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Doing Ethics: Moral Reasoning and Contemporary Issues - Lewis VaughnDoing Ethics is really three books in one: a clear and comprehensible introduction to ethical theory, a practical guide for applying critical thinking skills to contemporary moral issues, and an anthology of readings in applied ethics. Substantial pedagogy reinforces core concepts and spurs students own thinking throughout. The Second Edition includes 38 new readings and 2 new topics, but the price has remained the same as the First Edition, making Doing Ethics the best value by far, for students."
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August
Wrestling the Word: The Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Believer - Carolyn J. SharpThis lively book for introductory Old Testament classes offers an appealing illustration of how faith and academic study can work together, motivating and equipping Christian believers to turn to the Old Testament as a profound resource for their daily negotiations of faith, identity, and culture. Throughout, Carolyn J. Sharp focuses on the basic fundamentals that are a necessary part of every student's education.
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August
The World of Myth: An Anthology - David A. LeemingIn "The World of Myth" David Adams Leeming provides a sweeping anthology of myths. There are fascinating stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's "Gaia." Leeming has culled myths from Aztec to Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls "the collective dream of humanity." Organizing these myths according to theme, Leeming compares and contrasts how various