Paul M. Pearson (Editor)
In these essays, talks, and a stunning selection of his own photographs, Thomas Merton hauntingly evokes the spirituality of a uniquely American sect. Largely remembered today for a legacy of extraordinary craftsmanship, the Shakers espoused a way of life, as Merton shows, with surprising relevance for today. In their approach to work as a form of worship, in their practice of community, their simplicity and rejection of violence, and their profound witness to the Kingdom of God, Merton finds lessons for all Christians. In the Shakers prophetic departure from the American myth of progress, efficiency, and individualism, he finds a message of enduring value for our time.
Robert Cooter et al.
This accessible, effective, “point-of-teaching” text and resource puts up to date information, assessments, and instructional strategies in front of teachers of reading in an incredibly practical, ready to use format. Practicing educators find it an ideal reference tool for matching strategies to students’ needs, pre-service teachers find it a highly informative core text for reading diagnosis and assessment courses, and workshop instructors find it just what they need for their ongoing professional development programs.
"The Conversation" is a rare combination of an intellectually engaging and enjoyable read. It enlivens various philosophical and religious positions, and then puts Judaism into an animated conversation with them. It's a kind of Chaim Potok meets Philosophy 101. The results are rich in narrative, tradition and ideas. It is also an excellent book for young adults and their parents to read at the same time, to stimulate discussion about important issues and challenges....
An innovative new poetry collection by established Kentucky writer Frederick Smock.Frederick Smock is associate professor of English at Bellarmine University, where he received the 2005 Wyatt Faculty Award. He has published four previous collections of poems with Larkspur Press. He is also the author of Craft-talk: On Writing Poems, and Pax Intrantibus: A Meditation on the Poetry of Thomas Merton. His poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The Louisville Review, The Merton Journal (UK), Poetry East, Trajectory, and other journals.
In contemporary public discourse, the supposedly comprehensive explanatory power of reason is used to justify a thoroughgoing suspicion of religion. In recent decades, the critiques of postmodernism have generated a different kind of suspicion by construing history as a process that is too arbitrary to be narrated--either by modern reason or by religion. In light of these developments, a question arises regarding the appropriate theological response to such forms of suspicion, both of which threaten not just religion but our sense of human agency as such.
"Recent scholarship on the Amazon has challenged depictions of the region that emphasize its natural exuberance or represent its residents as historically isolated peoples stoically resisting challenges from powerful global forces. The contributors to this volume follow this lead by situating the discussion of the Amazon and its inhabitants at the intersections of identity politics, debates about socioeconomic sovereignty, and processes of place making.
Author Steven Berg offers an interpretation of Plato’s Symposium wherein all the speakers at the banquet - with the exception of Socrates - not only offer their views on the nature of love, but represent Athens and the Athenian enlightenment. Accordingly, Socrates' speech, taken in relation to the speeches that precede it, is shown to articulate the relation between Socrates and the Athenian enlightenment, to expose the limitations of that enlightenment, and therefore finally to bring to light the irresolvable tension between Socrates and his philosophy and the city of Athens even at her most enlightened.
Joseph M. Thompson
This work provides a basic introduction to Catholic social thought (including Pope Benedict XVI's most recent encyclicals) that focused on its understanding and applications in the 21st century.
Significant social science research suggests that the standard of monogamy has become a destructive force both on marriages and parenting. Based on an exhaustive survey into the lives of real people, Swinging in America: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the 21st Century concludes that nonmonogamous relationships such as swinging and polyamory offer a new blueprint for combining sex and love - one that may prove more in line with the way people actually live their lives in our society."
Few changes in literary history are as dramatic as the replacement of the sentimental image of the home in Victorian fiction by the emphasis in modernist fiction on dysfunctional families and domestic alienation. In The End of Domesticity Charles Hatten offers a provocative theory for this seminal shift that even now shapes literary depictions of the family.
In Crossings, Fr. Clyde Crews, professor emeritus and Bellarmine University historian, sets out to explore the often forgotten historical narratives of people and events in the 40 blocks that form a rectangle in the downtown section of Louisville around Merton Square. Richly illustrated with archival photos and filled with compelling stories – some funny, some tragic, all intriguing – Crossings invites the reader to join in the historic adventure and search.
Thomas L. Wilson
The application of basic human psychology to the activity of thoroughbred handicapping can go a long way to develop expert skill and earn consistent profits at the track. In these pages, Prof. Thomas Wilson shares an entirely original perspective on the art of the game that brings to life the past performance data and reveals new dimensions about the "game inside" the mind of the handicapper.
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