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  • The Church and Secularityby Robert Gascoigne

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Western liberal societies are characterized by two stories: a positive story of freedom of conscience and the recognition of community and human rights, and a negative story of unrestrained freedom that leads to self-centeredness, vacuity, and the destructive compromise of human values. Can the Catholic Church play a more meaningful role in assisting... more...

  • Where Is Knowing Going?by John C. Haughey

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Catholic institutions of higher learning are at a crossroads: How can they remain true to their roots while recognizing that many of their administrations, faculties, and student bodies have little connection with the tradition? How can these institutions remain competitive while maintaining a relationship to the Church? During the past several years,... more...

  • Common Groundby Paul L. Heck

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Christian-Muslim interaction is a reality today in all corners of the globe, but while many celebrate the commonality of these traditions, significant differences remain. If these religions cannot be easily reconciled, can we perhaps view them through a single albeit refractive lens? This is the approach Paul Heck takes in Common Ground : To undertake... more...

  • Justice and Rightsby Michael Ipgrave

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Justice and Rights is a record of the fifth "Building Bridges" seminar held in Washington, DC in 2006 (an annual symposium on Muslim-Christian relations cosponsored by Georgetown University and the Church of England). This volume examines justice and rights from Christian and Muslim perspectives—a topic of immense relevance for both faiths in the... more...

  • Ethics & International Affairsby Joel H. Rosenthal; Christian Barry

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    This collection of some of the best contemporary scholarship in ethics and international affairs explores the connection between moral traditions and decision making during and after the Cold War. Each author relates the timeless insights of philosophy and our collective historical experience to the hard choices of our own age. Building on the pioneering... more...

  • Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?by Brent L Sterling

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    A number of nations, conspicuously Israel and the United States, have been increasingly attracted to the use of strategic barriers to promote national defense. In Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?, defense analyst Brent Sterling examines the historical use of strategic defenses such as walls or fortifications to evaluate their effectiveness and consider... more...

  • The New Counterinsurgency Eraby David H. Ucko

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Confronting insurgent violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military has recognized the need to "re-learn" counterinsurgency. But how has the Department of Defense with its mixed efforts responded to this new strategic environment? Has it learned anything from past failures? In The New Counterinsurgency Era, David Ucko examines DoD's... more...

  • Biotechnology and the Human Goodby C. Ben Mitchell

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Some of humankind's greatest tools have been forged in the research laboratory. Who could argue that medical advances like antibiotics, blood transfusions, and pacemakers have not improved the quality of people's lives? But with each new technological breakthrough there comes an array of consequences, at once predicted and unpredictable, beneficial... more...

  • Sustaining Linguistic Diversityby Kendall A. King; Natalie Schilling-Estes; Lyn Wright Fogle

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together... more...

  • Catholics and Politicsby Kristin E. Heyer; Mark J. Rozell; Michael A. Genovese

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Catholic political identity and engagement defy categorization. The complexities of political realities and the human nature of such institutions as church and government often produce a more fractured reality than the pure unity depicted in doctrine. Yet, in 2003 under the leadership of then-prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI),... more...