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O'Malley, John W.

Works: 241 works in 869 publications in 9 languages and 22,494 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Maps  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, 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
The first Jesuits by John W O'Malley( Book )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened at Vatican II by John W O'Malley( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 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"--Back cover
A history of the popes : from Peter to the present by John W O'Malley( Book )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 976 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 )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 882 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)."
The Jesuits : cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773 by John W O'Malley( Book )

63 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 791 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."--Provided by publisher
Trent : what happened at the council by John W O'Malley( Book )

27 editions published in 2013 in 4 languages and held by 780 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 )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 688 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 )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the Jesuit order from the time of Ignatius of Loyola to the present Pope Francis
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 )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 396 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

Vatican II : did anything happen? by John W O'Malley( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised mainly of a collection of articles, this title looks at one of the most controversial and revolutionary chapters in the history of the Catholic Church
Spiritualia by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesuits and the arts, 1540-1773( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesuit mapmaking in China : d'Anville's "Nouvelle atlas de la Chine" (1737) by Roberto M Ribeiro( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains facsimile of the 42 maps from: Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet: contenant les cartes ... de ces pays, ainsi que la carte du royaume de Corée, la plupart levées sur les lieux etc / par Mr. d' Anville ... ; précedé d'une description de la Boucharie par un Officier Suédois qui a fait quelque séjour dans ce pays. -- La Haye : Henri Scheurleer, 1737
Early modern Catholicism : essays in honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J. by Nelson H Minnich( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Catholic history for today's church : how our past illuminates our present by John W O'Malley( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disputatiuncula de taedio, pavore, tristicia Iesu ; Concio de immensa Dei misericordia ; Modus orandi Deum ; Explanatio symboli apostolorum sive catechismus ; De praeparatione ad mortem by Desiderius Erasmus( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five pieces in this volume are among the twenty selected for inclusion in volumes 66-70 of the Collected Works of Erasmus, the series of spiritualia and pastoralia. Like many of the other works in this series, they represent an Erasmus that, despite the recent growth of interest in him, has remained largely unfamiliar - the Erasmus of the works 'pertaining to pietas.' As Professor O'Malley's introduction makes clear, Erasmian pietas assumes an intrinsic relationship among spirituality, theology, and ministry, and the five works in volume 70 characteristically develop the implications of that relationship. Professor O'Malley provides background and context for each of the selections, and shows how over the course of the years Erasmus gives pietas a theological base and centre by grounding it ever more firmly in the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection. Volume 70 includes A Short Debate Concerning the Distress, Alarm and Sorrow of Jesus; A Sermon on the Immense Mercy of God; On Praying to God; An Explanation of the Apostles' Creed; and Preparing for Death
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 81 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
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Alternative Names
Malley, John W.

Malley, John W. o' 1927-

O'Malley, J.W.

O'Malley, John 1927-

O'Malley, John William.

오말리, 존

오말리, 존 W

What happened at Vatican IIA history of the popes : from Peter to the presentFour cultures of the WestThe Jesuits : cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773Trent and all that : renaming Catholicism in the early modern eraVatican II : did anything happen?SpiritualiaThe Jesuits and the arts, 1540-1773