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O'Collins, Gerald

Overview
Works: 150 works in 714 publications in 5 languages and 28,201 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Biography  Style manuals  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 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 )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 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
Catholicism : a very short introduction by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 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
A concise dictionary of theology by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 922 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
The resurrection of Jesus Christ by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 745 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
Fundamental theology by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the potential for confusion about basic Christian claims and beliefs, Gerald O'Collins sets out to relaunch fundamental theology as a discipline by presenting a coherent vision of basic theological questions and positions that lay the ground for work in specific areas of systematic theology
The Resurrection : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus by Stephen T Davis( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 612 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 )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work ponders on the questions that seem to be particularly relevant when one reflects on the incarnation of the Word of God. It aims to prove a challenging discourse on this fundamental topic in theology
What are they saying about Jesus? by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Jesus by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tripersonal God : understanding and interpreting the Trinity by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 463 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 )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 420 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
The Bible for theology : ten principles for the theological use of Scripture by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvation for all : God's other peoples by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 251 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus Our Redeemer examines what it means when Christians call Jesus their 'Redeemer' or 'Saviour'. It tackles such questions as: How can redemptive events in the past (Christ's life, death, and resurrection) bring about saving effects in the present? Why do human beings need redemption, both individually and collectively? What images of God are implied by the saving action of God and by human needs? Gerald O'Collins SJ draws on the scriptures, Christian hymns and texts for worship, literature, the visual arts, and other sources. He examines four major models of how redemption through Christ has been thought to work: theories of deliverance, penal substitution, sacrifice, and transforming love. He concludes by considering the outworking of salvation in the life of the Church, the situation of non-Christians, and the final consummation of human life and the created world at the end of time
Jesus : a portrait by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of what one sees or reads about Jesus is deliberately sensationalist or evasive. Producers and writers raise issues of merely historical interest, highlight trivial matters, or allege that cover-ups" have hidden the "real truth" for many centuries. They will do anything but face the challenge in the ultimate religious drama created by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth."--Gerald O'Collins SJ. There are many books about Jesus, but few attempt to tell us what he was
Jesus our priest : a Christian approach to the priesthood of Christ by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 209 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
The resurrection of Jesus Christ : some contemporary issues by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of John Paul II by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 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
A short guide to writing a thesis : what to do and what not to do by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 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?
Philip Pullman's Jesus by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Philip Pullman issues a serious challenge to the reader to look again at the Gospels, and ask whether or not it is reasonable to believe what the New Testament and the Church teach about the founder of Christianity. In Philip Pullman's Jesus Gerald O'Collins takes up that challenge with authority, passion and flair
 
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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 theoloog uit Australië

O'Collins, Gerald

O'Collins, Gerald G. 1931-

O'Collins, Gerald Glynn

O'Collins, Gerald Glynn 1931-

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

O'Kollinz, Džeral'd.

Languages
English (350)

Italian (21)

Spanish (18)

German (8)

Polish (6)

Covers
Catholicism : a very short introductionA concise dictionary of theologyThe resurrection of Jesus ChristFundamental theologyThe Resurrection : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Resurrection of JesusThe Incarnation : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of GodInterpreting JesusThe tripersonal God : understanding and interpreting the Trinity