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By What Authority? The Vital Questions of Religious Authority in Christianity
By author: Dr. Robert Millet
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P410
ISBN: 9780881462012
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
After the apostles Peter and John had healed the lame man at the Gate Beautiful, the two disciples were arrested and later brought before the Sanhedrin to account for their deed, one that continued to stir the already anxious leaders of the Jews: “And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?” (Acts 4:7). Indeed, what was the source of their miracle? And by what power or authority did they perform it? The essays in this book address the central issue of such authority in the Christian life. Contributors include Peter A. Huff, Richard John Neuhaus, Bradley Nassif, Stephen D. Ricks, Gerald R. McDermott, Robert M. Randolph, Robert L. Millet, Steven C. Harper, George R. Knight, David Neff, and Roger E. Olson.

Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse
By author: Lisa D. Powell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P475
ISBN: 9780881464634
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
Kierkegaard argued that Christianity is a lived religion, not a set of doctrines to be cognitively affirmed. This means theology’s proper focus is reflection on revelation within the God-human relationship, and human existence—always in process and shaped by different communities, relationships, and contexts—is significant to theological construction. As Christian knowledge is a relationship that cannot be communicated directly, theology is never concluded and cannot adequately function within totalizing systems. The writings of seventeenth-century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, provide an exemplary direction for contemporary theologies mindful of this need for indirect communication. Her writings show a respect of others’ cognitive freedom and their differing contexts and perspectives. Utilizing the religious work of this woman from Mexico’s colonial past, Powell builds a theological case for the inclusion of literary genres in the theological discipline, a move that resists western philosophy’s dominance of form and opens the theological canon.

Is God a Christian? Creating a Community of Conversation
Product Code: H825
ISBN: 9780881462425
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $19.95
In a world composed of almost seven billion people, about 2.2 billion of them claim to be Christian. And while Christianity is continuing to grow at a modest rate, other religions are growing at a faster pace. Christians often think and behave as though God is a Christian. This book is written to ask if that assumption is true and to foster a more open conversation about other world religions.

Lessons from Aquinas: A Resolution of the Problem of Faith and Reason
By author: Creighton Rosental
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H829
ISBN: 9780881462531
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $45.00
Thomas Aquinas has long been understood to have reconciled faith and reason. Typically, he is understood as having provided justification for faith by means of proof. In this book, Rosental argues that Aquinas's account of faith is not simply an account of justified belief, at least as it is typically considered in contemporary philosophy. This book is an erudite and accessible reading of this most fundamental issue in Thomistic studies.

Metaphysics, Theology, And Self : Relational Essays
Translated by: Harold H. Oliver
Product Code: P352
ISBN: 9780881460278
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
These eight essays proposes a system of relational philosophy and theology. Themes developed include the following: (1) On the issue of truth in scientific and religious discourse as seen from the claim of their complementarity: they represent different languages about the same domain-experience. (2) The problem of Western substantialism is answered by a proposed non- and antisubstantialist theory of selfhood as an alternative to the Western ego. (3) Certain hermeneutical themes as well as (4) several themes thatintroduce new facets of relational thought.

Myth And Meaning, Myth And Order
By author: Stephen C. Ausband
Product Code: P265
ISBN: 9780865548992
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
The way to know a man—as well as a society—is to understand his beliefs, values, and heroes. Professor Ausband explores the realm of American myth and so studies how Americans view themselves and the world around them.

Prophetic Interruptions: Critical Theory, Emancipation, and Religion in Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer (1929-1944)
By author: Bryan L. Wagoner
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H944
ISBN: 9780881466348
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Price: $35.00
PROPHETIC INTERRUPTIONS initially draws numerous, yet previously unknown, connections between Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer during their shared years in Frankfurt and New York, focusing particularly on the years 1929–1944. While Critical Theory was being formulated, Tillich, the teacher and colleague of Adorno and Horkheimer, respectively, was working on his own religious social(ist) theory. Moving beyond this historical background, Wagoner shows how these personal connections evolved and were mutually engaging. Instead of pursuing discernible mutual influence among Tillich, Adorno, and Horkheimer, the book instead demonstrates that their ideas were forged in the crucible of friendship and common purpose, toward the common end of emancipation.

Questioning Psychological Health and Well-Being: Historical and Contemporary Dialogues
By author: Britt-Mari Sykes
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P399
ISBN: 9780881461718
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $32.00
In this illuminating study Sykes explores the meaning of psychological health and well-being. She examines three historical illustrations of interdisciplinary dialogue between theologians and psychologists that took place in the United States from 1940 to 1960 and two contemporary theoretical voices—critical psychology and existential analysis—within the discipline of psychology.

Repetition and the Fullness of Time: Gift, Task, and Narrative in Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Ethics
By author: Randall G. Colton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P474
ISBN: 9780881464627
Product Format: Paperback
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In recent decades, many moral philosophers have begun to think more carefully about the significance of our inveterate story-telling habits for moral reflection. For some time those who promoted narrative’s central role for ethics on a variety of levels seemed to be commanding the field; but more recently skeptics of narrative’s relevance have begun to mount a vigorous resistance. Some of these struggles have played out on the terrain of Kierkegaard studies, and this book seeks to move the battle lines forward, both with respect to the significance of narrative more generally and to its place in Kierkegaard’s authorship.

Supernaturalism in Christianity : Its Growth and Cure
By author: William E. Phipps
Product Code: P372
ISBN: 9780881460940
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $23.00
Until modern times, defenders of Christianity generally assumed without question that supernaturalism was the best means for convincing religious unbelievers of the gospel truth. This book discusses what continue to be hot-button issues, displaying that supernaturalism has not lost its grip on believers.

The C. S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the Public Sphere
By author: Samuel Joeckel
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P463
ISBN: 9780881464375
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon names the way in which Lewis’s presentations of Christianity in both his fiction and non-fiction depend upon the conventions of the public sphere—this study explores three facets of that phenomenon.

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.

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