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Frodo's Wound: Why The Lord of the Rings Is a Great Book
By author: Krishnan Venkatesh
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P631
ISBN: 9780881468014
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Price: $24.00
Why do lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy return to it again and again through their lives? Why does each rereading seem more nourishing? FRODO'S WOUND is a collection of essays that approaches these questions from various angles. It argues that while epic conflict and heroic warriors may provide the initial allure to the book, what lingers and deepens with each reading is its emotional complexity, its knowledge of loss and grief, and its yearning for something only dimly understood.

God’s Struggler : Religion in the Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis
Edited by: Peter A. Bien   By author: Darren J. N. Middleton
Product Code: H391
ISBN: 9780865544994
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
It is often assumed that Nikos Kazantzakis's (1883-1957) religious views were unorthodox and heretical, and therefore unworthy of a place in the history of Christian thought. We may see it as a part of a wider, Christian faith still in the making.

Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity : Criticism As the Pursuit of Virtue
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: P177
ISBN: 9780865546189
Product Format: Paperback
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"Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity, inspired by a passage from Plato's Phaedrus, serves as a coda to my critical trilogy, published over a span of nearly twenty years: The Reverent Discipline (1974), The courage of Judgement (1982), and The Critic as Conservator (1992). My title here provides the encompassing poetic image-and the inspiration behind my critical intent- of ultimately overcoming the crises of modernism in which we agonize, and of attaining the promise of spiritual and moral order.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit : An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien
By author: Perry C. Bramlett
Product Code: P262
ISBN: 9780865548947
Product Format: Paperback
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Whether you’ve been a fan for years or you’ve just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of J. R. R. Tolkien includes: • a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband, and close friend of C. S. Lewis • overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular works such as the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, his often overlooked academic works and his children’s books such as Roverandom and Mr. Bliss. • a detailed chronology of the important events and times of his life and career • an extensive listing of his works, both published and unpublished • a resource bibliography of the best works about him

In Continuity : The Last Essays of Austin Warren
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: H393
ISBN: 9780865545014
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00

Joseph Conrad : His Moral Vision
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: H677
ISBN: 9780865549364
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination. In illuminating interpretations the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions

Joseph Conrad : His Moral Vision
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: P291
ISBN: 9780881460636
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination. In illuminating interpretations the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions

Listening for God: Malamud, O’Connor, Updike, & Morrison
By author: Peter C. Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H999
ISBN: 9780881467680
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Price: $35.00
We live in a secular age, where the world and its ways seem to indicate the absence of God. The testimony of ancient and latter-day prophets requires more faith (or credulity) than most of us can manage. Can we still find spiritual truths that will restore a sense of a higher meaning to our lives? For millennia, people have looked to literature, to scriptures, epics, poems, plays, novels, and films for insights into the human condition. In our increasingly rationalized world, some of these contemporary storytellers--like a Bernard Malamud, Flannery O’Connor, John Updike, or Toni Morrison--stretch their art to find new words for the sacred. Brown invites us to reread them to listen for this elusive transcendence, a sacred mystery that rebukes both the atheist's weak humanism and the believer's naïve supernaturalism.

Misfits and Marble Fauns: Religion and Romance in Hawthorne and O’Connor
By author: Wendy Piper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H816
ISBN: 9780881462173
Product Format: Hardback
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This book offers a fresh approach to Hawthorne and O’Connor as writers of the American romance. Drawing from a contemporary philosophical context, it applies Gadamer’s cultural critique of modernity to the moral and artistic visions conveyed through the authors’ use of the literary form of romance.

Nature, Law, and the Sacred: Essays in Honor of Ronna Burger
Edited by: Evanthia Speliotis
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H989
ISBN: 9780881467116
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Price: $45.00
This collection of essays, presented in honor of Ronna Burger, addresses questions and themes that have animated her thinking, teaching, and writing over the years. With a view to the scope of her writings, these essays range broadly: from the Bible and Ancient Greek authors--including not only Plato and Aristotle, but also Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Xenophon--to medieval thinkers, Maimonides, Dante, and Boccaccio, as well as modern philosophers, from Descartes and Montesquieu to Kant, Lessing, Hegel, and Kierkegaard.

Searching for Eden: John Steinbeck’s Ethical Career
By author: John H. Timmerman
Product Code: H885
ISBN: 9780881464788
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Price: $29.00
Ethics for Steinbeck always entailed justice. This didn’t change over the course of his long career. Justice is constituted of a communal spirit, a relational situation in which individual humans care for their fellows, and a state that champions the cause of the needy and outcast. Any violation merits punishment if incurred by an individual or rebellion if incurred by the state. Upon such points as these most Steinbeck readers agree. What hasn’t been done before, however, and what SEARCHING FOR EDEN undertakes, is a careful analysis of how these ideas fluctuated at different points during Steinbeck’s literary career. Of utmost importance here are the latter years of Steinbeck’s life when his deepening political involvement and immersion in Arthurian myth shaped a changing ethic altogether.

Shakespeare’s History:Introduction to the Interpretation of THE FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH and the English Histories
By author: Guy Story Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H842
ISBN: 9780881462807
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is Shakespeare’s first work for the stage, his first dramatic hit, and, also, his most controversial and suspect history play, a literary genre he perfected. From the vantage of his opening act its close study affords the original introduction to all the histories and the Shakespearean stage as such, as well as to his idea of time and the world generally, that is, to the Shakespearean education.

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