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The Concept of Anxiety in Søren Kierkegaard
By author: Arne Gron   Translated by: Sinead Ladegaard Knox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H769
ISBN: 9780881461268
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
From the preface: “The Concept of Anxiety is one of Kierkegaard’s major works. It summarizes and anticipates themes that are developed in his other works, but not by presenting a unified perception. It has more the character of a work that constitutes a turning point: themes from earlier works (in particular Either/Or) are pursued in a broken way that gives a new starting point for later works. Even though The Concept of Anxiety is often an unreasonably difficult book, it is worthwhile to read as a gateway to the entire works of Kierkegaard.

The Cost of Unity: African American Agency and Education in the Christian Church, 1865-1914
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H775
ISBN: 9780881461343
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Like other Protestant organizations in the United States, the Christian Church was involved in the establishment of schools for African- Americans in the South in the years following the end of the Civil War. The most widely read books offering an interpretation of the history of this church tend to relegate the role of black people to passive recipients of white benevolence and largesse in this process of education reform. This book examines the agency of African-Americans in the founding of educational institutions for blacks associated with the Christian Church. The philosophical discourse within the Christian Church concerning the purpose, type, and control of these schools is examined as well as the prevailing racial assumptions and attitudes that informed each of these areas.

The Crucifixion of the Jews: The Failure of Christians to Understand the Jewish Experience
By author: Frank H. Littell
Product Code: P031
ISBN: 9780865542273
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
“Prophetic in the sense that it warns of the consequences of the failure to acknowledge, repent of, and make restitution for sin, Littell’s book confronts Christendom with its massive betrayal of the Jewish people when the Holocaust came upon them and of its continuing unwillingness to admit betrayal. The multifarious anti-Semitism that led both to the Holocaust and to the churches’ response to it is traced to an ancient but persistent error in Christian thought: the flight from history—the tendency to speculate, ‘spiritualize,’ and systematize rather than to remember, recapitulate, reenact, and receive grace and truth from a real tradition of historical events….The healing and restorative potentialities of this book make it deserving of the widest possible circulation.” --Library Journal

The Depths of Life: Paul Tillich’s Understanding of God
By author: Duane Olson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P594
ISBN: 9780881467260
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Throughout his work, Paul Tillich critiqued the traditional monotheistic idea of God as a being alongside the world with definable properties, and he sought to replace this idea of God and the God-world relationship with another one. He regarded this replacement as vital for establishing a believable Christian theology, a relevant philosophy of religion, and a mutually beneficial understanding of the relationship between religion and contemporary culture. In this work of philosophy of religion geared to the non-expert, Olson explains Tillich's idea of God and the God-world relationship, showing how, for Tillich, God is both infused throughout the world and transcendent of it.

The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals: A Reader’s Companion for Kierkegaard’s Stages on Life’s Way
By author: Kevin Hoffman
Product Code: P492
ISBN: 9780881464993
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Kierkegaard's writings are severely complicated and readers often do not know what to make of them given the array of genres he deploys. He is at once a philosopher, theologian, literary critic, and poet in his own right who writes under multiple pseudonyms directed at an unsure audience. Stages on Life's Way is one of his longer and more elusive texts, and even scholars often shy away from it. The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals offers a close and extensive reading of this puzzling production, showing how its disarming, concrete themes of personal love and marriage help unlock more abstract conceptual boxes within Kierkegaard's authorship for a general readership, pointing out the forest while paying scrupulous attention to the trees.

The Electronic Front Porch : An Oral History of the Arrival of Modern Media in Rural Appalachia and the Melungeon Community
By author: Jacob J. Podber
Product Code: H745
ISBN: 9780881460896
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Electronic Front Porch examines the arrival of radio and television in Appalachia, and the Internet's role in the Melungeon community. It contributes to a variety of disciplines, including media, Appalachian, and popular culture studies, in addition to oral, Southern, and American history.

