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Smith, Ronald Gregor

Works: 115 works in 475 publications in 3 languages and 14,271 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Sermons  Biographies  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B3213.B83, 181.3
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Most widely held works by Ronald Gregor Smith
Between man and man by Martin Buber( )

58 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Buber believed that life's deepest truth lies in human relationships. In this classic work he puts this belief into practice, applying it to the concrete problems of contemporary society
Good and evil, two interpretations : I. right and wrong ; II. images of good and evil by Martin Buber( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two "interpretations" which are united in this volume differ from one another in method and purpose, but they supplement each other to such an extent that I have willingly accepted the suggestion to unite them here in an external way as well. Both are concerned with good and evil, but Right and Wrong is concerned with its place in man's observation of the human world, Images with its place in the personal development of the individual man. The first deals with the apparent contradiction which holds sway in destiny, the second above all with the factual conflict which holds sway in the soul. Here an answer is sought to the question, "Why is evil so powerful?", there to the question, "What is the origin of evil?" Thus one can describe Images of Good and Evil as an interpretation because it proceeds from several Old Israelitic and Old Persian myths. These myths portray in great images the twofold prehistorical origin of that which we call evil and thereby enable the modern thinker to point out what corresponds to this twofoldness in that biographical reality of present-day man which is known to us. Right and Wrong is interpretation in another sense. Here several Psalms are examined to discover how the gradually arising and growing insight into the relation between wrongdoing and true existence is expressed in them. Taken together, the two books are to be regarded as a contribution to the foundation of an ontological ethics."--Foreword, pages [v-vi]
The last years : Journals 1853-1855 by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection from Kierkegaard's writings concerned with his religious philosophy
The knowledge of man : selected essays by Martin Buber( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays represent an important and exciting new development in Buber's philosophy of dialogue; they stand as the culmination and crown of his epistemology, his philosophical anthropology, and his ontology. If we must characterize Buber at all, we can best call him a philosophical anthropologist. In doing so, we do not limit the significance of Buber's philosophy to the human, but we recognize that man's access to being, according to Buber, is not through Plato's ideal forms or Heidegger's being that shines forth in the existent, but through the between -- the dialogue between man and the existent over against him." -- Introduction
I and Thou by Martin Buber( Book )

59 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in English and German and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today considered a landmark of twentieth-century intellectual history, I and Thou is also one of the most important books of Western theology. In it, Martin Buber, heavily influenced by the writings of Frederich Nietzsche, united the proto-Existentialists currents of modern German thought with the Judeo-Christian tradition, powerfully updating faith for modern times. Since its first appearance in German in 1923, this slender volume has become one of the epoch-making works of our time. Not only does it present the best thinking of one of the greatest Jewish minds in centuries, but has helped to mold approaches to reconciling God with the workings of the modern world and the consciousness of its inhabitants. This work is the centerpiece of Buber's groundbreaking philosophy. It lays out a view of the world in which human beings can enter into relationships using their innermost and whole being to form true partnerships. These deep forms of rapport contrast with those that spring from the Industrial Revolution, namely the common, but basically unethical, treatment of others as objects for our use and the incorrect view of the universe as merely the object of our senses, experiences. Buber goes on to demonstrate how these interhuman meetings are a reflection of the human meeting with God. For Buber, the essence of biblical religion consists in the fact that -- regardless of the infinite abyss between them -- a dialogue between man and God is possible. Ecumenical in its appeal, I and Thou nevertheless reflects the profound Talmudic tradition from which it has emerged. For Judaism, Buber's writings have been of revolutionary importance. No other writer has so shaken Judaism from parochialism and applied it so relevantly to the problems and concerns of contemporary men. On the other hand, the fundamentalist Protestant movement in this country has appropriated Buber's "I and Thou encounter" as the implicit basis of its doctrine of immediate faith-based salvation. In this light, Martin Buber has been viewed as the Jewish counterpart to Paul Tillich."--Publisher description
I knew Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and German and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This English edition of Begegnungen mit Dietrich Bonhoeffer varies somewhat from the German edition. The foreword by the German editor, Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann, has been replaced by this explanatory preface, by the foreword by Dr. Visser't Hooft, the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, and by a brief outline of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life. There is a slight abbreviation of Dr. Hammelsbeck's text, and the contributions by Ernst Wolf and Mrs. Bell have been replaced by two other pieces. These are the new essay by Professor Paul Lehmann of New York, which casts additional light upon Bonhoeffer's American visits, and the article by the late George Bell, then Bishop of Chichester. This recounts his meeting with Bonhoeffer in Sweden during the war. It is an important political statement, as well as the story of the last meeting between two friends. It first appeared in Bonhoeffer's Gesammelte Schriften, volume 1, in 1958, and is reproduced here by kind permission of the publisher, Kaiser Verlag of Munich. The intention behind these changes and additions is to make the story of Bonhoeffer's life more clearly available to many readers in the English-speaking world who wish to know more about this remarkable man. In a volume of this kind the contributions, from family, and friends, and former students, are bound to vary greatly in style and in the impression they make. No attempt has been made to make them uniform, or to remove contradictions or slight repetitions. The motley effect is true to life. This is not a biography, but the raw material for approaching a personality who was by no means simple. If the critical reader notices even a certain incipient hagiography in some of the contributions, he will also be able to correct one impression with the help of another. The subject of all the essays nevertheless appears clearly enough through them, as a man who would have laughed to be described as extraordinary, far less as saintly. A full biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is in course of preparation by his friend and heir, Eberhard Bethge. It will then be time for Bonhoeffer's contribution to contemporary thought to be fully assessed. Meantime, here is a collection of quite personal impressions and accounts which both illumine the person of Bonhoeffer and fill in the background against which he worked and suffered. - Preface
Martin Buber by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World come of age by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secular Christianity by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctrine of God by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.G. Hamann, 1730-1788 : a study in Christian existence by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

