elshtain
    Why Marriage?

    Reconcilable Differences: What It Would Take For Marriage And Feminism To Say I Do.
    Jane Smiley
    Interventions: Negotiating Dependence And Independence

    IV Coping With Hi-Tech Cowboys

    The Age Of Genetic Technology Arrives
    Leon Kass
    What’s At The Bottom Of The Slippery Slope: A Post-Human Future?
    Jerry Weinberger
    Interventions: Can We Control Technology?

    V In God We Trust-or Do We?

    Can We Be Good Without Hell?
    Jerry L. Walls
    Everything I Like About Religion I Learned From An Athiest
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    Interventions: Is Obedience To God Compatible With Making My Own Decisions?

    VI Global Conflict

    The Future Of History: Francis Fukuyama Vs. Samuel P. Huntington
    Stanley Kurtz
    The Clash Of Ignorance
    Edward W. Said
    Interventions: Hybrid Identities And Autonomy

    VII It’s All Good: Life Among The Relativists

    Are We Living In A Moral Stone Age?
    Christina Hoff Sommers
    Of Cave Dwellers And Spirits: The Trouble With Moral Absolutes
    Dwight Furrow
    Interventions: Autonomy And Objectivity

    VIII Renewals

    Ecological Humanism: A Moral Image For Our Emotive Culture
    Steven Fesmire
    American National Pride
    Richard Rorty
    Society In The Postmodern Era
    Albert Borgmann
    Interventions: How To Reconcile Moral Freedom And Moral Responsiveness

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    Moral Soundings takes a fresh new approach to introducing students and general readers to contemporary ethics. Rather than surveying the standard fare in a typical anthology format, Furrow collects diversified essays around a structured theme: does Western culture face a moral crisis of values? Prominent voices in the humanities and social sciences provide a range of perspectives on a concentrated set of ethical questions dealing with such topics as family values, the morality of capitalism, the benefits and dangers of new technologies, global conflict, and the role of religion.

    Unlike point/counterpoint books that often oversimplify the complexity of ethical questions, the readings in Moral Soundings provoke critical engagement and help students to recognize and emulate the logical development of arguments-all in engaging and easily accessible language. Readings are supplemented with helpful chapter introductions, study questions, and strategically placed editorial commentary to encourage further discussion and reflection. These features make Moral Soundings an ideal primary or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in ethics, contemporary moral issues, and social and political philosophy.

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  • Pondering The Passion

    $34.00

    Introduction: The Passion–What’s At Stake For Christians And Jews?
    Philip A. Cunningham
    First-Century History

    The Jews Under Roman Rule
    Claudia Setzer
    The Problem Of Jewish Jurisprudence And The Trial Of Jesus
    Michael J. Cook
    Why Was Jesus Executed?: History And Faith
    John Clabeaux
    The Bible

    Protestant Understandings Of The Passion
    Walter Harrelson
    Separating The True From The Historical: A Catholic Approach To The Passion Narratives
    George M. Smiga
    The Arts

    The Depiction Of Jews In Early Passion Iconography
    Pamela Berger
    The Passion In Music: Bach’s Settings Of The Matthew And John Passions
    Raymond Helmick
    Oberammegau: A Case Study Of Passion Plays
    A. James Rudin
    Celluloid Passions
    John J. Michalczyk
    Theology

    What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
    Clark Williamson
    Why Is The Death Of Jesus Redemptive?
    Louis Roy
    The Passion Of Christ

    A Challenge To Catholic Teaching
    Philip A. Cunningham
    Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? The Psychological Risks Of Witnessing The Passion
    Maddy Cunningham
    Gibson’s Passion In The Face Of The Shoah’s Ethical Considerations
    John T. Pawlikowski
    Educating For A Faith That Feels And Thinks
    Mary C. Boys

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    Pondering the Passion: What’s at Stake for Christians and Jews? explores how the story of the death of Jesus has been imagined and portrayed over the centuries. In the shadow of the Holocaust and under the eye of contemporary scrutiny, the varied and often conflicting depictions of the Passion of Christ raise questions lying at the heart of both the Jewish and the Christian faiths: Who was Jesus? Why was he executed? What role did the Jews play in his death? How is Jesus’ death redemptive? What does it mean to be saved? What are the psychological effects of seeing Jesus brutalized? How can artistic and creative license affect belief and doctrine in the religious imagination of the Judeo-Christian tradition?

