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O'Malley, John W.

Works: 164 works in 654 publications in 7 languages and 20,457 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: BX3706.2, 262.52
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Most widely held works about John W O'Malley
Most widely held works by John W O'Malley
What happened at Vatican II by John W O'Malley( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During four years in session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic church. Remarkably enough, this is the first book, solidly based on official documentation, to give a brief, readable account of the council from the moment Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25, 1959, until its conclusion on December 8, 1965; and to locate the issues that emerge in this narrative in their contexts, large and small, historical and theological, thereby providing keys for grasping what the council hoped to accomplish." "What Happened at Vatican II captures the drama of the council, depicting the colorful characters involved and their clashes with one another. The book also offers a new set of interpretive categories for understanding the council's dynamics - categories that move beyond the tired "progressive" and "conservative" labels. As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the calling of the council, this work reveals in a new way the spirit of Vatican II. A reliable, even-handed introduction to the council, the book is a critical resource for understanding the Catholic church today, including the pontificate of Benedict XVI."--Jacket
The first Jesuits by John W O'Malley( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesuits: cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773 by John W O'Malley( Book )

69 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years scholars in a range of disciplines have begun to re-evaluate the history of the Society of Jesus. Approaching the subject with new questions and methods, they have reconsidered the importance of the Society in many sectors, including those related to the sciences and the arts. They have also looked at the Jesuits as emblematic of certain traits of early modern Europeans, especially as those Europeans interacted with 'the Other' in Asia and the Americas." "Originating in an international conference held at Boston College in 1997, the thirty-five essays here reflect this new historiographical trend."--Jacket
A history of the popes : from Peter to the present by John W O'Malley( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church historian John W. O'Malley examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. --from publisher description
Four cultures of the West by John W O'Malley( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cultures considered here originated in the ancient world, took on Christian forms, and manifest themselves today in more secular ways. These are, as John W. O'Malley identifies them: the prophetic culture that proclaims the need for radical change in the structures of society (represented by, for example, Jeremiah, Martin Luther, and Martin Luther King, Jr.); the academic culture that seeks to understand those structures (Aristotle, Aquinas, the modern university); the humanistic culture that addresses fundamental human issues and works for the common good of society (Cicero, Erasmus, and Eleanor Roosevelt); and the culture of art and performance that celebrates the mystery of the human condition (Phidias, Michelangelo, Balanchine)."
Trent : what happened at the council by John W O'Malley( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the council's eighteen years, war and threat of war among the key players, as well as the Ottoman Turks' onslaught against Christendom, turned the council into a perilous enterprise. Its leaders declined to make a pronouncement on war against infidels, but Trent's most glaring and ironic silence was on the authority of the papacy itself. The popes, who reigned as Italian monarchs while serving as pastors, did everything in their power to keep papal reform out of the council's hands -- and their power was considerable. O'Malley shows how the council pursued its contentious parallel agenda of reforming the Church while simultaneously asserting Catholic doctrine. -- Publisher
Trent and all that : renaming Catholicism in the early modern era by John W O'Malley( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John O'Malley works out a guide to the intellectual and historical developments behind the concepts of Catholic reform, the Counter Reformation, and, in his felicitous term, Early Modern Catholicism." "Trent and All That makes a case for subsuming the present confusion of terminology under the concept of Early Modern Catholicism. The term indicates clearly what this book demonstrates: that Early Modern Catholicism was an aspect of early modern history, which it strongly influenced and by which it was in itself in large measure determined."--Jacket
The Jesuits : a history from Ignatius to the present by John W O'Malley( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Pope Francis continues to make his mark on the church, there is increased interest in his Jesuit background--what is the Society of Jesus, how is it different from other religious orders, and how has it shaped the world? In The Jesuits, acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through the present. The book tells the story of the Jesuits' great successes as missionaries, educators, scientists, cartographers, polemicists, theologians, poets, patrons of the arts, and confessors to kings. It tells the story of their failures and of the calamity that struck them in 1773 when Pope Clement XIV suppressed them worldwide. It tells how a subsequent pope restored them to life and how they have fared to this day in virtually every country in the world. Along the way it introduces readers to key figures in Jesuit history, such as Matteo Ricci and Pedro Arrupe, and important Jesuit writings, such as the Spiritual Exercises."--Publisher's description
Praise and blame in Renaissance Rome : rhetoric, doctrine, and reform in the sacred orators of the papal court, c. 1450-1521 by John W O'Malley( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giles of Viterbo on church and reform. A study in Renaissance thought by John W O'Malley( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholicism in early modern history : a guide to research( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity and divinity in Renaissance and Reformation : essays in honor of Charles Trinkaus( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritualia by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern Catholicism : essays in honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J. by Nelson H Minnich( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The so-called Counter- or Catholic Reformation has traditionally been viewed as a monolith. John O'Malley, a distinguished scholar of the Renaissance and Reformation, has decisively challenged this interpretation, emphasizing the diversity, vitality, and complexity of Catholicism in the early modern era. The essays in Early Modern Catholicism, written in O'Malley's honour, present new research on subjects ranging from popular religion to colonial architecture, and suggest new interpretations of the accepted picture of various societies, institutions, and individuals which together constituted the Catholic Church in the period from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries." "The book examines a wide variety of themes through many different methodologies and offers perspectives from a number of disciplines, including social history, law, art history, education, musicology, and philosophy. Unique in both scope and subject, it is a significant contribution to the growing field of interdisciplinary studies of Early Modern Catholicism, and will be especially useful in various courses in history and religion."--Jacket
Religious culture in the sixteenth century : preaching, rhetoric, spirituality, and reform by John W O'Malley( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome and the Renaissance : studies in culture and religion by John W O'Malley( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints or devils incarnate? : studies in Jesuit history by John W O'Malley( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains fifteen studies by John O'Malley that press forward the trajectory he launched with The First Jesuits (1993). The chapters deal, for instance, with the historigraphy of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits' cultural commitments, the character of Ignatius of Loyola and of Jesuit education
Collected works of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What happened at Vatican II
Alternative Names
Malley, John W. o' 1927-

O'Malley, John 1927-

English (240)

Italian (10)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

Latin (1)

The first JesuitsThe Jesuits: cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773A history of the popes : from Peter to the presentFour cultures of the WestTrent and all that : renaming Catholicism in the early modern eraSpiritualiaEarly modern Catholicism : essays in honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J.Collected works of Erasmus