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O'Collins, Gerald

Works: 214 works in 955 publications in 5 languages and 32,234 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Reference works  Style manuals  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
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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( )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,464 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
The Resurrection : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Resurrection of Jesus by Stephen T Davis( )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of papers is an international, ecumenical, and interdisciplinary study of Jesus' Resurrection that has emerged from the 'Resurrection Summit' meeting held in New York at Easter 1996. The contributions represent mainstream scholarship on biblical studies, fundamental theology, systematic theology, philosophy, moral theology, and homiletics, and combine to offer a timely, wide-ranging, and well-balanced work on the central truth of Christianity."--BOOK JACKET
Catholicism : a very short introduction by Gerald O'Collins( )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,984 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
Jesus our redeemer : a Christian approach to salvation by Gerald O'Collins( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 1,581 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
Catholicism : the story of Catholic Christianity by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 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 Trinity : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Trinity by Stephen T Davis( )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 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."--Jacket
Salvation for all : God's other peoples by Gerald O'Collins( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,041 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
The legacy of John Paul II by Gerald O'Collins( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,021 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
The tripersonal God : understanding and interpreting the Trinity by Gerald O'Collins( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,007 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
A concise dictionary of theology by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 998 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 )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental theology by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On revelation, hermeneutics, faith and its formulations and the role of authoritative teaching in the Church
A short guide to writing a thesis : what to do and what not to do by Gerald O'Collins( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 731 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?
Jesus our priest : a Christian approach to the priesthood of Christ by Gerald O'Collins( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 726 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
Philip Pullman's Jesus by Gerald O'Collins( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 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
Believing in the Resurrection : the meaning and promise of the risen Jesus by Gerald O'Collins( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Incarnation : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God by Stephen T Davis( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 641 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
Christology : origins, developments, debates by Gerald O'Collins( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 583 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
What are they saying about Jesus? by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Jesus by Gerald O'Collins( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jesus our redeemer : a Christian approach to salvation
The Resurrection : an interdisciplinary symposium on the Resurrection of JesusCatholicism : a very short introductionJesus our redeemer : a Christian approach to salvationCatholicism : the story of Catholic ChristianityThe Trinity : an interdisciplinary symposium on the TrinitySalvation for all : God's other peoplesThe legacy of John Paul IIThe tripersonal God : understanding and interpreting the Trinity
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.

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 1931-

오클린스, 제랄드 1931-

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