    Beginning with the world of the first century and the circumstances of Jesus’ execution, the prominent Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish contributors consider the diverse perspectives of the canonical gospels; depictions of the Passion in Christian art, music, drama, and film; biblical and theological interpretations of the crucifixion; and contemporary ethical, educational, and psychological issues. Edited by Philip Cunningham, a leading authority on Jewish-Christian dialogue, this collection is must reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, especially in light of contemporary depictions of and discussions over depictions of the Passion Continue Reading Pondering The Passion

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  • Pondering The Passion

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    Introduction: The Passion–What’s At Stake For Christians And Jews?
    Philip A. Cunningham
    First-Century History

    The Jews Under Roman Rule
    Claudia Setzer
    The Problem Of Jewish Jurisprudence And The Trial Of Jesus
    Michael J. Cook
    Why Was Jesus Executed?: History And Faith
    John Clabeaux
    The Bible

    Protestant Understandings Of The Passion
    Walter Harrelson
    Separating The True From The Historical: A Catholic Approach To The Passion Narratives
    George M. Smiga
    The Arts

    The Depiction Of Jews In Early Passion Iconography
    Pamela Berger
    The Passion In Music: Bach’s Settings Of The Matthew And John Passions
    Raymond Helmick
    Oberammegau: A Case Study Of Passion Plays
    A. James Rudin
    Celluloid Passions
    John J. Michalczyk
    Theology

    What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
    Clark Williamson
    Why Is The Death Of Jesus Redemptive?
    Louis Roy
    The Passion Of Christ

    A Challenge To Catholic Teaching
    Philip A. Cunningham
    Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? The Psychological Risks Of Witnessing The Passion
    Maddy Cunningham
    Gibson’s Passion In The Face Of The Shoah’s Ethical Considerations
    John T. Pawlikowski
    Educating For A Faith That Feels And Thinks
    Mary C. Boys

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    Pondering the Passion: What’s at Stake for Christians and Jews? explores how the story of the death of Jesus has been imagined and portrayed over the centuries. In the shadow of the Holocaust and under the eye of contemporary scrutiny, the varied and often conflicting depictions of the Passion of Christ raise questions lying at the heart of both the Jewish and the Christian faiths: Who was Jesus? Why was he executed? What role did the Jews play in his death? How is Jesus’ death redemptive? What does it mean to be saved? What are the psychological effects of seeing Jesus brutalized? How can artistic and creative license affect belief and doctrine in the religious imagination of the Judeo-Christian tradition?

    Beginning with the world of the first century and the circumstances of Jesus’ execution, the prominent Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish contributors consider the diverse perspectives of the canonical gospels; depictions of the Passion in Christian art, music, drama, and film; biblical and theological interpretations of the crucifixion; and contemporary ethical, educational, and psychological issues. Edited by Philip Cunningham, a leading authority on Jewish-Christian dialogue, this collection is must reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, especially in light of contemporary depictions of and discussions over depictions of the Passion Continue Reading Pondering The Passion

