Faculty Publications

St. Jerome's University faculty members participate in a broad range of research projects in a variety of disciplines.  The following list represents the books that have been authored or edited by our faculty. These books are available in the St. Jerome’s University Library.  For a full list of publications produced by individual faculty members, please refer to the web directory and search by individual names:  https://www.sju.ca/directory

Link to Catalogue Perrin, David. For Love of the World: The Old and New Self of John of the Cross. San Francisco, CA: Catholic Scholars Press, 1997.

John of the Cross (1542-1591), a Spanish mystic and Doctor of the Church, was a spiritual pilgrim who traveled the road with God in and through his everyday experiences. This book is a study of John's attitude towards the world in which a loving journey of transformation from the old self to the new self takes place. John knows that it is in this world that the journey of transformation takes place, in whatever way God works that transformation. [Source: Amazon.ca]

book cover Link to Catalogue Desroches, Frederick. Behind the Bars: Experiences in Crime. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholar's Press, 1996.

Bank robbers. Who are they? Where do they come from? What motivates individuals to commit these crimes? Behind the Bars: Experiences in Crime examines these questions in this intriguing study of the life situations, relationships, and value systems of people who commit serious crimes. Based on eight years of research with law enforcement officials, the media, and interviews with more than eighty Canadian and American bank robbers, Behind the Bars goes behind the facelessness of the crime itself and into the hearts and minds of the offenders. Meet an ex-police officer, drug addicts, compulsive gamblers, a senior citizen, two con-authors, an exotic dancer, family men, informants, and career criminals. Their strikingly candid stories will inspire a great range of emotions, but most of all they will provide greater understanding of criminal behaviour. Frederick J. Desroches humanizes the offender by shedding signficant light on the social and economic conditions of offenders; on the dynamics of criminal partnerships; and on the problems many of these men experience and bring on themselves. Desroches balances the passion of criminals' stories with thematic and theoretical overviews of specific issues to create an exciting account that will capture the attention and imagination of any reader who has ever wondered why criminals commit crimes. [Source: Publisher's website]

book cover Link to Catalogue Perrin, David. Canciones entre el alma y el esposo of Juan de la Cruz: a Hermeneutical Interpretation. San Francisco, CA: Catholic Scholars Press, 1996.

uan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross) has been a major influence on Catholic thought for centuries. This important new work in English presents a Hermeneutical framework within which an interpretation of Juan de la Cruz's C_ntico may be undertaken. Dr. Perrin calls this framework a Global Hermeneutical Method. The phenomenological hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur are used to construct this framework. Ricoeur's phenomenological hermeneutics of texts is based on a theory of mimesis as well as other congruent methodologies. A Hermeneutical approach to the Cantico does not merely ask the question, 'What does the text mean?' but also asks, 'What does the text mean for the reader today?' [Source: Amazon.ca]

book cover Link to Catalogue Desroches, Frederick. Force and Fear: Robbery in Canada. Toronto, ON: Nelson, 1995.

Eighty convicted bank robbers, the Canadian penitentiary service, and police departments across the country have all actively contributed to Desroches' quest to uncover why an individual embarks on a crime for which the proceeds are minimal, the arrest rate high and the jail sentence long. The first book of its kind, Force and Fear: Robbery in Canada examines robbery not just as a crime, but as a criminal event. The author looks at offender motivation and social background, responses to robberies by the criminal justice system, and interaction between robber and victim. [Source: Publisher's website]