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Evans, G. R. (Gillian Rosemary)

Works: 252 works in 1,152 publications in 9 languages and 37,079 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Sermons  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Scientific atlases  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: BR98, B
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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( )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,247 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 sophi
Bernard of Clairvaux by G. R Evans( )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 2,059 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( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,919 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
Fifty key Medieval thinkers by G. R Evans( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the individuals who shaped intellectual life in the middle ages, 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 resource and introductory guide for all those who wish to explore the thought of this fascinating period in European history."--Jacket
Mediaeval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard : current research by Rosemann( )

26 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 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 )

44 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps, illustrations, and text provide a survey of the Christian tradition through two thousand years
A brief history of heresy by G. R Evans( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 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
The University of Oxford : a new history by G. R Evans( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealing a powerhouse of learning, religion and culture, G.R. Evans traces the history of the University of Oxford from the late 12th century to the present day
Anselm by G. R Evans( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 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 I.B. Tauris history of monasticism : the western tradition by G. R Evans( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest centuries of the church, asceticism and the contemplative life have been profoundly important aspects of western Christianity. And in assessing the glories of western civilization, perhaps the best place to start is within medieval monastic institutions, not outside of them. For while monasteries withdrew from the main currents of their societies, until the rise of universities in the 12th century they provided fertile soil and sanctuary to the liberal arts and sciences as well as those who wanted to spend their lives focused upon God. They became the driving cultural forces of Europe, nurturing education, music, manuscript illumination, art and history, agriculture, animal husbandry -- all in addition to spiritual guidance. In this first general history of monasticism since 1900, G.R. Evans explores the cloistered communities and individuals who have aspired to the ascetic ideal in their religious life, assessing the impact they have made on the wider church and its practices. She discusses some of the best known names in Christian history -- including Cuthbert, Columba, Hilda of Whitby, Peter Abelard and Thomas Merton--and traces the monastic impulse from its beginnings in the Egyptian desert through the Rule of St Benedict, Cluny's foundation in 910, the austerity of the Cistercians, the legacy of women's houses, the critique of Luther and Calvin, Trappists and Catholic reform, up to the present-day ecumencial Taizé community. Offering a lively and informed overview of western monasticism, the book will be essential reading for students of history and religion as well as the lay reader
Bernard of Clairvaux : selected works by Bernard( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine on evil by G. R Evans( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the bounds : an inaugural lecture given in the University of Cambridge, 16 February 2004 by G. R Evans( )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this lecture, Gillian Evans addresses the interdisciplinary nature of the study of medieval texts and its inherent problems, drawing important lessons for teaching and research within the modern university." "Through discussion of the practices, philosophy and constitution of the medieval community of authorship, Evans throws into relief the assumptions which surround our current practice of dividing the subject-matter of study into discrete educational 'portions' by discipline and subject. While acknowledging that the task of pursuing the truth through academic study has perhaps been made more manageable by classification, Evans argues that ancient and medieval scholars would not have flourished in a world of single-subject disciplines. Instead, she calls for disciplinary bounds to be broken and for the modern university to lead in the preservation of learning for its own sake and fostering of a culture of open-ended enquiry."--BOOK JACKET
Belief : a short history for today by G. R Evans( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'What am I to believe?' is perhaps the fundamental question of human existence. It is unlikely that most people reach the end of their lives without wondering what it has all been for and what happens next. But the question of belief is more than just academic, since what people believe is now a more critical issue than ever. As G.R. Evans shows, an ignorance of the history of beliefs can leave individuals susceptible to the influence of extreme ideas, and unsure how to put them into context and judge their validity. In all religions, not just Islam and Christianity, that is precisely how sects and cults get a grip"--Jacket
The language and logic of the Bible : the earlier Middle Ages by G. R Evans( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 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
The thought of Gregory the Great by G. R Evans( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 729 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
Christian faith in the Byzantine and medieval worlds by Mary Cunningham( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm and talking about God by G. R Evans( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wyclif : myth & reality by G. R Evans( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 645 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 medieval theologians by G. R Evans( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 638 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
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Philosophy and theology in the Middle Ages
Bernard of ClairvauxThe major worksFifty key Medieval thinkersMediaeval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard : current researchAtlas of the Christian churchA brief history of heresyThe University of Oxford : a new historyAnselm
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