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  • Health Care Policy

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    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Justice, Health, And Healthcare
    Norman Daniels
    An Unequal Epidemic In An Unequal World
    Kevin M. De Cock And Robert S. Janssen
    The Importance Of Race And Ethnic Background In Biomedical Research And Clinical Practice
    Esteban Gonzalez Burchard, Elad Ziv, Natasha Coyle, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Hua Tang
    The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: Planning For And Response To Bioterrorism And Naturally Occuring Infectious Diseases
    Lawrence O. Gostin, Jason W. Sapsin, Stephen P. Teret, Scott Burris, Julie Samia
    Collaborating With Industry-Choices For The Academic Medical Center
    Hamilton Moses III, Eugene Braunwald, Joseph B. Martin, And Samuel O. Thier
    The Continuing Unethical Conduct Of Underpowered Clinical Trials
    Scott D. Halpern, Jason H.T. Karlawish, And Jesse A. Berlin
    Effect Of Mandatory Parental Notification On Adolescent Girls’ Use Of Sexual Health Care Services
    Diane M. Reddy, Raymond Fleming, And Carolyne Swain
    Economic And Health Consequences Of Selling A Kidney In India
    Madhav Goyal, Ravindra L. Mehta, Lawrence J. Schneiderman, And Ashwini R. Sehgal
    Scholarly Watchdogs For An Ethical Netherworld
    Peter Monaghan
    Clinical And Organizational Factors Associated With Feeding Tube Use Among Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment
    Susan L. Mitchell, Joan M. Teno, Jason Roy, Glen Kabumoto, Vincent Mor
    Xenografts And Retroviruses
    Robin A. Weiss
    Donating Spare Embryos For Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
    Ethics Committee Of The American Society For Reproductive Medicine
    About The Contributors

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    Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on issues of justice and unequal access to quality health care, the impact of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and clinical practice, the unethical conduct of underpowered clinical trials, the effects of mandatory parental notification in teenage sexual healthcare, stem cell research on spare embryos, and other crucial areas where moral and ethical dilemmas emerge from new and existing policy and legislation Continue Reading Health Care Policy

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  • Health Care Policy

    $89.00

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Justice, Health, And Healthcare
    Norman Daniels
    An Unequal Epidemic In An Unequal World
    Kevin M. De Cock And Robert S. Janssen
    The Importance Of Race And Ethnic Background In Biomedical Research And Clinical Practice
    Esteban Gonzalez Burchard, Elad Ziv, Natasha Coyle, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Hua Tang
    The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: Planning For And Response To Bioterrorism And Naturally Occuring Infectious Diseases
    Lawrence O. Gostin, Jason W. Sapsin, Stephen P. Teret, Scott Burris, Julie Samia
    Collaborating With Industry-Choices For The Academic Medical Center
    Hamilton Moses III, Eugene Braunwald, Joseph B. Martin, And Samuel O. Thier
    The Continuing Unethical Conduct Of Underpowered Clinical Trials
    Scott D. Halpern, Jason H.T. Karlawish, And Jesse A. Berlin
    Effect Of Mandatory Parental Notification On Adolescent Girls’ Use Of Sexual Health Care Services
    Diane M. Reddy, Raymond Fleming, And Carolyne Swain
    Economic And Health Consequences Of Selling A Kidney In India
    Madhav Goyal, Ravindra L. Mehta, Lawrence J. Schneiderman, And Ashwini R. Sehgal
    Scholarly Watchdogs For An Ethical Netherworld
    Peter Monaghan
    Clinical And Organizational Factors Associated With Feeding Tube Use Among Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Cognitive Impairment
    Susan L. Mitchell, Joan M. Teno, Jason Roy, Glen Kabumoto, Vincent Mor
    Xenografts And Retroviruses
    Robin A. Weiss
    Donating Spare Embryos For Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
    Ethics Committee Of The American Society For Reproductive Medicine
    About The Contributors

    Additional Info
    Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on issues of justice and unequal access to quality health care, the impact of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and clinical practice, the unethical conduct of underpowered clinical trials, the effects of mandatory parental notification in teenage sexual healthcare, stem cell research on spare embryos, and other crucial areas where moral and ethical dilemmas emerge from new and existing policy and legislation Continue Reading Health Care Policy

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  • Bridging The Great Divide

