to the Smith Bookshelf
Collections of essays about travel adventures,
on early New Testament writing, American teachers' classroom tales
and an examination of rising health care costs, are just a few of the
engaging works recently published by Smith faculty authors.
In his newest book, Guest Appearances
and Other Travels in Time and Space, published by Swallow Press of Ohio
Peter Rose, Sophia Smith Professor Emeritus of Sociology
and Anthropology, reflects
on his travel experiences in a collection of personal essays
capturing both academic and nonacademic experiences. In a
he reflects on the people he's met and the places he's visited.
Rose sums up the book as being about "my life course, my family,
my work, my hobbies, and my affliction -- travel
Managed Care and Monopoly Power: The Antitrust Challenge, Deborah Haas-Wilson, professor of economics, examines how antitrust laws,
when correctly enforced,
allow markets to operate efficiently and competitively, thereby spurring low
prices and high quality. "Focusing on the economic concepts necessary to
the enforcement of the antitrust laws in health care markets, Haas-Wilson provides
a useful roadmap for guiding the future of these markets," according to
Harvard University Press, the book publisher.
Karl P. Donfried, Elizabeth A. Woodson '22
Professor of Religion and Biblical Literature, has recently published Paul,
Thessalonica, and Early Christianity (Eerdmans Publishing Company). The book consists of 15 essays spanning some 25
years of research into Thessalonian correspondence in New Testament writings.
In the book, Donfried illuminates the earliest piece of New Testament writing,
1 Thessalonians, in its social and religious setting. He also explores the parallels
to Qumran, the deep connections between early Christianity and Second Temple
Judaism. The first essay in the book is a revised version of the inaugural lecture
professor Donfried delivered at Smith for the Woodson chair.
In a new book, Stories
of the Courage to Teach: Honoring the Teacher's
Heart, edited by Sam Intrator, assistant professor in education and child study,
25 teachers across the country get a chance to express the inspiration behind
their calling. They wrote first-person essays, submitted from a range of settings:
public, private, secondary and elementary schools in urban, suburban and rural
regions. Intrator's collection, through his introduction and editorial
remarks on each essay, aims to not only chronicle the stories of teachers in
their own words, but to strengthen the national regard for teachers and their
work in the classroom.