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  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...

  • The Sociology of Loyaltyby James Connor

    Springer US 2007; US$ 118.11

    A well-developed appreciation of emotions is absolutely essential for sociology because no action can occur in a society without emotional involvement. Jack Barbalet (2002:2) Why we engage in what we do is a consuming passion of our existence. Motivations are searched for, discussed, lamented and sometimes even wished away. A range of labels, descriptors,... more...

  • Pascal's Wagerby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    In a major biography of Blaise Pascal, James Connor explores both the intellectual giant whose theory of probability paved the way for modernity and the devout religious mystic who dared apply probability to faith. more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days. James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens by which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo's imagery and composition reflect the... more...

  • The Fiscal Crisis of the Stateby James O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Fiscal Crisis of the State refers to the tendency of government expenditures to outpace revenues in the U.S. in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but its relevance to other countries of the period and also in today's global economy is evident. When government expenditure constitutes a larger and larger share of total economy theorists who ignore the... more...

  • The French Revolution in Russian Intellectual Lifeby James O'Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Sandwiched between the East and West, Russian intellectuals have for centuries been divided geographically, politically, and culturally into two distinct groups: the Slavophiles, who rejected Western-style democracy, preferring a more holistic and abstract vision, and the more rational and scientific-minded Westernizers. These two ideologies cut across... more...

  • The State of Irelandby Arthur O' Connor; James Livesay

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 9.99

    Arthur O'Connor was the most important conduit between French republicanism and Irish political radicalism in the late 1790s ... His State of Ireland, published in 1798, created a distinctively Irish language of radical democracy out of French sources, by fusing them with the local political tradition and Scottish political economy.' So writes editor... more...

  • Clinical Pastoral Supervision and the Theology of Charles Gerkinby Thomas St. James O'Connor

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    In the last twenty years, the number of texts written on clinical pastoral supervision has accelerated. Thomas St. James O'Connor analyzes these texts, nearly 300 of them, in light of three fundamental questions about the praxis of clinical pastoral supervision: (1)what is distinctive about the praxis? (2)what is an appropriate theological method... more...

  • The Great Eurozone Disasterby Heikki Patomaki; James O'Connor

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    Patomaki presents a radical new vision for 'global economic democracy' as the only viable way out of the current crisis. more...

  • Absolute Solitudeby Dulce Maria Loynaz; James O'Connor

    Steerforth Press 2016; US$ 18.00

    In the first comprehensive selection and translation of Dulce María Loynaz's poetry, James O'Connor invites us to hear the haunting voice of Cuba's celebrated poet, whom the Nobel Laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez terms in his Foreword, "archaic and new...tender, weightless, rich in abandon." Widely published in Spain during the 1950s, Loynaz's poetry was... more...