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  • Health Care Ethicsby Benedict M. Ashley; Jean deBlois; Kevin D. O'Rourke

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 37.50

    Health Care Ethics is a comprehensive study of significant issues affecting health care and the ethics of health care from the perspective of Catholic theology. It aims to help Christian, and especially Catholic, health care professionals solve concrete problems in terms of principles rooted in scripture and tested by individual experience; however,... more...

  • Language in Useby Andrea E. Tyler; Mari Takada; Yiyoung Kim; Diana Marinova

    Georgetown University Press 2005; US$ 46.95

    Language in Use creatively brings together, for the first time, perspectives from cognitive linguistics, language acquisition, discourse analysis, and linguistic anthropology. The physical distance between nations and continents, and the boundaries between different theories and subfields within linguistics have made it difficult to recognize the... more...

  • Telling Storiesby Deborah Schiffrin; Anna De Fina; Anastasia Nylund

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Narratives are fundamental to our lives: we dream, plan, complain, endorse, entertain, teach, learn, and reminisce through telling stories. They provide hopes, enhance or mitigate disappointments, challenge or support moral order and test out theories of the world at both personal and communal levels. It is because of this deep embedding of narrative... more...

  • Pews, Prayers, and Participationby Corwin E. Smidt

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    Is the "private" experience of religion counterproductive to engagement in public life? Does the "public" experience of religion contribute anything distinctive to civic engagement? Pews, Prayers, and Participation offers a fresh approach to key questions about what role religion plays in fostering civic responsibility in contemporary American... more...

  • Of Little Faithby Amy E. Black

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    George W. Bush had planned to swear his oath of office with his hand on the Masonic Bible used by both his father and George Washington, however, due to the inclement weather, a family Bible was substituted. Almost immediately on taking office, President Bush made passage of "faith-based initiatives"—the government funding of religious charitable... more...

  • Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacitiesby Heidi Byrnes; Heather D. Weger-Guntharp; Katherine A. Sprang

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    Advanced language learning has only recently begun to capture the interest and attention of applied linguists and professionals in language education in the United States. In this breakthrough volume, experts in the field lay the groundwork for approaching the increasingly important role of advanced language learning in the larger context of multilingual... more...

  • Peace Operationsby Donald C. F. Daniel; Patricia Taft; Sharon Wiharta

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Trends in the number and scope of peace operations since 2000 evidence heightened international appreciation for their value in crisis-response and regional stabilization. Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects addresses national and institutional capacities to undertake such operations, by going beyond what is available in previously... more...

  • The Catholic Church and the Nation-Stateby Paul Christopher Manuel; Lawrence C. Reardon; Clyde Wilcox

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Presenting case studies from sixteen countries on five continents, The Catholic Church and the Nation-State paints a rich portrait of a complex and paradoxical institution whose political role has varied historically and geographically. In this integrated and synthetic collection of essays, outstanding scholars from the United States and abroad... more...

  • The Values Campaign?by John C. Green; Mark J. Rozell; Clyde Wilcox

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The Christian Right never ceases to surprise professional observers of American politics. With the Christian coalition in disarray, many expected that the movement would play less of a role in the 2004 elections. But when exit polls reported that "moral values" were the most commonly cited reason for presidential vote choice, pundits immediately proclaimed... more...

  • Charitable Choice at Workby Sheila Suess Kennedy

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take "Charitable Choice": legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act—buttressed by President Bush's Faith-Based... more...