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O'Donovan, Oliver

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Works: 83 works in 302 publications in 2 languages and 10,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree
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Resurrection and moral order : an outline for evangelical ethics by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This seminal work makes a cogent and compelling case for Christian ethics based on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Drawing on a profound knowledge both of the history of Christian thought and of contemporary ethical theology, Oliver O'Donovan illumines such important concepts as freedom, authority, nature, history, and revelation. This revised edition also includes an extensive new prologue in which the author enters into critical dialogue with four key figures in Christian ethics: John Finnis, Martin Honecker, Stanley Hauerwas, and Karl Barth."--Back cover
From Irenaeus to Grotius : a sourcebook in Christian political thought, 100-1625 by Joan Lockwood O'Donovan( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of self-love in St. Augustine by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begotten or made? by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion on artificial insemination
The just war revisited by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Christian views differing widely on the morality of war, this book seriously re-examines ethical questions of contemporary urgency. The text covers the use of biological and nuclear weapons, military intervention, economic sanctions, and the role of the U.N. Opening with a challenging dedication to the new Archbishop of Canterbury, it proceeds to analyze vital topics which the Archbishop and others will find relevant to the discussion of the ethics of warfare
The desire of the nations : rediscovering the roots of political theology by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political theology as we know it today reacts against the attempt to insulate theology from political theory which has generally characterised the modern era. But its own intellectual parentage in the idealist historicism of the nineteenth century has left it still entrammelled in the suspicions and inhibitions from which it has wanted to break free. Oliver O'Donovan contends that, to pass beyond suspicion and totalised criticism of politics and to achieve a positive reconstruction of political thought, theology must reach back behind the modern tradition, achieving a fuller, less selective reading of the Scriptures and learning from an older politico-theological discourse which flourished in the patristic, medieval and Reformation periods. Central to that discourse was a series of questions about authority, generated by Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom of God
New dictionary of Christian ethics & pastoral theology by David John Atkinson( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonds of imperfection : Christian politics, past and present by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace and certainty : a theological essay on deterrence by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ways of judgment : the Bampton lectures, 2003 by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Oliver O'Donovan extends the exploration into the correspondence between theology and politics that he began in The Desire of the Nations. While that earlier work took as its starting point the biblical proclamation of God's authority, The Ways of Judgment approaches political theology from the political side. Responsive to developments such as the uncertain role of the United Nations after the Cold War and the expansion of the European Union, O'Donovan also draws on the extensive tradition of Christian political thought and a range of contemporary theologians. Rather than supposing, as does some political theology, that the right political orientations are well understood and that theological beliefs should be renegotiated to fit them, O'Donovan considers contemporary social and political realities to be impenetrably obscure and elusive. Finding the gospel proclamation luminous by contrast, O'Donovan sheds light from the Christian faith upon the intricate challenge of seeking the good in late-modern Western society. Pursuing his analysis in three movements, O'Donovan first considers the paradigmatic political act, the act of judgment, and then takes up the question of forming political institutions through representation. Finally, he tackles the opposition between political institutions and the church, investigating how Christians can be the community instructed by Jesus to "judge not."
Persons : the difference between "someone" and "something" by Robert Spaemann( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination and defence of the concept of personality, long central to Western moral culture but now increasingly under attack. Robert Spaemann tackles urgent practical questions, such as our treatment of the severely disabled human and the moral status of intelligent non-human animals
Common objects of love : moral reflection and the shaping of community : the 2001 Stob lectures by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book's central theme, which arises out of Augustine's idea that we know only as we love, is that moral reflection, or the identification of objects of love, has effect in organized community. This perspective provides a fruitful resolution to the traditional Aristotelian dichotomy of theoretical and practical reason and directs us as to how we may think "from truths of Christian faith to conclusions in Christian action." O'Donovan's interest in this theme lies especially with its political possibilities, as he explores how love is key to the organization and coherence of political society." "Beginning with some lighthearted puzzles about teaching ethics, O'Donovan explores a series of related historical and current issues - the iconoclastic controversy of the ninth century, the nature of ethical deliberation, the deleterious role of publicity in late-modern liberal society, and more - and he offers some reflections on the events of September 11, 2001. It is with John of Patmos, finally, that O'Donovan brings his journey of thought to an evangelical conclusion, one that rests on the narrative of the fall and redemption of society and of the vindication of created order in the coming of God's kingdom."--Jacket
Self, world, and time by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self, World, and Time takes up the question of the form and matter of Christian ethics as an intellectual discipline. What is it about? How does Christian ethics relate to the humanities, especially philosophy, theology, and behavioral studies? How does its shape correspond to the shape of practical reason? In what way does it participate in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ? Oliver O'Donovan discusses ethics with self, world, and time as foundation poles of moral reasoning, and with faith, love, and hope as the virtues anchoring the moral life. Blending biblical, historico-theological, and contemporary ideas in its comprehensive survey, Self, World, and Time is an exploratory study that adds significantly to O'Donovan's previous theoretical reflections on Christian ethics
On the Thirty nine Articles : a conversation with Tudor Christianity by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding and seeking by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Finding and Seeking" O'Donovan traces the logic of moral thought from self-awareness to decision through the virtues of faith, hope, and love. Blending biblical, historico-theological, and contemporary ideas in its comprehensive survey, this second volume continues O'Donovan's splendid study in ethics as theology and adds significantly to his previous theoretical reflection on Christian ethics
The authority of the gospel : explorations in moral and political theology in honor of Oliver O'Donovan by Robert Song( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles in the public realm : the dilemma of Christian moral witness by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian and the unborn child by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word in small boats : sermons from Oxford by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering into rest by Oliver O'Donovan( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver O'Donovan's Ethics as Theology project began with Self, World, and Time, an "induction" into Christian ethics as ordered reflection on moral thinking within the life of faith. Volume 2, Finding and Seeking, shifted the focus to the movement of moral thought from a first consciousness of agency to the time that determines the moment of decision. In this third and final volume of his magnum opus, O'Donovan turns his attention to the forward horizon with which moral thinking must engage. Moral experience, he argues, is necessarily two-directional, looking both back at responsibility and forward at aims. The Pauline triad of theological virtues (faith, love, and hope) describes a form of responsibility, and its climax in the sovereignty of love opens the way to a definitive teleology. Entering into Rest offers O'Donovan's mature reflections on questions that have engaged him throughout his career and provides a synoptic view of many of his main themes.-from publisher
 
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From Irenaeus to Grotius : a sourcebook in Christian political thought, 100-1625
Alternative Names
Donovan, Oliver O' 1945-

O'Donovan, O.M.T. 1945-

O'Donovan, Oliver Michael Timothy

O'Donovan, Oliver Michael Timothy 1945-

Oliver O’Donovan britischer Moraltheologe

Oliver O'Donovan Brits theoloog

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English (224)

Dutch (2)

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From Irenaeus to Grotius : a sourcebook in Christian political thought, 100-1625The problem of self-love in St. AugustineBegotten or made?The just war revisitedThe desire of the nations : rediscovering the roots of political theologyNew dictionary of Christian ethics & pastoral theologyBonds of imperfection : Christian politics, past and presentThe ways of judgment : the Bampton lectures, 2003