    $118.00

    Preface: Cultivators Of A Flourishing Garden Of Life

    Building A Bridge Across The Great Divide

    The Virtue Of Bi-Polar Extremism

    The Trouble With A Beige Catholicism

    Paths And Practices: Recovering An Embodied Christianity

    Liturgy

    Lex Orandi, Lex Vivendi: The Liturgy As A Source For The Moral Life

    The Trouble With Beige Churches: A Critique Of The Influence Of Cartesian Modernity On Contemporary

    The Liturgical Act And The Church Of The Twenty-first Century

    At The Feet Of The Masters

    The Christian Humanism Of Karol Wojtyla And Thomas Aquinas

    Thomas Aquinas’s Christological Reading Of God And The Creature

    God As Artist

    Genesis And Joyce: Narratives Of Sin, Grace And Theonomy: An Essay In Honor Of Andrew Greeley On His Seventieth Birthday

    Preaching The Message

    I’m Waiting; I’m Waiting: An Advent Meditation

    The Grandfather And The Voice From The Whirlwind: A Meditation On Preaching The Problem Of Suffering

    Three Paths Of Holiness

    A Sermon For Children Of The Seventies

    The Way Of Nonviolence

    Thomas Merton’s Metaphysics Of Peace

    Creation, Transsubstantiation And The Grain Of The Universe: A Contribution To Stanley Hauerwas’s Ekklesia Project

    Comes A Warrior: A Christmas Meditation

    Priesthood And Ministry

    Priest As Bearer Of The Mystery

    Priest As Doctor Of The Soul

    Mystagogues, World-Transformers And Interpreters Of Tongues: A Reflection On Collaborative Ministry In The Church

    Evangelizing The American Culture

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    Bridging the Great Divide: Musings of a Post-Liberal, Post-Conservative Evangelical Catholic represents a pivotal moment in the life of the Catholic community. As the Church seeks to maintain its unique witness, nurture the faithful, and evangelize, a new generation of American Catholics has emerged. No longer the next generation, these new leaders came of age after the Second Vatican Council and, like many others, no longer find compelling the battles between the liberals and conservatives throughout the post-conciliar period.

    Today’s faithful are searching for an expression of Catholic Christianity that is vibrant, colorful, provocative, counter-cultural, deeply rooted in the tradition, and full of the promise of the Good News. In this timely and prophetic book, Father Robert Barron–himself a member of the younger generation–has minted a new vernacular and blazed a new way that goes bridges the great divide and gives voice to the concerns of post-liberal, post-conservative, evangelical believers.

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  • Death And Dying

    $89.00

    Biology, Consciousness, And The Definition Of Death
    David DeGrazia
    Catholic Teaching On Prolonging Life: Setting The Record Straight
    Michael Panicola
    Tube Feeding And Advance Progressive Dementia
    Stephen G. Post
    Secondary And Tertiary Pallative Care In The US Hospitals
    Charles F. Von Gunten
    The Oregon Report: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
    Kathleen Foley And Herbert Hendin
    Responding To Requests For Physician-Assisted Suicide: These Are Uncharted Waters For Both Of Us…
    Paul B. Bascom And Susan W. Tolle
    Physician-Assisted Suicide: Ten Questions
    Thomas A. Shannon
    I Could Not Give Her Health But I Could Give Her Rest: It’s Over, Debbie
    Anonymous
    The History Of Euthanasia Debates In The United States And Britain
    Ezekiel J. Emanuel
    Termination Of Life On Request And Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act
    Upper House Of The States General, The Netherlands, Parliamentary Year 2000-2001

    Additional Info
    Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe.

    In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics.

    This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on the definition of death, consciousness, quality of life, tube feeding, pallative care, physician-assisted suicide and the debate on euthanasia. Included in this volume are works by Paul B. Bascom, David DeGrazia, Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Kathleen Foley, Herbert Hendin, Michael Panicola, Stephen G. Post, Thomas A. Shannon, Charles F. von Gunten, Susan W. Tolle.

