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Wiles, Maurice 1923-2005

Overview
Works: 81 works in 395 publications in 2 languages and 8,598 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BT25, 230
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurice Wiles
Documents in early Christian thought by Mark Santer( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to bring within a single volume a representative selection of extracts from the writings of the Early Christian fathers, covering the main areas of Christian thought. The extracts, for the most part newly translated by the editors, are arranged by topic under the following headings: God, Trinity, Christ, Holy Spirit, Sin and Grace, Tradition and Scripture, Church, Sacraments, Christian Living, Church and Society, and Final Goal. Care has been taken to reflect the full range of writing on these themes - exposition and commentary, homily, epistle and polemic - and the extracts are of sufficient length to show the distinctive flavour of each individual writer. Annotation has been kept to a minimum, but each main section has a short introduction which places the extracts in their particular context within the development of Christian thought
The Christian fathers by Maurice Wiles( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an account of patristic thinking which explores the way in which the Fathers considered the main questions of Christian belief: the image of God, the divine Christ, the incarnation, sin and salvation, the sacraments, the Church and ethics
The making of Christian doctrine: a study in the principles of early doctrinal development by Maurice Wiles( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paperback edition of this well-known study. Since its first publication in 1967 this book has aroused a lively debate among theologians and practicising clergy. The author had since returned to the discussion (The Remaking of Christian Doctrine, SCM Press 1974) and has stressed the contemporary need to define and develop Christian doctrine. In the earlier work Professor Wiles asks how the early Church fathers' doctrinal affirmations - expressed for example in the Nicene Creed and Chalcedonian Definition - remain valid today when the framework of the fathers' learning and discourse has disappeared. Doctrine was necessary, he argues, to answer objections to Christianity in a largely non-Christian world, to tackle the problem of heresy and to satisfy the desire of Christians to express their faith more deeply. He also considers the sources of doctrinal reasoning - Scripture, the practice of worship and the nature of salvation. These sources are still vital to any development of Christian doctrine today and the author concludes his study with a call for 'the continuation of the same task of interpreting the Church's Scriptures, her worship and her experience of salvation'
What is theology? by Maurice Wiles( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archetypal heresy : Arianism through the centuries by Maurice Wiles( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arianism has always been regarded as the archetypal heresy. It did affirm the divinity of Christ as the Son of God, but, unlike orthodoxy, it regarded the divinity as secondary and inferior to that of the Father, the one Supreme God. Recently many scholars have presented a more positive view of the religious intentions of Arianism than has been customary in the past. Yet the Nicene Creed, which was designed explicitly to outlaw Arianism, remains one of the primary expressions of Christian orthodoxy. Maurice Wiles traces the history of how Arianism has been viewed in later Christian thought, particularly where scholars or religious groups have adopted broadly Arian views. The main example of a re-emergence of Arian ideas is among the leaders of the new scientific Enlightenment in the early eighteenth century, especially Sir Isaac Newton and his disciples, William Whiston and Samuel Clarke. The longest section of the book deals with how and why their beliefs took this form, and why this approach disappeared again around the end of the century. A final section considers the interaction of belief and critical judgement in British Arian scholarship during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Jacket
The remaking of Christian doctrine by Maurice Wiles( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine apostle: the interpretation of St. Paul's Epistles in the Early Church by Maurice Wiles( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The interpretation of the Pauline Epistles has always been a central issue in the whole understanding of the Christian faith. The author analyzes the writings of the Greek and Latin commentators of the third, fourth and early fifth centuries. The Patristic exegesis of St. Paul is concerned with a wide range of doctrinal issues. These include, in particular, the great issues of grace and faith which were of such importance at the time of the Reformation. The author questions whether the Fathers were as insensitive to the Pauline teaching about grace as is often claimed." [Book jacket]
