Faculty Publications

A FOREIGN & WICKED INSTITUTION? THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CONVENTS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND

A FOREIGN & WICKED INSTITUTION? THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CONVENTS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND
$35.00
This work explores the prejudice that existed against women in Victorian England who joined sisterhoods and worked in orphanages and in education and were committed to social work among the urban poor. The accomplishments of the nineteenth-century nuns and the opposition they overcame should serve as both an example and encouragement to all men and women committed to the Gospel.
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9781606083369

ABBOT AELRED CARLYLE, CALDEY ISLAND, AND THE ANGLO-CATH. REVIVAL IN ENGLAND

ABBOT AELRED CARLYLE, CALDEY ISLAND, AND THE ANGLO-CATH. REVIVAL IN ENGLAND
$59.95
Drawing from a wealth of private papers, church records, and newspapers, this book documents the religious career of Abbot Aelred Carlyle (1874-1955). From his early popularity and the establishment of an Anglican Benedictine monastery on Caldey Island, South Wales, to his conversion to Roman Catholicism, Carlyle's life presents a forum of debate for numerous topics of Edwardian religion: the Anglo-Catholic movement, ritualism, lawless clergy, the power or lack of authority of the Anglican bishops, the influence of the religious press, the Anglican Church versus the Roman Church, and the issue of religious conversion. This study also questions the role Benedictine monasticism plays, if any, in the reunion of the Anglican and Roman Churches.
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0820424692

CHERISH CHRIST ABOVE ALL: THE BIBLE IN THE RULE OF BENEDICT

CHERISH CHRIST ABOVE ALL: THE BIBLE IN THE RULE OF BENEDICT
$12.95
The Rule of Benedict, one of the most influential documents in Western civilization, has its roots planted deeply in the scriptures. As a result, the forms of monastic life and the spirituality it engendered among lay men and women grew out of a loving reading of the Bible. In this book Benedictine scholar Demetrius Dumm traces those roots and shows how the Judeo-Christian scriptures shine through the monastic way of life, its attitudes and forms of praying. He points out that the hospitality often associated with the Benedictines begins with the entertainment of God's presence by quiet, trusting prayer, and he shows that the practice of Christian discipline is intended more for exposing and eliminating illusions than imposing order. Readers of all backgrounds who honor the wealth of the Christian heritage will welcome this wise and stirring book.
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097082162X

CIVIL RIGHTS & THE PARADOX OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

CIVIL RIGHTS & THE PARADOX OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY
$68.00
In Civil Rights and the Paradox of Liberal Democracy, Bradley Watson demonstrates the paradox of liberal democracy: that its cornerstone principles of equality and freedom are principles inherently directed toward undermining it. Modernity, beyond bringing definition to political equality, unleashed a whirlwind of individualism, which feeds the soul's basic impulse to rule without limitation<\#209>including the limitation of consent. Here Watson begins his analysis of the foundations of liberalism, looking carefully and critically at the moral and political philosophies that justify modern civil rights litigation. He goes on to examine the judicial manifestations of the paradox of liberal democracy, seeking to bring a broad philosophical coherence to legal decision making in the United States and Canada. Finally, Watson illuminates the extent to which this decision making is in tension with liberal democracy, and outlines proposals for reform.
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0739100386

FLOWERS IN THE DESERT - SPIRITUALITY OF THE BIBLE

FLOWERS IN THE DESERT - SPIRITUALITY OF THE BIBLE
$12.95
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Biblical Wisdom for Everyday Life.

The bible is, above all other things, a record of God's love for the human race. In its words and through its stories God reveals himself and calls those who hear the word into communion with him. When we first approach the bible, however, we encounter a variety of literary styles -- histories, poetry, sagas, moral advice and visionary productions. There is often a problem of discerning the simple theme of call-and-response in all these styles, or of finding a connection in the bible to our 20th century existence. This book opens the door to the deep message the bible conveys to individual Christians today. Putting aside for a moment questions of doctrine or historical interpretation, it concentrates on the spiritual teaching of the Old and New Testaments. It begins with God's call to humanity and to each of us individually. Then it considers the human adventure of our journey through life. Finally it looks at our ultimate homecoming to the Father. The many references to biblical passages and daily life make this an invaluable book for those who want to know about the bible -- but even more, who want to live it.

