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Evans, G. R. (Gillian Rosemary)

Works: 207 works in 1,007 publications in 6 languages and 31,308 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Sermons  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Translator
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Most widely held works about G. R Evans
Most widely held works by G. R Evans
Philosophy and theology in the Middle Ages by G. R Evans( )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient world being a philosopher was a practical alternative to being a christian. Philosophical systems offered intellectual, practical and moral codes for living. By the Middle Ages however philosophy was largely, though inconsistently, incorporated into Christian belef. From the end of the Roman Empire to the Reformation and Renaissance of the sixteenth century Christian theologians had a virtual monopoly on higher education. The complex interaction between theology and philosophy, which was the result of the efforts of Christian leaders and thinkers to assimilate the most sophisticated ideas of science and secular learning into their own system of thought, is the subject of this book. Augustine, as the most widely read author in the Middle Ages, is the starting point. Dr Evans then discusses the classical sources in general which the medieval scholar would have had access to when he wanted to study philosophy and its theological implications. Part I ends with an analysis of the problems of logic, language and rhetoric.; In Part II the sequence of topics - God, cosmos, man follow the outline of the summa, or systematic encyclopedia of theology, which developed from the twelfth century as a text book framework. Does God exist? What is he like? What are human beings? Is there a purpose to their lives? These are the great questions of philosophy and religion and the issues to which the medieval theologian addressed himself. From divine simplicity' to ethics and politics, this book is a lively introduction to the debates and ideas of the Middle Ages
Bernard of Clairvaux by G. R Evans( )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the renowned medievalist G.R. Evans provides a concise introduction to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), a figure of towering importance on the twelfth-century monastic and theological scene. After a brief overview of Bernard's life, Evans focuses on a few major themes in his work, including his theology of spirituality and his theology of the political life of the Church. The only available introduction to Bernard's life and thought, this latest addition to the Great Medieval Thinkers series will appeal to a wide audience of students and scholars of history and theology
The major works by Anselm( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although utterly convinced of the truth of Christianity, Anselm of Canterbury struggled to make sense of his religion. He considered the doctrines of faith an invitation to question, to think, and to learn; and he devoted his life to confronting and understanding the most elusive aspects of Christianity. His writings on matters such as free will, the nature of truth, and the existence of God make Anselm one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in history, and this translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read his most important works within a single volume
Mediaeval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard : current research by G. R Evans( )

28 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with the development of a phenomenon of the mediaeval academic world, the adoption, after initial uncertanties, of the Sentances of 12th century Peter Lombard as the standard textbook of mediaeval theology, and the growth of literature of commentary upon it from the 13th century
Atlas of the Christian church by Henry Chadwick( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps, illustrations, and text provide a survey of the Christian tradition through two thousand years
Fifty key Medieval thinkers by G. R Evans( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on individuals whose ideas shaped intellectual life between 400 and 1500, Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers is an accessible introduction to those religious, philosophical and political concepts central to the medieval worldview. Each entry presents a biographical outline, a list of works and a summary of their main theories, alongside suggestions for further reading. Chronologically arranged, and with an introductory essay which presents important themes in context, this volume is an invaluable reference tool for all those who wish to explore the thought of this period in European history. In the first sentence of the Preface, the autor puts forward a number of philosophical and theological questions which 'have proved to be of perennial importance': 'Is there a God? What is the purpose of human life? What is a person? For whose benefit should society by organised? How do words mean things?' (p.vii). The autor continues: 'This book is concerned not only with what medieval thinkers contributed to these long-standing debates but also with the interconnectedness of their work and its place in the heritage of western thought. For that reason, the focus is mainly upon the "Latin West."' This is a worthy program for a history of medieval philosophy in English. The author is well aware that fifty is an arbitrary number and she gives various reasons for her choices: an author may be 'outstanding in any age', they may be 'supportive players' or 'intellectual explorers'
The University of Oxford : a new history by G. R Evans( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Oxford was a medieval wonder. After its foundation in the late 12th century, it designed one of Europe's most admired syllabuses for the study of the liberal arts (the trivium and the quadrivium) and theology, and attracted teachers of international calibre and fame. The ideas of brilliant thinkers like Robert Grosseteste (who in the early 13th century mastered and taught Greek when almost no-one else was doing so), pioneering Franciscan philosopher Roger Bacon (zealous proponent of experimental science) and reforming Christian humanist John Colet redirected traditional scholasticism and helped usher in the Renaissance. In this latest instalment of her major two-volume history of the great rival institutions of Oxford and Cambridge, G R Evans turns to the elder university and reveals a powerhouse of learning and culture. Over a span of more than 800 years Oxford has nurtured some of the greatest minds, while right across the globe its name is synonymous with educational excellence. From dangerous political upheavals caused by the radical and inflammatory ideas of John Wyclif to the bloody 1555 martyrdoms of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley; and from John Ruskin's innovative lectures on art and explosive public debate between Charles Darwin and his opponents to gentler meetings of the Inklings in the 'Bird and Baby', Evans brings Oxford's revolutionary events, as well as its remarkable intellectual journey, to vivid and sparkling life