The Great God Baseball: Religion in Modern Baseball Fiction
By author: Allen E. Hye
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H675
ISBN: 9780865549319
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $40.00
Within the excellent, if underrated, body of adult baseball fiction that emerged in the latter half of the twentieth century, one finds a distinctive subgenre of baseball novels that feature the religious aspirations of their characters and the spiritual qualities of the game of baseball. The Great God Baseball looks at nine of these novels, including lesser known gems and established classics. It endeavors to make them more accessible to casual as well as serious readers, fans and non-fans alike, through discussion of key motifs, analysis of unique narrative structure, and frequent cross-references that locate the works in a literary context. The Literary Line-Up includes: 1. Douglass Wallop, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (1954) 2. James F. Donohue, Spitballs & Holy Water (1977) 3. Jerome Charyn, The Seventh Babe (1979) 4. W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe (1982) 5. Eric Rolfe Greenberg, The Celebrant (1983) 6. Nancy Willard, Things Invisible to See (1984) 7. W. P. Kinsella, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy (1986) 8. David James Duncan, The Brothers K (1992) 9. Darryl Brock, Havana Heat (2000) The varied religious experiences portrayed in these superb novels stimulate us to engage our society, our national pastime, our own imagination, and our sense of spiritual awareness. From a literary encounter with the great game of baseball, we emerge, as if from a church, temple, or ball park, different, re-created people. The Great God Baseball seeks to be an agent for this encounter.

The Great God Baseball: Religion in Modern Baseball Fiction
By author: Allen E. Hye
Product Code: P288
ISBN: 9780865549395
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Within the excellent, if underrated, body of adult baseball fiction that emerged in the latter half of the twentieth century, one finds a distinctive subgenre of baseball novels that feature the religious aspirations of their characters and the spiritual qualities of the game of baseball. The Great God Baseball looks at nine of these novels, including lesser known gems and established classics. It endeavors to make them more accessible to casual as well as serious readers, fans and non-fans alike, through discussion of key motifs, analysis of unique narrative structure, and frequent cross-references that locate the works in a literary context. The Literary Line-Up includes: 1. Douglass Wallop, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (1954) 2. James F. Donohue, Spitballs & Holy Water (1977) 3. Jerome Charyn, The Seventh Babe (1979) 4. W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe (1982) 5. Eric Rolfe Greenberg, The Celebrant (1983) 6. Nancy Willard, Things Invisible to See (1984) 7. W. P. Kinsella, The Iowa Baseball Confederacy (1986) 8. David James Duncan, The Brothers K (1992) 9. Darryl Brock, Havana Heat (2000) The varied religious experiences portrayed in these superb novels stimulate us to engage our society, our national pastime, our own imagination, and our sense of spiritual awareness. From a literary encounter with the great game of baseball, we emerge, as if from a church, temple, or ball park, different, re-created people. The Great God Baseball seeks to be an agent for this encounter.

The Holy Trinity of American Sports : Civil Religion in Football, Baseball, and Basketball
By author: Craig A. Forney
Product Code: P401
ISBN: 9780881461732
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The Holy Trinity of American Sports explores how football, baseball, and basketball interact to illustrate civil religion in the United States. Like the three branches of federal government, three games express the three dimensional worldview of the country, mindful of realities, ideals, and progress from real conditions to the ideal.

The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P583
ISBN: 9780881467062
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
THE INCARNATIONAL ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR argues that O’Connor designed a unique asthetic to defy the Gnostic dualisms that characterize American intellectual and spiritual life. Focusing on stories with artist figures, objets d’art, child protagonists, and embodied images, Lake describes how O’Connor’s fiction actively resists romantic theories of the imagination and religious life by highlighting the epistemological necessity of the body. Ultimately O’Connor challenges the romantic and modern notion of the artist as a fire-stealing Prometheus and replaces it with a notion of the artist as a locally committed craftsman.

Incarnational Art Of Flannery O'Connor, The
Product Code: H680
ISBN: 9780865549432
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor argues that O’Connor designed a unique asthetic to defy the Gnostic dualisms that characterize American intellectual and spiritual life. Focusing on stories with artist figures, objets d’art, child protagonists, and embodied images, Lake describes how O’Connor’s fiction actively resists romantic theories of the imagination and religious life by highlighting the epistemological necessity of the body.

The Kierkegaard-Girard Option
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P592
ISBN: 9780881467246
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
In an age of sharply increasing cultural polarization that has led many people to consider retreat into enclaves of the like-minded, this book seeks to persuade its readers that we need better quality conversations across ideological camps, and that the writings of Søren Kierkegaard and René Girard provide very effective tools for facilitating such conversations. The writings of Kenneth Burke are also drawn on, as an important bridge figure who influenced Girard. All three thinkers can lead us to careful reflections on the psychological and social roots of violent behavior, which is a crucially important topic in need of deeper and broader understanding.