The Spiritual Gospel; the interpretation of the Fourth Gospel in the early church by Maurice Wiles( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the interpretation of the Fourth Gospel by the Greek Fathers, especially Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria. The study is useful because it adds to our understanding both of St. John's Gospel itself and of the exegesis of the great early commentators. Of these, Theodore's commentary is still little known. Since this particular Gospel was a main ground of early controversy in the formulation of Christian doctrine, the study is important for scholars of the New Testament generally, and historians of the Church." [Book jacket]
Faith and the mystery of God by Maurice Wiles( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian theology and inter-religious dialogue by Maurice Wiles( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"That Professor Wiles has now turned from the field of Christian doctrine and its history, for which he is so well known, to that of inter-faith dialogue is an indication of the importance which that subject is now assuming. This is not a book, he confesses, which he had expected to write, but in recent years, he has increasingly felt that the close co-existence of different faith-communities in the modern world is as important a background to Christian theology as the rise of the scientific world-view." "In his book, which arises out of lectures at Manchester and Yale universities, Professor Wiles begins by asking whether acceptance of the possibility of open dialogue with other religions is not a desertion of the way in which church has understood its faith down the ages. He then goes on to argue that pressure to acknowledge other religions is only one of several pressures arising out of changes in contemporary knowledge and experience of the world which Christians face today. A third chapter examines how Karl Rahner tried to incorporate these changes into a coherent theological position, and the last chapter builds on this approach and offers a personal account of a Christian theology for dialogue." "At a time of increasing conservatism and opposition to interfaith activity in the churches, here is encouragement to those who believe that narrow christocentricity is not the way forward."--BOOK JACKET
Working papers in doctrine by Maurice Wiles( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's action in the world : the Bampton lectures for 1986 by Maurice Wiles( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason to believe by Maurice Wiles( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many people, believer and non-believer, Christian belief poses a host of perplexing questions. Can its claims be true? Can one accept them with integrity? Is it reasonalble to believe? Maurice Wiles is a distinguished theologian who has written many pioneering and radical books in the area of Christian doctrine. Here his aim is to explain Christian belief as simply as possible. Avoiding all technical terms and using no footnotes, he looks at some of the most basic difficulties and suggests ways in which Christian belief can be understood and believed in the light of them. The questions are about God, Jesus, the Trinity, salvation, and other faiths, the past record of the church, morality, evil and death. Interspersed between them are 'interludes' which provide background information on topics such as the Bible and the creeds, current thinking about matters such as language and symbolism in general and in relation to God. It is the account of a continuing search. Neither Christian faith nor the new insights from modern discoveries can lay claim to certain knowledge. The apparent conflicts between them must constantly be investigated, with proponents on both sides always open to the need for change. MAURICE WILES was Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus in the University of Oxford
Providence( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the thirteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford, 1999 by International Conference on Patristic Studies( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Wiles : [essays] by Maurice Wiles( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shared search : doing theology in conversation with one's friends by Maurice Wiles( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem, Athens, and Oxford by Maurice Wiles( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in theology 4 by Maurice Wiles( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making and remaking of Christian doctrine : essays in honour of Maurice Wiles( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Documents in early Christian thought
Alternative Names
Maurice Wiles British theologian

Maurice Wiles theoloog uit Nigeria (1923-2005)

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Wiles, M. F. 1923-2005

Wiles, M.F. Maurice F.

Wiles, M. F. (Maurice F.), 1923-2005

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Wiles, Maurice Frank.

Wiles, Maurice Frank 1923-

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ワイルズ, M

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Languages
English (271)

Japanese (5)

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The making of Christian doctrine: a study in the principles of early doctrinal developmentArchetypal heresy : Arianism through the centuriesThe divine apostle: the interpretation of St. Paul's Epistles in the Early ChurchThe Spiritual Gospel; the interpretation of the Fourth Gospel in the early churchReason to believePapers presented at the thirteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford, 1999The making and remaking of Christian doctrine : essays in honour of Maurice Wiles