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O'Collins, Gerald

Overview
Works: 162 works in 801 publications in 5 languages and 31,071 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Reference works  Apologetic writings  Style manuals  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BT481, 232
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerald O'Collins
Christology : a biblical, historical, and systematic study of Jesus Christ by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent years have seen the publication of various sensationalist books on Jesus that are supported neither by the New Testament witness nor by mainline Christian beliefs. This book critically examines the best biblical and historical scholarship before tackling head-on some of the key questions of systematic Christology: does orthodox faith present Jesus the man as deficient and depersonalized? Is his sinlessness compatible with the exercise of a free human will? Does up-to-date exegesis challenge his virginal conception and personal resurrection? Can one reconcile Jesus' role as universal Saviour with the truth and values to be found in other religions? What should the feminist movement highlight in presenting Jesus? This integral Christology is built around the resurrection of the crucified Jesus, highlights love as the key to redemption, and proposes a synthesis of the divine presence through Jesus. Clear, balanced, and accessible, this book should be valued by any student reading systematic theology, anyone training for the ministry in all denominations, as well as interested general readers."--Jacket
A concise dictionary of theology by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third edition identifies and clarifies a thousand central theological terms, providing necessary information about their origin, the history of their usage, and their place in the story of Christianity. The authors have introduced into many entires findings from the latest scholarship, as well as fresh developments in the church life and teaching. For easy reference, there are also both a chart of the Catholic Church's twenty-one general councils and a timeline."--Back cover
Fundamental theology by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholicism : the story of Catholic Christianity by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Roman Catholicism and its beliefs and practices come to be what they are? This lively and readable account provides an up-to-date introduction, explaining what is distinctively Catholic. The authors move through history to sum up the present characteristics of Catholic Christianity and the major tests it faces in the third millennium. Explaining matters in a fresh and original way, they do justice to the Catholic heritage and show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. Well-structured, highly informative, and clearly written, the book does not duck critical issues--such as the ministry of women and dialogue with other religions--or the negative side of history. Rather, O'Collins and Farrugia explore challenges facing Catholics and other Christians and engage with contemporary moral issues. This is an authoritative and accessible introduction to Catholicism for the modern reader
The Resurrection : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus by Stephen T Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent scholars from a wide range of theological disciplines debate the central truth of Christianity, the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The many schools of thought include moral theology, philosophy, biblical studies and fundamental theology
The Incarnation : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a meeting held in New York at Easter 2000, this volume discusses the belief in the Incarnation, on the self-emptying that it involves, and its compatibility with divine timelessness
The resurrection of Jesus Christ by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a climate in which existentialist and psychological interpretations of the resurrection are fashionable, it is all too easy for this central Christian belief to be eased out of the realm of historical reality. Many Christians still rightly ask the fundamental question: "What actually happened?" This book faces this question squarely by the following means: 1) It offers a full and critical survey of recent scholarship on the resurrection, including a convincing critique of the views of such theologians as Bultmann, Marxsen, Lampe and Geering. 2) It examines the resurrection under three distinct headings: history, faith and theology. The synthesis which the author provides avoids the extremes of skepticism and unwarranted conservatism. He examines the formation of the Easter faith and argues that the New Testament evidence can and should be correlated with man's experience of the risen Christ today
What are they saying about Jesus? by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholicism : a very short introduction by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins answers these questions and more, and presents, in clear and accessible language, a fresh introduction to the largest and oldest institution in the world."--Jacket
The tripersonal God : understanding and interpreting the Trinity by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Old Testament roots of trinitarian thought, the historical developments that gave rise to the doctrine of the trinity and contemporary thinking about trinitarian issues. -- Provided by publisher