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  • American Catholics American Culture

    $41.00

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction
    Peter Steinfels And Robert Royal
    Against The Grain

    Catholics In America: Antipathy And Assimilation
    John T. McGreevy
    Abortion, Sexuality, And Catholicism’s Public Presence
    Luke Timothy Johnson
    The Church’s Prophetic Response: Connecting Sexuality, Marriage, Family, And Children: A Response
    Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    The Complexities And Ambiguities Of The Prophetic Dimension: A Response
    Susan A. Ross
    The Pro-Life Message And Catholic Social Teaching: Problems Of Reception
    Richard M. Doerflinger
    The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Pro-Life Agenda: A Response
    Mary C. Segers
    The Abortion Debate: Good For The Church And Good For American Society
    Michele Dillon
    Killing Yourself: Physician-Assisted Suicide In Oregon
    Brian Doyle
    Part II: Popular Culture And Literature

    Catholicism As American Popular Culture
    James T. Fisher
    As If In Prayer: A Response To Catholicism As American Popular Culture
    Mark Massa
    The Last Catholic Writer In America?
    Paul Elie
    Being A Writer, Being A Catholic: Sometimes The Twain Can Meet
    Valerie Sayers
    The Press And The Church’s Social Teaching: Friends Or Foes?
    Kenneth J. Doyle
    Assertions, Not Reasons: A Response
    J. Bottum
    Part III: Anti-Catholicism In The United States: The VIew From History
    John T. McGreevy
    An Ugly Little Secret Revisited: A Pretest On Anti-Catholicism In America
    Andrew M. Greeley
    Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice? Yes
    Kenneth L. Woodward
    Voices From The Field
    Gail Buckley, Daniel Callahan, William Donohue, Paul Moses, Alan Wolfe
    About The Contributors

    Additional Info
    Sheed & Ward, in partnership with Commonweal magazine, presents the second of two volumes in the groundbreaking series, American Catholics in the Public Square, a project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Essays by scholars, journalists, lawyers, business and labor leaders, church administrators and lobbyists, novelists, activists, policy makers and politicians address the most critical issues facing the Catholic Church in the United States.

    Volume 2, American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance, is introduced by Peter Steinfels and Robert Royal. Part One, Against the Grain, explores the philosophical and practical differences between Catholicism and American culture on issues in sexuality, marriage, abortion, stem cell research, women’s rights, and physician-assisted suicide. The essays attempt to mediate the divide between Catholicism’s communal and personalist view of the human person and the American preference for autonomy and pluralism. Part Two, Popular Culture & Literature, confronts the role and interaction of the Church in popular culture and explores the identity of the Catholic writer on the literary page and in the media. Part Three, Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice? endeavors to define what anti-Catholicism is, where it is found in North American culture, what it means for maintaining group identity, and how it can be interpreted as an American or religious phenomenon.

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  • American Catholics American Culture

    $126.00

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction
    Peter Steinfels And Robert Royal
    Against The Grain

    Catholics In America: Antipathy And Assimilation
    John T. McGreevy
    Abortion, Sexuality, And Catholicism’s Public Presence
    Luke Timothy Johnson
    The Church’s Prophetic Response: Connecting Sexuality, Marriage, Family, And Children: A Response
    Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    The Complexities And Ambiguities Of The Prophetic Dimension: A Response
    Susan A. Ross
    The Pro-Life Message And Catholic Social Teaching: Problems Of Reception
    Richard M. Doerflinger
    The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Pro-Life Agenda: A Response
    Mary C. Segers
    The Abortion Debate: Good For The Church And Good For American Society
    Michele Dillon
    Killing Yourself: Physician-Assisted Suicide In Oregon
    Brian Doyle
    Part II: Popular Culture And Literature