Bernard of Clairvaux : selected works by Bernard( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine on evil by G. R Evans( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thought of Gregory the Great by G. R Evans( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory the Great was, after Augustine of Hippo, perhaps the most influential of the Fathers in the Latin West during the Middle Ages. He put Augustine's thought into a form which proved accessible and acceptable to mediaeval readers, and he added much of his own, notably in his preaching, in which he interpreted the Bible with equal emphasis on the practical living of a good Christian life and the aspiration of the soul towards God and the life to come. This study looks at Gregory's thought as a whole and tries to show what was most important to him and the way he arrived at a balance between the active and the contemplative, the 'outward' and the 'inward' in his own mind. There is a tailpiece on the influence of his ideas in later centuries
The language and logic of the Bible : the earlier Middle Ages by G. R Evans( Book )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the apparatus of learning in the earlier Middle Ages had the ultimate purpose - at least in principle - of making it possible to understand the Bible better. The fathers laid foundations on which their successors built for a thousand years and more, which helped to form and direct the principles of modern criticism. This study looks at the assumptions within which students of the Bible in the West approached their reading, from Augustine to the end of the twelfth century, when distinct skills in grammar and logic made it possible to develop more refined critical methods and to apply fresh tools to the task
A brief history of heresy by G. R Evans( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects. The idea of a heretic conjures up many images, from the martyrs prepared to die for their beliefs, through to sects with bizarre practices. This book provides a remarkable insight into the fraught history of heresy, showing how the Church came to insist on orthodoxy when threatened by alternative ideals, exploring the social and political cond
Anselm and talking about God by G. R Evans( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval theologians by G. R Evans( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive introduction to medieval theology introduces students to the period through examination of the major individual theologians of the time. Chronologically arranged, it allows students to explore the crucial period between the Church Fathers and the Reformation when theology first emerged as an academic discipline and when important controversies took place. These issues clarified the nature and purpose of the Church and the sacraments, and reopened many of the earlier debates about orthodoxy. This was the period which sowed the seeds of divisions in the church which persist today."--Jacket
John Wyclif : myth & reality by G. R Evans( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wyclif has alternatively been called hero and heretic, reformer and radical, guardian and gadfly. But the true tale of this most controversial of late-medieval Englishmen is far richer and more complex. In this first major biography of John Wyclif in nearly a century, G.R. Evans employs recent research to present a fresh, focused portrait of this pivotal historical figure. In doing so, she strips away the layers of legend that have obscured our view of the real Wyclif and places him within the features of his actual historical landscape. That landscape is the world of fourteenth-century Oxford, where Wyclif spent the majority of his life. Evans, one of today's leading historians of the era, recreates the scenery of this great medieval university town with clarity and detail, providing a comprehensive view of life and learning within its walls. It was here that Wyclif earned his reputation as one of the most learned and significant scholars of his day. And it was here that he developed his views regarding the Bible, the sacraments, ecclesiastical authority and political power - views that led to his eventual condemnation by the church
The mind of St. Bernard of Clairvaux by G. R Evans( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of theology by G. R Evans( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old arts and new theology : the beginnings of theology as an academic discipline by G. R Evans( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm by G. R Evans( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"St Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) was one of the greatest Christian writers of Medieval Europe. Although best known as the inventor of the famous 'ontological argument' for God's existence, his writings cover all chief aspects of Christian doctrine and have been a major influence on western theology." "Equal to Anselm's theology are his spiritual writings, which are alive with an understanding of the gentleness and mercy of a God who comes to meet humanity in its suffering and striving." "In this study, Dr Evans explores the full range of Anselm's works, placing both the theology and the devotional writings in context for the modern reader."--Jacket
The language and logic of the Bible : the road to reformation by G. R Evans( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a sequel to the author's The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Earlier Middle Ages. The period of the reformation saw immense changes of approach to the study of the Bible, which in turn brought huge consequences. This book, seeking to show the direction of endeavour of such study in the last medieval centuries, examines the theory of exegesis, practical interpretation, popular Bible study and preaching, and looks especially at the areas of logic and language in which the scholars of the period had considerable expertise. The condemnation of the scholastics has tended to sink with them a proper recognition of what they achieved. In looking forward to the reformation, Dr Evans demonstrates a greater continuity of attitude than has often been allowed and describes how the enquiries of later medieval scholars opened out into the explorations of the sixteenth century made by Protestant and Roman Catholic thinkers alike."--Page [4] of cover
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Philosophy and theology in the Middle Ages
Bernard of ClairvauxThe major worksMediaeval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard : current researchAtlas of the Christian churchFifty key Medieval thinkersThe University of Oxford : a new historyBernard of Clairvaux : selected worksAugustine on evil
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