20 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discourses by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating, illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love." "This work is marked by Kierkegaard's Socratic awareness of the reader, both as the center of awakened understanding and as the initiator of action. Written to be read aloud, this book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that make such an attentive approach richly rewarding. Works of Love not only serves as an excellent place to begin exploring the writings of Kierkegaard but also rewards many rereadings."--Jacket
God, secularization, and history; essays in memory of Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long, E.T. God, secularization, and history.--Ogden, S.M. Faith and secularity.--McKane, W. Tradition as a theological concept.--Wardlaw, H. Theology: art or science?--Nicol, I. History and transcendence.--Templeton, D. Kerygma: a definition.--Galloway, A.D.A God I can talk to.--Gollwitzer, H. Theses for understanding the Biblical speech about God.--Bethge, E. Being of age.--Bibliography of the works of Ronald Gregor Smith (p. 149-157)
The whole man; studies in Christian anthropology by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only way. How can the Germans be cured? by Karl Barth( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man has always been ill and always will be." from "How Can the Germans Be Cured'" The Only Way: How to Change the German Mind details author Karl Barth's theories on German politics and history and confronts "the problem with Germany." In successive articles and letters, Barth analyzes the rise of Nazism and Hitler's power to understand German guilt and connect history to present-day Germany. This edition was translated from the German by Marta K. Neufeld and Ronald Gregor Smith. Karl Barth was an influential Swiss philosopher, theologian, and author. He wrote The Epistle to the Romans, Church Dogmatics, The Humanity of God and countless essays, articles, and lectures
The knowledge of man by Martin Buber( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sermons to intellectuals from three continents( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the stream : shorter post-war writings, 1946-52 by Karl Barth( Book )

6 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Sydney Harris
Man in the Old Testament by Walther Eichrodt( Book )

3 editions published between 1951 and 1959 in English and German and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new man; Christianity and man's coming of age by Ronald Gregor Smith( Book )

9 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Between man and man
The knowledge of man : selected essaysI and ThouWorks of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discourses
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controlled identityBrowne, Sam, 1913-1968

controlled identityMaxwell, Ronald, 1913-1968

Browne, Sam

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Browne, Sam [Pseud.] 1913-1968

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Gregor Smith, Ronald 1913-1968

Maxwell Ronald

Maxwell, Ronald 1913-1968

Maxwell, Ronald [Pseud.] 1913-1968

Ronald Gregor Smith Brits theoloog (1913-1968)

Ronald Gregor Smith teólogu británicu (1913–1968)

Smith, R. Gregor.

Smith, R. Gregor 1913-1968

Smith Ronald

Smith, Ronald 1913-1968

Smith, Ronald G.

Smith, Ronald G. 1913-1968

Smith, Ronald Gregor

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