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When In the Course of Human Events: 1776 at Home, Abroad, and in American Memory
Edited by: Will R. Jordan
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P568
ISBN: 9780881466607
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS includes eight essays that were first presented at the 2016 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, the ninth annual conference sponsored by Mercer University's Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America's Founding Principles. 1776 was a momentous year. Contributors include W.B. Allen, Jane E. Calvert, Adam Potkay, Dennis C. Rasmussen, James H. Read, Diana Schaub, Scott Philip Segrest, and Brian Steele.

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.

Is God a Christian? Creating a Community of Conversation
By author: R. Kirby Godsey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P532
ISBN: 9780881465761
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Price: $20.00
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. Some scholars predict that Islam will overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion by the middle of the twenty-first century. Predictions aside, religions are competing for the world stage, and in the competition, Christians seem certain that God is on their side. 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. The world has grown too small and the stakes for mankind have grown too high for any of us to engage our faith as if our understanding of God represents the only way God’s presence may be known in the world.

The Stem of Jesse : The Costs of Community at a 1960's Southern School
By author: Will D. Campbell
Product Code: P242
ISBN: 9780865548565
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00

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.

When We Talk About God… : Let's Be Honest
Product Code: P342
ISBN: 9780881460193
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
This book will challenge you, comfort you, chasten you, confirm you, change you. Read it slowly; be honest when you talk about God, and the truth will set you free —Ferrol A. Sams,Jr., M.D. Kirby Godsey tells us things our preachers should have told us when we were growing up but often didn’t” ––Will D. Campbell

Jesse Mercer's Pulpit : Preaching in a Community of Faith And Learning
Product Code: P358
ISBN: 9780881460438
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
This book is a collection of sermons by Mercer University faculty and staff preached during University Worship between 2001 and 2005. The sermons engage the ways we encounter God in our daily lives.

No Greater Monster nor Miracle than Myself: The Political Philosophy of Michel de Montaigne
Product Code: P487
ISBN: 9780881464856
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $24.00
Michel de Montaigne begins his magisterial ESSAIS by telling his readers that he, himself, is the matter of his book. He says that he has written himself so that after death he could remain in the world with those who knew and loved him. Montaigne’s intimate project, meant to be read by friends, has emerged as one of the most surprising and compelling accounts of the human condition ever written. This volume of essays, based on papers presented at The A.V. Elliott Conference for Great Books and Ideas sponsored by Mercer University’s McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles, focuses on the outward oriented political philosophy of Montaigne, which is informed by his probing introspection and thoroughly unsentimental self-observation. Contributors include Ann Hartle, Daniel Cullen, Christine Henderson, Eduardo Velasquez, Kevin Honeycutt, and Christopher Edelman.

The History of the Mercer University School of Medicine, 1965–2007
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H796
ISBN: 9780881461619
Product Format: Hardback
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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.

Of Sympathy and Selfishness: The Moral and Political Philosophy of Adam Smith
Product Code: P506
ISBN: 9780881465297
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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.


Sometimes I Did All I Could Do: Authentic Remembrances of Teaching
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P383
ISBN: 9780881461374
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
The authenticity of being human, paradoxical remembrances, and realms of wellness are some of the themes explored in this cutting-edge, down-to-earth repertoire of essays. Teachers share vivid memories that reflect happenings that began in good faith but, from a human perspective, failed to meet expectations.

Tommy Malone, Trial Lawyer: And the Light Shone Through...The Guiding Hand Shaping One of America’s Greatest Trial Lawyers
By author: Vincent Coppola   Foreword by: John C. Bell Jr.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H952
ISBN: 9780881466621
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Price: $30.00
The core question of this book: how a great lawyer who comes to represent important causes, emerges out of the racist, paternalistic, and self-perpetuating establishment of rural Georgia in the 1950s? What about Tommy Malone led him to take on the power structure in his community and begin representing people who were injured against prominent doctors and hospitals? It wasn't money because there wasn't any money to be made at that time. The answers are as varied as human experience, but undoubtedly, Malone sensed a "guiding hand" directing him to the good. There was no teacher or mentor to illumine the path forward, just the gradual accretion of experience, knowledge, insight, and pain on a sensitive soul, kindling fierce passion and righteous anger.

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