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Of Sympathy and Selfishness: The Moral and Political Philosophy of Adam Smith
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P506
ISBN: 9780881465297
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00

Adam Smith is best known for his magisterial Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, but his other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, is as deserving of serious study. In this volume, scholars in economics, philosophy, and political science take up questions that range throughout Smith’s work, seeking to find connections between his moral theory and political economy. 

This volume, based on the 2013 A. V. Elliot Conference on Great Books and Ideas at Mercer University, represents a great diversity of disciplinary perspectives. Its authors take up a wide range of concerns that exist in the intersection of Smith’s political and moral theory. It also includes several articles that attempt to compare his work to thinkers that preceded and followed him, coming from as far back in the tradition as the Italian Renaissance, and moving forward in history to claim Smith’s relevance for contemporary research in experimental economics.


Power and the People: Thucydides’s History and the American Founding
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P578
ISBN: 9780881466959
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Price: $24.00
Based on the 2017 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, this volume gathers ten scholarly essays on the great Athenian historian, Thucydides, and his influence on the founders of the American republic. Contributors explore Thucydides’ insights into the challenges of democratic governance, especially for a wealthy and powerful state, what they meant to the American Founders, and why they continue to be relevant today.

Promise and Peril: Republics and Republicanism in the History of Political Philosophy
Edited by: Will R. Jordan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P523
ISBN: 9780881466195
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
PROMISE AND PERIL includes eight essays that were first presented at the 2015 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, the eighth annual conference sponsored by Mercer University’s Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles. Together, these essays explore the idea of republicanism across the history of political thought, focusing especially on the challenges and dilemmas endemic to popular government. Contributors include Evanthia Speliotis, Mark Shiffman, Benjamin Storey, Andrea Kowalchuk, Michelle A. Schwarze, James R. Zink, Lise van Boxel, Christine Dunn Henderson, and Aristide Tessitore.

Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle
By author: William L. Self
Product Code: P499
ISBN: 9780881465174
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Price: $15.00
Surviving the Stained-Glass Jungle is a compelling and positive look at the parish ministry through the eyes of a veteran pastor of more than fifty-three years. The book directly confronts the issues of burnout, conflict, stress, and social concerns. It gives strategy and practical help in navigating through these difficult currents. Self addresses the usual themes of preaching, administration, and pastoral care, but also gives practical help with the issues of the pastor's own mental health and self-care. This material is written for parish leaders of all mainline denominations and will become a standard for the practice of ministry. The general theme of the book is that the church is worth the effort. The target audience is seminarians and veteran pastors alike in order to encourage them in the task. Laymen would also benefit significantly by reading this book, gaining a better understanding of the ministry. Self has a national reputation as a gifted preacher, pastor, author, lecturer, motivational speaker for corporate America, and innovator in church growth.

The Courage Factor : A Collection of Presidential Essays
Product Code: H671
ISBN: 9780865549869
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
This remarkable collection of essays spans more than twenty-five years as president of Mercer University. As such, they form a corpus of thought by a university president who believes that the university can and does have a role in shaping culture and society, and is a leading factor in the architecture of our future.

The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter
By author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H948
ISBN: 9780881466447
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
"When we prepared to leave Washington in January 1981, my White House staff and cabinet members took up a collection to buy me a going-away gift," says Jimmy Carter. "My friends then gave the collected funds to Sears, Roebuck and Co., with directions to supply me with whatever tools and equipment I needed for a completely furnished woodworking shop in what had been our garage. This has turned out to be one of the best gifts of my life, and I have devoted a good portion of my spare time to developing my skills and designing and building furniture."

The Doc Schneider Songbook: Homemade Songs 1974-2016
By composer: Doc Schneider
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P546
ISBN: 9780881466201
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Price: $45.00
In words and music, songs and photographs, this captivating songbook tells the story of a mostly unknown homemade singer-songwriter. A lawyer by day and night, and a songwriter in between, Doc Schneider has written more than 100 songs over the last four decades and released three albums--Choices & Chances, Second Chances, and Songs & Stories Live--all available through iTunes, CD Baby, YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora. His songs have found a few dedicated listeners across the United States and in tiny pockets around the world in Bruges, Paris, Malta, and elsewhere.

The Female Drama: The Philosophical Feminine in the Soul of Plato’s Republic
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H987
ISBN: 9780881467437
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Price: $35.00
Plato's most magisterial dialogue, the REPUBLIC, takes up the question "what is justice," and its central image is an imaginary city constructed in speech designed to aid in this inquiry. ...Like all of the images and arguments in the REPUBLIC, the Female Drama of the city in speech has meaning both for political and individual justice, but there has been no systematic inquiry into the central books of the REPUBLIC for their meaning for individual justice. That is the ambition of this book.

Founding: Essential Documents, The
Edited by: Will R. Jordan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P667
ISBN: 9780881468823
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Price: $12.00
Mercer University's Thomas and Ramona McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles exists to encourage the study of the texts and ideas that have been instrumental in shaping the regime of the United States of America. This short volume includes four texts that not only articulate the regime's highest ideals, but provide a lasting framework for governance, and offer a glimpse of the centuries-long struggle to realize those ideals more fully.

The God Particle: God-Talk in a “Big Bang” World
By author: R. Kirby Godsey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H919
ISBN: 9780881465853
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Price: $20.00
The expansion of human knowledge that springs from the inquiries of science can become a profound resource for our faith traditions. We need not choose between faith and reason as the rejection of reason often leads to a failure of faith. The high calling of the scientific community is to bring the realities of our universe into sharper focus. Our faith traditions enable us to discern meaning and understanding in our lives that cannot be realized by examining facts alone. Both the knowledge we are gaining from science along with the deep insights that we gain from our faith stories provide light and encouragement for navigating our human journeys.

The History of the Mercer University School of Medicine, 1965–2007
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H796
ISBN: 9780881461619
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The story of the Mercer University School of Medicine is both inspiring and compelling. Rarely in the annals of higher education has a dream so remote and an idea so right come to fruition because of the resolute commitment of individuals who, for differing reasons, devoted themselves to the realization of an unlikely dream. This book is a compilation of first-person accounts and narrative histories that combine to tell the story of a most remarkable school that trains physicians to provide health care to Georgia and the South.

The Most Sacred Freedom: Religious Liberty in the History of Philosophy and America’s Founding
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P524
ISBN: 9780881465631
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
THE MOST SACRED FREEDOM includes eight essays that were first presented at the 2014 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, the seventh annual conference sponsored by Mercer University’s Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles. Together, these essays explore the great principle of religious liberty by charting its development in the Western tradition and reconsidering its place at America’s founding. The major themes addressed include the theological and epistemological preconditions of religious liberty, the chief challenges to securing this liberty, the problematic but necessary role of religion in a free society, and the constitutional framework that has been handed down to us to help preserve this most sacred freedom. Contributors to the volume are Steven Grosby, Jeremiah H. Russell, Maura Jane Farrelly, Daniel Cullen, John Witte, Jr., Scott Yenor, David Ramsey, and Michael Novak.

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