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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.

Father Mercer: The Story of a Baptist Statesman
By author: Anthony L. Chute
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P436
ISBN: 9780881462623
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $20.00
Father Mercer tells the story of the life and labors of Jesse Mercer, a leader in Georgia Baptist life during the first half of the nineteenth century. Yet, rather than telling the story of a larger-than-life pastor with whom few “ordinary” pastors can identify, the books reveals how one who is faithful in small things can, over time, bear much fruit for the Lord.

Gridiron Glory Days: Football at Mercer, 1892-1942
By author: Robert E. Wilder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P439
ISBN: 9780881462678
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
“The ball was round, the equipment was homemade, and the rules were uncertain, but that game the boys were playing on the lawn at Mercer University in 1892 was football.” Thus begins this colorful history of football at Mercer University. This volume describes in sharp and clear detail the history and evolution of college football as played by the Mercer University team from 1892–1942. After a seventy-year hiatus, the Mercer Bears will once again take the field in the fall of 2013.

Toward Human Flourishing: Character, Practical Wisdom, and Professional Formation
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P462
ISBN: 9780881464368
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
This collection of essays and other materials grows from a series of interdisciplinary projects involving more than 150 faculty and a significant number of students from Mercer University’s 11 colleges and schools between 2005 and 2010. The book explores the relevance to contemporary education of a number of Aristotelian convictions.

The Pope’s Guest
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P471
ISBN: 9780881464535
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $24.00
Ilya is the uncouth, uneducated son of ardent Communist workers who becomes a war hero in the Red Army. After the war, however, he experiences a radical conversion to Christianity and becomes a priest, but also eventually a KGB general and Metropolitan of Leningrad. Captivated by the prophecy of Russia’s return to Christianity contained in the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a few simple shepherds in Portugal, Ilya decides he must make overtures to the new pontiff in an effort toward ecumenical collaboration that will facilitate the fulfillment of the prophecy. When he leaves for Rome, his KGB superiors plot to have him assassinated, and the Mafia contacts involved also plot the assassination of John Paul. Dostoevsky meets Le Carré in this rich tapestry of intrigue, betrayal, heroism, and faith.

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.

To Make a Difference: James T. McAfee
By author: Scott Walker
Product Code: H897
ISBN: 9780881465136
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Price: $25.00
Success requires the relentless yearning and courage of countless generations for a family to reach a culminating moment of great contribution and distinction. With the birth of James T. McAfee, Jr., in 1939, such fulfillment coalesced. Over the span of the next six decades, Jim McAfee emerges as a significant leader within the healthcare industry, as well as a generous and visionary contributor to higher education. Drawing on family memoirs and a cache of personal interviews, Scott Walker recounts the career of Jim McAfee, and the impact of his life on Belmont University, Mercer University, and Union University.

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.

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.


The Most Sacred Freedom: Religious Liberty in the History of Philosophy and America’s Founding
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P524
ISBN: 9780881465631
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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.

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 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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