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Today in History: Roe v Wade 

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court passed a landmark ruling in the case of Roe versus Wade that recognized a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without political interference. The court held that a set of Texas statutes criminalizing abortion in most instances …

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Today in History: Monkey Trial Ends 

What is it about the courtroom that lends itself to both theater and education? I note the connections: our foreperson is an actress, on and off Broadway, with a command of audio books; another juror, a TC instructor of English education, specializing in theatrical performance; a third, an acting teacher who conducts workshops throughout the …

Posted 38 months ago by

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Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection 

Drawn to the festive red and green, we note the powdered face of the Elizabethan court jester. The comic fool, yet not the fool in serving to provide witty insight and advice to the King, whom he may also mock. Dark eyes aslant, there’s a pursed smile…deciding, disapproving, lying? We muse on what student Burdett had in …

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Atheists in America Book Talk 

The library hosted a book talk the other night with Melanie Elyse Brewster, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at TC, and Co-Founder of the Sexuality, Women, & Gender Project. Library staff should watch this Vialogue and discuss (in Vialogues!) better ways to capture library events with video. No idea is too small to be valuable! Upon …

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Debates in religious education 

Title: Debates in religious education Editor: Phillip Barnes Publisher: Routledge Call Number: BV1471.3 .D43 2011 From the Publisher: "What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? Debates in Religious Education explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice …

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The Price of Monotheism 

Title: The Price of Monotheism Author: Jan Assmann, trans. Robert Savage Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2009 Call Number: EBOOKS From the Publisher: Nothing has so radically transformed the world as the distinction between true and false religion. In this nuanced consideration of his own controversial Moses the Egyptian, renowned Egyptologist Jan Assmann answers his critics, extending …

Posted 96 months ago by

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Faith in schools : religion, education, and American evangelicals in East Africa 

Title: Faith in schools : religion, education, and American evangelicals in East Africa  Author :  Amy Stambach  Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press Call number: LC433.A353 S73 2010   From the Publisher: American Evangelicals have long considered Africa a welcoming place for joining faith with social action, but their work overseas is often ambivalently received. Even among East African Christians who share missionaries' religious beliefs, understandings vary over the promises and pitfalls …

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