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9780970821607

FUNDAMENTALS OF STRENGTH

FUNDAMENTALS OF STRENGTH
$100.00
"The text includes an abundance of data and actual model correlations that support the model as well as examples of how the model has been implemented and used to understand the effects of new strengthening mechanisms"--
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9781118413418

HONOR TO SERVE (28.00 PUB)

HONOR TO SERVE (28.00 PUB)
$40.00
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9781885851208

LISTEN TO OUR WORDS

LISTEN TO OUR WORDS
$20.00
Babe Pratt, Red Dutton, Fritz Hanson and Tommy Gorman are only a few of the legendary figures featured in sportswriter Jim Coleman's long-awaited memoir. Long Ride on a Hobby-horse is a nostalgic and hilarious look back at some of the most memorable players, coaches, characters and highlights in Canadian sports and journalism, written by a leading newspaperman whose career spans six decades. Jim Coleman has, he says, known some genuine oddballs. There was the veteran newspaper editor whose parrot would spring into action at the sound of military music and circle menacingly around unsuspecting guests; the reclusive reporter who regularly commuted to his office by canoe or snowshoes; The Good Kid, a diminutive and roly-poly carnie who was a big spender and hustler around the racetrack; Break-the-Bed Louis and Whitey the Pest, two of many larcenous characters in Toronto's underworld. There are nostalgic accounts of sports highlights - the first time a team from Western Canada won the Grey Cup; the Calgary Stampeders' national football triumph in 1948; the time goalie Red McCusker held an opposing team scoreless while he was drunk; defenceman Jean Pusie's on-the-ice buffoonery, and many other memorable events and players.
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1885851103

LIVING CONSTITUTION, DYING FAITH

LIVING CONSTITUTION, DYING FAITH
$25.00
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In Living Constitution, Dying Faith, political scientist and legal historian Bradley Watson examines how the contemporary embrace of the “living” Constitution has arisen from the radical transformation of American political thought. This transformation, brought about in the late nineteenth century by the philosophies of social Darwinism and pragmatism, explains how and why contemporary jurisprudence is so alien to the constitutionalism of the American Founders. To understand why today’s courts rule the way they do, one must start with the ideas exposed by and explained in Watson’s timely tome.

Today’s view—rooted in progressivism—is not simply that we have an interpretable Constitution, but that we have a Constitution which must be interpreted in light of “historically situated,” continually evolving notions of the individual, the state, and society. This modern historical approach has been embraced by the judicial appointees of both Democratic and Republican presidents, by both liberals and conservatives, for a century or more. Living Constitution, Dying Faith shows how such an approach has directly undermined Americans’ faith in a limited Constitution—as well as their faith in the eternal verities.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781933859705
Author: 
Watson, Bradley C S
Publication Date: 
2009-02-28
Publisher: 
Intercollegiate Studies Institute

MYSTICAL PORTRAIT OF JESUS (P)

MYSTICAL PORTRAIT OF JESUS  (P)
$19.95
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The poetic and symbolic nature of John's gospel betrays the weakness of historical-critical and other scientific" methods of scriptural exegesis: Although valuable for the insights they do provide, scientific methods are not sensitive to the spiritual dimensions of biblical revelation.

Father Dumm therefore offers something more than the traditional chapter-and-verse commentary. Understanding that all of the gospels were written after the resurrection and, consequently, that the passion narrative greatly influenced how the earlier chapters were composed, Father Dumm gives more prominence to the climax of the career of Jesus: his passion, death, and resurrection. By beginning "at the end," Father Dumm uncovers the guiding principle of this gospel. In the process he makes some surprising discoveries about the dangers of religious ritual but finds remedy for these dangers in the importance of personal mystical experience within the context of a believing community.

Chapters are "The Hour has Come," *Testifying to the Truth, - *Love Gives all, - *Love Conquers all, - *Love One Another, - *Abide in Me as I Abide in You, - *That They May be One, - *Conversion, - *Baptism, - *Eucharist, - *Enlightenment, - and *Eternal Life. -

Demetrius Dumm, OSB, is a monk of St. Vincent's Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A professor of New Testament for almost fifty years, he is the author of several books and has given numerous retreats and workshops designed to allow scholarship to bear fruit in the spiritual life of the nonscholar.

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9780814627600

PARLIAMENTARY POLITICS OF A COUNT AND ITS TOWN

PARLIAMENTARY POLITICS OF A COUNT AND ITS TOWN
$64.95

Based on archival sources, this study considers political activities in Suffolk's two main constituencies over the course of the 18th century. Mining the records of an unusually rich provincial press, Sommers addresses many key questions of Hanoverian political historiography: the press, popular political expressions, women in politics, deference, and elite behavior. She focuses primarily on the second half of the century, a time marked by an increasingly sophisticated electorate that left considerable documentary evidence, to determine how politics actually developed in East Anglia, as recorded in public and private documents.

In addition to a description of the variety and nature of Suffolk politics, the work elaborates upon a number of important collateral themes. These include the appearance of intense political awareness and enthusiastic participation in popular activities among those not possessing the vote, coupled with a political use of the press that grows dramatically in scope over the course of the century. Other sections detail the sustained development of the independence of the electorate and the connection between religious affiliation and partisan identification locally, as well as that between local and national parties.

