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"From Reflection and Choice": The Political Philosophy of the Federalist Papers and the Ratification Debate
Edited by: Will R. Jordan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P604
ISBN: 9780881467444
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
The current era of intense partisan conflict is unlikely to be remembered for the excellence of its public discourse. Given this fact, we do well to remind ourselves that Americans were once capable of debating even the most important political questions in the popular press, and doing so at an extraordinarily high level. The debate over the ratification of the Constitution in 1787–1788 enlisted some of the country's greatest minds, and wrestled with issues fundamental to popular government in general and to the United States constitutional order in particular.

Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
What does it mean to become a human being? This question was persistently repeated by Kierkegaard scholar Howard V. Hong (1912–2010) to students during his forty-year tenure at St. Olaf College. As one of Dr. Hong’s students, Jamie Lorentzen never forgot the question—one that always pointed to the ethical upbuilding of individuals. Lorentzen’s Kierkegaard studies inform commentary on how central characters in four works of literature help readers answer Howard Hong’s question. Twain’s Huck Finn becomes human by being an unwitting ethicist despite himself and the pro-slavery culture in which he was reared. Ishmael and Queequeg’s embrace of the neighbor and outcast in Melville’s Moby-Dick is an ethical counterpoint to Ahab’s terrifying narcissism. Meanwhile, Ibsen’s famous narcissist, Peer Gynt, offers an archetypal negative ethical model for becoming human. Finally, Dostoevsky’s Father Zosima and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov show how ethics informs human development in both secular and religious cultures.

Beyond Explanation: Religious Dimensions in Cultural Anthropology
By author: Mark Kline Taylor
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H155
ISBN: 9780865541658
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Drawing on one strand in the Christian tradition and another in contemporary philosophical theology, Professor Taylor presents the possibility of discerning and fostering a religious dimension in human experience, even within anthropological inquiry itself.

Bound on Earth : A Festschrift for Edmon Lewin Rowell, Jr.
Edited by: Marc A Jolley, Don Haymes   By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Product Code: H739
ISBN: 9780881460803
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
This Festschrift celebrates the life, ministry, and academic career of Edmon Lewin Rowell, Jr.. His life has been dedicated to both the church (through numerous churches he has served) and the academy (as an editor for more than twenty-seven years at Mercer University Press).

Cosmic Defiance: Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories
By author: David Crowe
Product Code: H891
ISBN: 9780881465020
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
John Updike once wrote that many of his works are "illustrations of Kierkegaard," and yet no current study provides an extended, convincing reason why this is so, why Updike came to live by Søren Kierkegaard's ideas. This study does, telling the story of Updike's life-altering encounter with Fear and Trembling in his early career, and tracing the subsequent evolution of Updike's complex and coherent theology.

Dante's Golden Legend:Auto-hagiography in the Divine Comedy
By author: Mary Alexandra Watt
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1011
ISBN: 9780881468083
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
DANTE'S GOLDEN LEGEND examines how the DIVINE COMEDY absorbs and reimagines Dante's early attempts at life-writing, as well as how Dante appropriates and revises various biographical and hagiographical models, using them as vehicles for his own auto-hagiographical project. The COMEDY, Watt contends, presents not only Dante's encyclopedic vision of sacred history but also his own purpose and place within that history.

De Anima
By author: Aristotle   Translated by: David Bolotin
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H959
ISBN: 9780881466638
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
David Bolotin's translation of Aristotle's DE ANIMA, or ON SOUL, aims above all at fidelity to the Greek. It treats Aristotle as a teacher regarding what soul really is, and hence it tries to convey the meaning--to the extent possible in English---of his every word. The translation itself is supplemented with footnotes, some of which, when taken together, sketch the outline of an overall interpretation of the work. For readers--including those who may already know some Greek--who wish to study DE ANIMA with care, it offers access that has hitherto been unavailable in English to the precise meaning of Aristotle's text.

De Anima
By author: Aristotle   Translated by: David Bolotin
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P575
ISBN: 9780881466645
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
David Bolotin's translation of Aristotle's DE ANIMA, or ON SOUL, aims above all at fidelity to the Greek. It treats Aristotle as a teacher regarding what soul really is, and hence it tries to convey the meaning--to the extent possible in English--of his every word. The translation itself is supplemented with footnotes, some of which, when taken together, sketch the outline of an overall interpretation of the work. For readers--including those who may already know some Greek--who wish to study DE ANIMA with care, it offers access that has hitherto been unavailable in English to the precise meaning of Aristotle's text.

Dialogues of Paul Tillich
Product Code: P235
ISBN: 9780865548336
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
The broad impact of Paul Tillich on present-day philosophical-theological thoughtforms--especially of Protestant Christianity--continues unabated into the new century. Stenger and Stone place Tillich in dialogue with past and present thinkers and show how theology can benefit from a critical reading and adaptation of Tillich's ideas.

Do You Know Who You Are?: Reading the Buddha's Discourses
By author: Krishnan Venkatesh
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P573
ISBN: 9780881466799
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE? is a unique study of the earliest recorded "discourses" of the Buddha, taking an approach that is at once psychological, philosophical, and literary. In a market abundant with how-to books for spiritual practitioners and advice for achieving a happy life by Buddhist masters, this book offers original readings of some of the most powerful of the Buddha's teachings, which take the form of conversations with a wide range of people: disciples, wandering Hindu philosophers, Brahmin white supremacists, ordinary householders, and even a tyrant. It is a book for all literate, thoughtful people who want to read for themselves what the Buddha really said and to understand their own condition better.

Don Browning and Psychology: Interpreting the Horizons of Our Lives
By author: Terry D. Cooper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P433
ISBN: 9780881462548
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
This book focuses on Don Browning's rich investigative journey into Freud's dual instinct model, the relationship between human biology and culture, evolutionary psychology, William James's instinctual pluralism, Erik Erikson's notion of generativity, the ethical implications of self-actualization in the humanistic psychologies of Rogers and Maslow, evil and self-realization in Carl Jung, the place of self-injury in the thought of Heinz Kohut, and other issues.

Exceptionally Common Courage: Fear and Trembling and the Puzzle of Kierkegaard's Authorship
By author: Kevin Hoffman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P633
ISBN: 9780881468076
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
EXCEPTIONALLY COMMON COURAGE provides an extended, close reading of FEAR AND TREMBLING, Kierkegaard's pseudonymous book about Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac. It then fits this (in)famous work into the broader and puzzling corpus that includes both other pseudonymous works and signed discourses by this same mercurial author.

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