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Lucy and the Anvil

Lucy and the Anvil
$20.00

Lucy and the Anvil by Adam Kline ('94) and Brian Taylor

When a lonely anvil finally makes a friend, his own preconceived notions of friendship quickly prove him a failure. Only when an epic storm threatens to snatch Lucy away does the anvil realize his gift. A bedtime story for children three and up, Lucy and the Anvil takes charming note that while no one's good at everything, we're all good at something. And sometimes, one small talent makes all the difference in the world. This project, written by Adam Kline ('94) and illustrated by Scottish artist Brian Taylor, was produced independently through Kickstarter and printed in Michigan.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780989553803
Publication Date: 
2013-10-01

Confucianism as a World Religion

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$35.00

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? From ancient Confucian temples, to nineteenth-century archives, to the testimony of people interviewed by the author throughout China over a period of more than a decade, this book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion.

The book begins at Oxford, in the late nineteenth century, when Friedrich Max Müller and James Legge classified Confucianism as a world religion in the new discourse of "world religions" and the emerging discipline of comparative religion. Anna Sun shows how that decisive moment continues to influence the understanding of Confucianism in the contemporary world, not only in the West but also in China, where the politics of Confucianism has become important to the present regime in a time of transition. Contested histories of Confucianism are vital signs of social and political change.

Sun also examines the revival of Confucianism in contemporary China and the social significance of the ritual practice of Confucian temples. While the Chinese government turns to Confucianism to justify its political agenda, Confucian activists have started a movement to turn Confucianism into a religion. Confucianism as a world religion might have begun as a scholarly construction, but are we witnessing its transformation into a social and political reality?

With historical analysis, extensive research, and thoughtful reflection, Confucianism as a World Religion will engage all those interested in religion and global politics at the beginning of the Chinese century.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780691155579
Publication Date: 
2013-04-21
Publisher: 
Princeton University Press

Irish Eyes

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$25.00
Brothers Jamie and Mike, driven apart by social, political, and family upheavals, are reunited in an upper westside Manhattan bar know as Irish Eyes, which once had been central to their lives. This evocative novel tells the story of their search for justice on behalf of the downtrodden, for solace from the Church, and for comfort in the arms of their women.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780984200368
Publication Date: 
2013-02-04
Publisher: 
Birch Brook Press

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
$9.98
When Jesse, a 35-year-old New York college admissions adviser, is invited to his Midwestern alma mater to attend his favorite professor's retirement dinner, he quickly falls back in love with the university life. But when he meets 19-year-old student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene , Peace, Love and Misunderstanding), the bright, beautiful, book-loving daughter of his professor's friends, he suddenly finds himself caught in a moral dilemma: does he pursue a relationship with this kindred spirit, or does he break her heart and return to the "real world?" Written, directed by and starring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease, How I Met Your Mother) and featuring Zac Efron (High School Musical), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Allison Janney (The West Wing), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), LIBERAL ARTS is a funny and poignant look at a life at the crossroads.
ISBN/SKU: 
030306983592
Publisher: 
MPI HOME VIDEO

Liberal Arts - Blu-Ray

Liberal Arts - Blu-Ray
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When Jesse, a 35-year-old New York college admissions adviser, is invited to his Midwestern alma mater to attend his favorite professor's retirement dinner, he quickly falls back in love with the university life. But when he meets 19-year-old student Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene , Peace, Love and Misunderstanding), the bright, beautiful, book-loving daughter of his professor's friends, he suddenly finds himself caught in a moral dilemma: does he pursue a relationship with this kindred spirit, or does he break her heart and return to the "real world?" Written, directed by and starring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease, How I Met Your Mother) and featuring Zac Efron (High School Musical), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Allison Janney (The West Wing), and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), LIBERAL ARTS is a funny and poignant look at a life at the crossroads.
ISBN/SKU: 
030306189895
Publisher: 
MPI HOME VIDEO

SACRED ICONOGRAPHIES IN CHICANA CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS

SACRED ICONOGRAPHIES IN CHICANA CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS
$85.00

This new book by Clara Román-Odio, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature here, examines the iconography of the Virgin of Guadalupe as a force for social justice and feminist emancipation within Chicana cultural productions from 1975 to 2010. In these productions the Virgin serves as a paradigm to unlock the histories of conquest and colonization, racism, gender, and sexual oppression in the US-Mexico borderland and beyond, and as a means to negotiate new social relations through spiritual mestizaje.

Sacred Iconographies in Chicana Cultural Production is a powerful treatise on the transformative and egalitarian impetus behind Chicana spiritual expression. In this book, Román-Odio deftly analyzes and deconstructs the numerous ways Chicana feminist spirituality challenges and decenters patriarchal and colonial forms of organized religion.” - Guisela Latorre, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University

 

ISBN/SKU: 
9780230340008T

Stained Glass of Peirce Hall

Stained Glass of Peirce Hall
$29.95

A lavishly illustrated, full-color hardcover guide to the magnificent stained glass windows in Peirce Hall.  This book features each window in a two-page spread: a photo of the window and a comment by Kenyon faculty about the literary work it depicts. A beautiful gift for all Kenyon friends, family and alums.

ISBN/SKU: 
250381

What Happened to Joan?

What Happened to Joan?
$14.95

In this mystery by Reed Browning, Connie Hayden and Shrug Speaker take on a new challenge as informal private investigators. When they accept a woman's entreaty to solve the two-decades-old disappearance of her daughter, Joan, conflicting leads pull them far from home in Humboldt, Ohio, a rural college town.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780985606503
Publication Date: 
2012-09-01
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