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Marquette Bookshelf The Presidential Leadership Dilemma: Between the Constitution and a Political Party by Dr. Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, examines how the president balances the competing demands of leading his political party while leading the nation. Contradictions by Dr. Bonnie Brennen, Neiman Professor of Journalism, is a novel that begins in 1938 Berlin and flashes forward to 1980, when Rachel, a young Jewish woman and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, is hired as the first female assistant professor of American history at a prominent university. Preventing Adolescent Depression and Suicide among Latinas: Resilience Research and Theory by Dr. Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, offers a concise summary of contemporary research on the trend that Latina girls have a documented higher rate of depression and suicide ideation compared with other ethnic and gender groups. An Introduction to Ethics by Dr. Kevin Gibson, associate professor of philosophy and interim dean of the Graduate School, provides readers with the critical questions needed to be considered in decision-making. The book enhances a reader’s ability to form arguments and conclusions to develop a coherent ethical view of his or her own.

Afro-Cuban Theatre of the Diaspora: Critical Essays edited by Dr. Armando GonzálezPérez, professor of Spanish, contains 11 essays written by highly regarded critics focusing on the work of several Cuban playwrights in exile. Each essay examines the subject of blackness with sensitivity and analysis. Connecting Jesus to Social Justice: Classical Christology and Public Theology by Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., associate professor emeritus of theology, challenges public theology to reforge the link between social charity and social justice in the minds and hearts of Catholics, addressing the collaboration of politics and religion affecting social injustices. An Exposition of Genesis by Dr. Mickey Mattox, associate professor of theology, presents Iohannes Oecolampadius’ lectures from the early days of the Protestant Reformation, which were delivered just months before his untimely death. Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham by Dr. Andrei Orlov, professor of theology, examines the Apocalypse of Abraham, a vital source for understanding Jewish apocalypticism and mysticism. Written anonymously soon after the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple, the text envisions heaven as the true place of worship and depicts Abraham as an initiate of celestial priesthood.

Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht: Festschrift für Barbara BeckerCantarino edited by Dr. John Pustejovsky, associate professor of German, comprises original essays celebrating Barbara BeckerCantarino, whose prolific publications on German literary culture from 1600 to the 20th century are major milestones in the field of German cultural studies. Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI’s Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States by Dr. Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology, takes a closer look at the papacy of Pope Benedict, often called the “green pope” for his ecological commitments in his writings, statements and practical initiatives. Understanding the Modern Russian Police by Dr. Olga Semukhina, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, represents the culmination of 10 years of research and provides a timely and comprehensive analysis of the historical development, functions and contemporary challenges faced by the modern Russian police.

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