The Trinity : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Trinity by Stephen T Davis( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary study is the result of an international and ecumenical meeting of nineteen scholars held in New York at Easter 1998: the Trinity Summit. Biblical experts examine the scriptural roots of trinitarian doctrine, patristic scholars correct those who continue to misinterpret the trinitarian teaching of the Cappadocians and Augustine, and five scholars examine systematic and foundational issues like the viability of social models for the Trinity. The volume ends with a study of the Trinity in art and the challenge of preaching the Trinity today. The international reputation of the participants reflects and guarantees the high quality of this joint work. --From publisher description
Salvation for all : God's other peoples by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines in depth and at length what the Old Testament and the New Testament hold about the salvation of God's "other peoples" The Bible repeatedly bears witness to the universal scope of divine love for all human beings, and to the chances of salvation available to them. Since the Israelites experienced for many centuries, both at home and abroad, the religion and culture of numerous other peoples, the Old Testament texts have much to say, both positively and negatively, about the religious prospects and destiny of these peoples. In its second half, this book scrutinizes what Jesus, the evangelists, Paul, and the Letter to the Hebrews indicate about God's loving designs for all human beings. In the end, O'Collins breaks new ground by developing the universal presence of the risen Jesus (along with the Holy Spirit) and his role as universal Wisdom, and the full teaching of the Letter to the Hebrews on the possibility of faith for all people
Jesus our redeemer : a Christian approach to salvation by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining what it means when Christians call Jesus their 'redeemer' or 'saviour', this book tackles issues such as how redemptive events bring about saving effects in the present, and why humans need redemption, both individually and collectively
Jesus our priest : a Christian approach to the priesthood of Christ by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines what it means to call Christ our priest, in the light of the scriptures and the Christian tradition. Beginning with a study of the biblical material, the book then moves to the witness to Christ's priesthood from the church through its history
Believing in the Resurrection : the meaning and promise of the risen Jesus by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurrection of Jesus Christ : some contemporary issues by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christology : origins, developments, debates by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerald O'Collins continues his groundbreaking work in Christology by first tracing its major developments over the last fifty years.He next turns to a theology of resurrection--Christology's central event--and the foundational roles played by its two great witnesses,Peter and Paul. O'Collins then masterfully constructs a "theology of religions" that explores the relationship of Christianity to other living faiths precisely in light of the priesthood of Jesus Christ
The legacy of John Paul II by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Legacy of John Paul II responds to the challenge of the assimilation of Vatican II in helping readers and students to come to grips with the important themes in John Paul II's theology. This is important as his influence is already as great as that of almost any other Pope and his teachings and writings need to be studied carefully by Christians of all denominations." "John Paul II's writings were as prolific as his canonisations were vigorous. They range from topics as important as ethics, politics, theology and comparative religion. He published a number of philosophical books before becoming Pope. All of this is covered in this book."--Jacket
Probleme und Aspekte der Fundamentaltheologie by René Latourelle( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short guide to writing a thesis : what to do and what not to do by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will help students in choosing a topic for their thesis that they can investigate and turn into a short paper or a long dissertation. The book looks at questions like the following. What should feed into their choice of a supervisor? How should they compile and organise their bibliography and set about writing the introduction? What are some tips for writing paragraphs and entire chapters and producing conclusions?
 
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Christology : a biblical, historical, and systematic study of Jesus Christ
Alternative Names
Gerald O'Collins Australian Jesuit priest, theologian and philosopher

Gerald O'Collins gesuita e teologo australiano

Gerald O'Collins theoloog uit Australië

O'Collins, Gerald

O'Collins, Gerald 1931- S.J.

O'Collins, Gerald G. 1931-

O'Collins, Gerald Glynn

O'Collins, Gerald Glynn 1931-

O'Collins, Gerald, S.J., 1931-

O'Kollinz, Džeral'd.

오콜린스, 제럴드

오클린스, 제랄드

Languages
English (363)

Italian (32)

Spanish (13)

German (8)

Polish (8)

Covers
A concise dictionary of theologyFundamental theologyCatholicism : the story of Catholic ChristianityThe Resurrection : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Resurrection of JesusThe Incarnation : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of GodCatholicism : a very short introductionThe tripersonal God : understanding and interpreting the TrinityThe Trinity : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Trinity