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0275975134

PLACE IN THE SKY-A HISTORY OF THE ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL AIRPORT

PLACE IN THE SKY-A HISTORY OF THE ARNOLD PALMER REGIONAL AIRPORT
$35.00
Book by Wilmes, David, Mogus, Mary Ann, Wissolik, Richard David
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1885851170

PSALMS: HEARTBEAT OF LIFE & WORSHIP (P)

PSALMS: HEARTBEAT OF LIFE & WORSHIP (P)
$11.00
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This book points believers to this ageless prayer book of life. Examining the major themes of the Psalms, the author tries to rescue the impassioned cry of the psalmist from superficial piety and disuse. Brother Benedict Janecko, O.S.B., shows that one finds the heart of religious experience in ordinary living, whether we are "on a high," "in the pits,' or somewhere in between. The reader of this small book will recognize his or her own struggle to trust, to forgive, to repent, to wonder, to endure, to cope, to find meaning, to get along, to express oneself -- and in doing so, will know the truest religious experience: God living and reigning within one's own life.
ISBN/SKU: 
0977390934

RENEWED EACH MORNING

RENEWED EACH MORNING
$15.95
A collection of reflections on the wisdom and grace that we need to lead healthy, happy lives rooted in the teaching of Jesus Christ. These stories from Father Philip M. Kanfush provide a framework for illustrating life's lessons and the opportunities for spiritual growth that can result from being attentive to the voice of God in the surprisingly ordinary moments of daily life. Beginning with the choices we make each day and progressing through brief essays on "coming home" to the Lord, the power of God's love working in our lives and more, these reflections provide practical wisdom, gleaned from both Scripture and contemporary life, which can be easily applied in our daily lives. Softcover, 262 pages.
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0970821646

SO WE DO NOT LOSE HEART: BIBLICAL WISDOM FOR ALL OUR DAYS

SO WE DO NOT LOSE HEART: BIBLICAL WISDOM FOR ALL OUR DAYS
$12.95
This book contains 83 short reflections on passages of scripture which address, from various perspectives, the perennial human problem of mortality. A prominent theme in these reflections is, therefore, an invitation to trust the goodness of God in situations where we experience loss of control and the consequent need to rely on a higher power for love and support. These reflections also remind us that reliance on the goodness of God need not be a desperate last resort but can in fact be a joyful discovery that will illuminate the whole landscape of our lives.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780977390915
Author: 
Dumm, Demetrius
Publication Date: 
2005-12-31
Publisher: 
Saint Vincent Archabbey Publications

THE IDEA OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

THE IDEA OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
$60.00
As John Henry Newman reflected on 'The Idea of a University' more than a century and a half ago, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together some of the nation's most eminent thinkers on higher education to reflect on the nature and purposes of the American university today. They detail the life and rather sad times of the American university, its relationship to democracy, and the place of the liberal arts within it. Their mordant reflections paint a picture of the American university in crisis. But they also point toward a renewal of the university by redirecting it toward those things that resist the passions of the moment, or the pull of mere utility. This book is essential reading for thoughtful citizens, scholars, and educational policymakers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780739149157
Author: 
Watson, Bradley C S
Publication Date: 
2010-11-30
Publisher: 
Lexington Books

THOMAS DUNCKERLEY & ENGLISH FREEMASONRY

THOMAS DUNCKERLEY & ENGLISH FREEMASONRY
$99.00
Book by Sommers, Susan Mitchell
ISBN/SKU: 
9781848933583

WEST AT WAR

WEST AT WAR
$34.99
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In The West at War, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together renowned scholars and public policy experts to reflect on perhaps the most pressing problem of our time―the West's increasingly bloody conflict with forces that seek nothing less than its destruction. In eleven provocative chapters, contributors deal with the internal challenges and external conflicts facing Western civilization in the context of the "war on terror." Ranging from the nature of Islam and the West, to ethics and terror, to the western way of warfare, the volume deals thematically with major issues raised by this conflict in a way that no other single-volume does. Contributors bring to bear arguments on the philosophic, political, religious, ethical, and policy dimensions of the war. As the title of the book suggests, this conflict implicates all of Western civilization, demonstrating that this not merely an "American" concern.
ISBN/SKU: 
0739116126

YET ALL SHALL BE WELL

YET ALL SHALL BE WELL
$8.95
Written over the course of ten years, and spanning America, England, and continental Europe, twenty-five poems make up Yet All Shall Be Well. Using three American and English poetic voices, Daniel J. Heisey's poems touch on the spiritual found in the ordinary. The daily, spiritual scenes of ordinary men and women are sketched for the reader to view and contemplate. The book contains the author's notes - explanations of certain references found in the poems. The notes provide a unique look into the creative process behind Yet All Shall Be Well.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780983061564
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