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    A Cut-and-Paste Country

    Kathleen Hart

    A Cut-and-Paste Country, by Kathleen Hart, is a book of poetry that explores characters and artists who "cut and paste" in an effort to create personal refuges of beauty and peace that ultimately reflect praise of God. Due to what series editor Dr. David Craig calls a "marvelously Catholic" voice, a "disciple's heart," and the deep sense of humility permeating Hart's poetry, the book won the Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize, established by Franciscan University Press to provide an alternative publishing opportunity to poets writing in a secular world that is generally unreceptive to overtly Christian themes.


    Challenging the Secular Culture

    A Call to Christians

    Dr. Stephen M. Krason

    To challenge and try to change the secular culture is no small concern. Not only are Christians called to "re-establish all things in Christ" (Eph. 1:10), but they increasingly have no choice in the matter as the culture - whether by its propagation of immoral public practices or the increasing threats to religious liberty - inevitably impinges on them as they now may have to act simply to protect themselves.


    The House of the Lord:

    A Catholic Biblical Theology of God's Temple Presence in the Old and New Testaments

    Dr. Steven C. Smith

    The House of the Lord invites readers to participate in a unique journey: a deep exploration of the Old and New Testaments that searches out and contemplates the reality of God's presence with his people, with a particular focus on investigating God's self-revelation in and through the biblical temple. The journey represents a tour de force of biblical theology, guided by author Steven Smith, a Catholic biblical scholar, seminary professor, and expert on the temple and the Holy Land. In addition to the temple, Smith observes the centrality of priesthood in both the Old and New Testaments, exploring all four Gospels like never before, through a temple lens.


    The Short List of Certainties

    (Jacopne Da Todi Poetry Prize)

    Lois Roma-Deeley

    "It's been a long time since a collection has so affected me. Whether she is writing of our twisted relational lives or of her own seemingly innate sense that something's wrong, Roma-Deeley writes with that curious blend of authority and self-doubt that marks our best poets. Ultimately, and reassuringly, she finds the affirmation that sustains her through it all; as her title poem urges, "having courage, let us write a word or phrase on the short list of certainties something that sounds very much like praise." Which is just what she does in this tour de force." – Sydney Lea, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and former Vermont Poet Laureate


    Defining Platonism:

    Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of John M. Dillon

    John F. Finamore & Sarah Klitenic Wear

    This collection of essays surveys a wide range of methods of Platonic interpretation, ranging from the dialogues themselves, to Middle and Neoplatonic interpretations of Plato's writings, to modern uses of Platonism. As a philosophical movement, Platonism is broadly conceived, covering schools and philosophers beginning with Plato and his immediate followers and extending through contemporary philosophers.


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