    Catholicism As American Popular Culture
    James T. Fisher
    As If In Prayer: A Response To Catholicism As American Popular Culture
    Mark Massa
    The Last Catholic Writer In America?
    Paul Elie
    Being A Writer, Being A Catholic: Sometimes The Twain Can Meet
    Valerie Sayers
    The Press And The Church’s Social Teaching: Friends Or Foes?
    Kenneth J. Doyle
    Assertions, Not Reasons: A Response
    J. Bottum
    Part III: Anti-Catholicism In The United States: The VIew From History
    John T. McGreevy
    An Ugly Little Secret Revisited: A Pretest On Anti-Catholicism In America
    Andrew M. Greeley
    Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice? Yes
    Kenneth L. Woodward
    Voices From The Field
    Gail Buckley, Daniel Callahan, William Donohue, Paul Moses, Alan Wolfe
    About The Contributors

    Additional Info
    Sheed & Ward, in partnership with Commonweal magazine, presents the second of two volumes in the groundbreaking series, American Catholics in the Public Square, a project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Essays by scholars, journalists, lawyers, business and labor leaders, church administrators and lobbyists, novelists, activists, policy makers and politicians address the most critical issues facing the Catholic Church in the United States.

    Volume 2, American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance, is introduced by Peter Steinfels and Robert Royal. Part One, Against the Grain, explores the philosophical and practical differences between Catholicism and American culture on issues in sexuality, marriage, abortion, stem cell research, women’s rights, and physician-assisted suicide. The essays attempt to mediate the divide between Catholicism’s communal and personalist view of the human person and the American preference for autonomy and pluralism. Part Two, Popular Culture & Literature, confronts the role and interaction of the Church in popular culture and explores the identity of the Catholic writer on the literary page and in the media. Part Three, Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice? endeavors to define what anti-Catholicism is, where it is found in North American culture, what it means for maintaining group identity, and how it can be interpreted as an American or religious phenomenon.

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  • American Catholics And Civic Engagement

    $53.00

    Introduction
    Peter Steinfels
    Part 1: Catholic Thought In The American Context

    The Common Good & Catholic Social Thought
    John A. Coleman
    Pluralism & The Common Good: A Response
    Jane Mansbridge
    Catholic Social Thought & The American Experience
    Stephen J. Pope
    Contending With Liberalism
    William A. Galston
    Catholics And The Liberal Tradition
    Michael Lacey & William M. Shea
    Part 2: Catholic Institutions In The American Public Square

    The Catholic Parish In The Public Square
    Philip J. Murnion
    What Do State Catholic Conferences Do?
    William Bole
    The Limits Of Coalitions And Compromises: The California State Catholic Conference
    Edward E. Dolejsi
    Catholic Health Care & The Challenge Of Civic Society
    Clarke E. Cochrane
    Part 3: Catholics In The Public Square: Autobiographies

    Pro-life, Pro-family, Pro-poor
    Mary Jo Bane
    State House Politician
    David Carlin
    On The Beat In The South Bronx And Central America
    David Gonzalez
    Politics And Polling
    Dotty Lynch
    A Journalist’s Calling
    Don Wycliff
    Look For The Real Story
    Paul Moses
    Family, Faith And Union
    Kirk Adams
    The Workers’ Worker
    John J. Sweeney
    Family, Good Fortune And Stewardship
    Thomas J. Donnelly
    God Deals With Me Through My Clients
    W. Shepherdson Abell
    Part 4: Catholics In The Voting Booth

    How Catholic Is The Catholic Vote?
    David C. Leege & Paul D. Mueller
    There Is No Catholic Vote-And It’s Important
    E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    Catholic Republicans
    Kate O’Beirne
    Communitarian Lite
    William Bole

