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From a Race of Storytellers : Essays on the Ballad Novels of Sharyn McCrumb
Product Code: P261
ISBN: 9780865548930
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
This book is a first-of-its-kind treatment of the ballad novels of Sharyn McCrumb. It contains articles and essays about all aspects of McCrumb’s work, including literary criticism, interpretation, and practical suggestions for teaching the ballad novels. Through essays written by fourteen different scholars of McCrumb’s fiction and one by McCrumb herself, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the real southern Appalachian mountains, not just the popular image.

From Anatolia to Appalachia : A Turkish-American Dialogue
Product Code: H561
ISBN: 9780865547513
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
Turkic people have been migrating to America for many centuries, but this significant influx has been largely unrecognized. In From Anatolia to Appalachia, Scolnick and Kennedy investigate selected aspects of the population movements.

From Macon to Jacksonville: More Conversations in Southern Rock
Foreword by: Charlie Starr
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P570
ISBN: 9780881466683
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
FROM MACON TO JACKSONVILLE is the follow up to CAPRICORN RISING by author Michael Buffalo Smith. While CAPRICORN RISING collected over twenty years of interviews with the many stars that came out of Macon, Georgia's Capricorn Records during the 1970s, FROM MACON TO JACKSONVILLE features in-depth interviews with many more of the stars that came out of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas during the hey-day of Southern Rock.

From Season To Season : Sports As American Religion
By author: Joseph L. Price
Product Code: P308
ISBN: 9780865549616
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In From Season to Season: Sports as American Religion, nine scholars explore the relationship between religion and sports in American culture. Topics explored include: " The Rhythmic and Religious Significance of American Sports Seasons" "The Pitcher’s Mound as Cosmic Mountain" "The Fetish and McGwire’s Balls" "The Super Bowl as Religious Festival" "The Final Four as Final Judgment " "A Puckish Reflection on Religion in Canada" "Myth and Ritual in Professional Wrestling"

From the Plantation to the Prison : African-American Confinement Literature
Edited by: Tara T. Green
Product Code: H746
ISBN: 9780881460902
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Confinement appropriately describes the status of African Americans who have been incarcerated. Spaces of confinement include-but are not limited to- plantations, Jim Crow societies, and prisons. Contributors examine the related experiences of Malcolm X, Bigger Thomas of Native Son, Angela Davis, and other people of African descent.

Game Day and God: Football, Faith and Politics in the American South
By author: Eric Bain-Selbo
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H790
ISBN: 9780881461558
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research on several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced “game day.”

Game Day and God: Football, Faith and Politics in the American South
By author: Eric Bain-Selbo
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P458
ISBN: 9780881464177
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Game Day and God: Football, Faith, and Politics in the American South takes seriously the often-stated assertion that college football in the South is a religion. To this end, Eric Bain-Selbo draws upon a wide range of theoretical approaches in religious studies and cultural criticism. He also relies upon field research on several campuses in the Southeastern Conference where he interviewed fans and experienced “game day.” Game Day and God also recounts the role that college football has played in Southern history and culture. Going back as far as the Civil War, the work explains the cultural meaning of college football in the South, delivering a much-needed critical perspective to the subject.

Genesis
By author: Hermann Gunkel
Product Code: H400
ISBN: 9780865545175
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $60.00
Since the appearance of its first edition in 1901, Gunkel's commentary on Genesis has beenone of the most influential standards in the field. Available for the first time in English, Gunkel’s work on Genesis is available for future generations of Bible students!

George Liele's Life and Legacy: An Unsung Hero
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H853
ISBN: 9780881463897
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Writers of church and mission history have devoted very few pages to George Liele’s ministry and most mentions ignore the global nature of his pioneer work, international influence, intelligence, and legacy. He launched a mission movement that reached from Georgia to Jamaica and from Jamaica to Sierra Leone and Nova Scotia—all before the pioneer work of William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Richard Allen, and Lott Cary. Beginning as a slave preacher, Liele learned the Baptist story and theology—a message he preached in South Carolina, Georgia, and Jamaica. In providing a comprehensive introduction to Liele’s life and work, this book draws readers into identifying with Liele and those who lived through a difficult historic period and who in the process developed a theology that guided them through the challenges of being a Christian leader in a slave society.

Georgia’s Civil War: Conflict on the Home Front
By author: David Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H942
ISBN: 9780881466317
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In September 1864, at a gathering in Macon, Georgia, Confederate President Jefferson Davis admitted that two-thirds of his troops were absent, most without leave. Some had opposed secession to begin with. Others came to see the conflict as a “rich man’s war.” But it was hardship and hunger among their families that drew most soldiers back home. For more than a century and a half, historians have often ignored the Confederacy’s home front difficulties, which had so much to do with desertion and defeat. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Civil War knows that Confederate armies were outnumbered two to one. In a presumptive way, the manpower disparity is usually attributed to the North’s larger population. Lost in that simplistic view is the impact that desertion had on sapping the Confederacy’s fighting strength. And this is but one of the many critical issues historians too often brush aside.

God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P552
ISBN: 9780881466331
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
GOD, NIMROD, AND THE WORLD presents the perspectives of more than two-dozen authors on the controversial sport of hunting, surveying the relationship between the blood sport and the salvation religion of Christianity. The first half of the book provides sketches of the diverse interpretations of hunting in Hebrew and Christian cultures of the last two millennia, finally giving voice to those in the field who are both practitioners and persons of faith. The second half offers prescriptions for the place of hunting in the life of contemporary Christians, with perspectives arguing for prohibition to those contending that hunting has a practical, even perfecting, place in the life of faith.

Gods, Games, and Globilization: New Perspectives on Religion and Sport
Product Code: P591
ISBN: 9780881467222
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
The focus of this volume is on the varieties of religious experiences in sports on the global stage. The first generation of sports and religion scholars debated the ways sports intersected with or even replaced traditional religions and investigated self-identified religious adherents and institutions that have used sports in traditional religious contexts. Our task here is to expand, revise, and complicate this conversation. The essays in this volume look both within and beyond conventional frames to shine a light on the many facets of this endlessly compelling topic.

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