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    Sheed & Ward, in partnership with the Commonweal Foundation and with funding from the Pew Charitable Trust, proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the contributions to U.S. civic life of the Catholic, Jewish, mainline and evangelical Protestant, African-American, Latino, and Muslim communities in the United States, the two volumes in this series gather selected essays from the Commonweal Colloquia and the joint meetings organized by the Commonweal Foundation and The Faith and Reason Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington. Participants in the Commonweal colloquia and the joint meetings–leading Catholic scholars, journalists, lawyers, business and labor leaders, novelists and poets, church administrators and lobbyists, activists, policy makers and politicians–produced approximately forty-five essays presented at ten meetings that brought together over two hundred and fifty participants. The two volumes in the American Catholics in the Public Square Series address many of the most critical issues now facing the Catholic Church in the United States by drawing from the four goals of the colloquia-to identify, assess, and critique the distinctive elements in Catholicism’s approach to civic life; to generate concrete analyses and recommendations for strengthening Catholic civic engagement; to encompass a broad spectrum of political and social views of Catholics to encourage dialogue between Catholic leaders, religious and secular media, and political thinkers; to reexamine the long-standing Catholic belief in the obligation to promote the common good and to clarify how Catholics may work better with those holding other religious or philosophical convictions toward revitalizing both the religious environment and civic participation in the American republic.

    This first volume, American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice, includes a general introduction by Peter Steinfels and is structured in four parts, each of which include a brief overview. Part One, Catholic Thought in the American Context, explore the fundamental concepts that underlie Catholic social thought and their relevance to American public debate and public policy-the intellectual tools with which Catholics have often participated in the public square. Part Two, Catholic Institutions in the American Public Square, reveal Continue Reading American Catholics And Civic Engagement

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  • Catholicism And Intelligence

    $22.95

    Catholicism and Intelligence is a collection of essays that challenge the reader to see God in what-is, in the reality of our world. Engaging some of the finest minds of the past-Chesterton, Plato, Augustine, and even Charlie Brown-Schall speaks to the present with incisive clarity, illustrating how revelation informs and strengthens the natural light of reason, enabling humanity to see reality most clearly. Catholicism and Intelligence affirms that a truly Catholic mind is radically and uniquely capable of sifting through competing worldviews. Continue Reading Catholicism And Intelligence

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  • Culture Of The Incarnation

    $34.95

    n this collection of essays, distinguished Australian theologian Tracey Rowland takes up the relationship of Christ and culture, broadly understood. She contrasts the principles undergirding what St. John Paul II called a culture of death with those required for the flourishing of a humanism that flows from the grace of the Incarnation.

    Rowland returns frequently to the theological insights of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, to whose thought she is deeply indebted. Drawing upon the Augustinian and Thomist traditions of political theology, she offers a trenchant theological critique of liberalism in all its forms, with attention to our modern attraction to false utopias and accommodationist impulses.

    The nine essays in this volume engage such perennial topics as the place of natural law, the theological status of the world, and the nature of true humanism, along with timely topics such as the retrieval of the sources of Catholic resistance to Communism and what is now commonly called cultural Marxism. Rowland’s inimitable voice, keen wit, and penetrating insight into the distinctiveness of Catholic truth make this book a landmark volume as the Church today revisits anew its relationship to the world. Continue Reading Culture Of The Incarnation

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  • Promise Of Presence

    $24.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780912405926Editor: Michael Downey | Editor: Richard FragomeniBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1992Publisher: Oregon Catholic Press/Pastoral Press

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  • Saint Cuthbert Gospel

    $75.00

    A British Library Publishing Title

    The St Cuthbert Gospel (formerly known as the Stonyhurst Gospel) is the earliest intact European book and a landmark in the cultural history of western Europe. Now dated to the early eighth century, the manuscript contains a beautifully written copy of the Gospel of John in Latin and is famous for the craftsmanship and condition of its contemporary decorated leather binding. Found in Cuthbert’s coffin when it was opened in Durham Cathedral in 1104, the Gospel was acquired for the national collection in 2012 after a major fundraising campaign. This new collection of essays is the most substantial study of the book since the 1960s. It includes detailed commentary on Cuthbert in his historical context; the codicology, text, script, and medieval history of the manuscript; the structure and decoration of the binding; the other relics found in Cuthbert’s coffin; and the post-medieval ownership of the book.This book significantly revises the existing scholarship on one of the British Library’s most recent acquisitions which is now one of its greatest treasures. Continue Reading Saint Cuthbert Gospel

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