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Phipps, William E. 1930-2010

Overview
Works: 43 works in 134 publications in 1 language and 8,469 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BP75, B
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Most widely held works by William E Phipps
Muhammad and Jesus : a comparison of the prophets and their teachings by William E Phipps( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares the historical backgrounds, childhoods, later lives, personal conduct, and social teachings of the two religious figures, as well as the way they are described in the Scriptures
Was Jesus married? : the distortion of sexuality in the Christian tradition by William E Phipps( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexuality of Jesus : theological and literary perspectives by William E Phipps( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's religious odyssey by William E Phipps( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In the twenty-first century, Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution remain at the center of religious controversy. More than any scientific discovery, his work seems to challenge world religions and cause ordinary religious people to confront their own core values. With all we know about his ideas on geology and biology, we know much less about Darwin's own journey of faith. In Darwin's Religious Odyssey, William Phipps uses newly available material to explore the evolution of Darwin's religious outlook. It is a fascinating faith odyssey, because it mirrors the struggles of other scientists trying to harmonize their findings with their own religious worldviews. Darwin's detractors tend to depict him as an anti-religious man determined to undermine biblical faith; even some of Darwin's admirers agree. Yet Darwin's autobiography and his journals tell a much different story. It is clear that Darwin did not sail directly from Christian orthodoxy to atheistic materialism. His journals, for example, disclose an attempt to reconcile his evolutionary views with Anglican doctrines. Phipps paints the important aspect of Darwin's religious life against the background of his times. This book examines not only Darwin's changing theology but compares his religious and moral viewpoints with those of his family and associates. Phipps concludes that Darwin was both a product of his religious culture and the shaper of future scientific culture
Genesis and gender : Biblical myths of sexuality and their cultural impact by William E Phipps( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing grace in John Newton : slave-ship captain, hymnwriter, and abolitionist by William E Phipps( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In "Amazing Grace," the best-loved of all hymns, John Newton's allusions to the drama of his life tell the story of a youth who was a virtual slave in Sierra Leone before ironically becoming a slave trader himself. Liverpool, his home port, was the center of the most colossal, lucrative, and inhumane slave trade the world has ever known. A gradual spiritual awakening transformed Newton into an ardent evangelist and anti-slavery activist." "Influenced by Methodists George Whitefield and John Wesley, Newton became prominent among those favoring a Methodist-style revival in the Church of England. This movement stressed personal conversion, simple worship, emotional enthusiasm, and social justice. While pastoring a poor flock in Olney, he and poet William Cowper produced a hymnal containing such perennial favorites as "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" and "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." Later, while serving a church in London, Newton raised British consciousness on the immorality of the slave trade. The account he gave to Parliament on the atrocities he had witnessed helped William Wilberforce obtain legislation to abolish the slave trade in England." "Newton's life story convinced many who are "found" after being "lost" to sing Gospel hymns as they lobbied for civil rights legislation. His close involvement with both capitalism and evangelicalism, the main economic and religious forces of his era, provide a fascinating case study of the relationship of Christians to their social environment. In an afterword on Newtonian Christianity, Phipps explains Newton's critique of Karl Marx's thesis that religious ideals are always the effect of what produces the most profit. Phipps relies on accounts Newton gives in his ship journal, diary, letters, and sermons for this most readable scholarly narrative."--BOOK JACKET
Assertive biblical women by William E Phipps( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains biographical sketches, with comparisons to contemporary women's roles, of two dozen women. Beginning with Sarah of Ur and ending with Priscilla of Rome, their lives range over an era of nearly two millennia
Influential theologians on wo/man by William E Phipps( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's religion by William E Phipps( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like Twain, who aimed at communicating with the common person, Phipps has written in a style that will attract the educated public while providing fresh insights for Twain scholars. His research has taken him to Hannibal, Elmira, Hartford, and to the Twain archives in Berkeley. Mostly chronological, the book makes extensive use of Twain's works and, often neglected in such studies on Twain, the Bible, his most important literary source."--Jacket
Death : confronting the reality by William E Phipps( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering Biblical sensuousness by William E Phipps( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clerical celibacy : the heritage by William E Phipps( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church raised new questions about the abilities of a celibate priesthood to deal realistically with matters of sexuality. Critics and journalists who have examined these scandals have called for an end to mandatory celibacy for priests." "In this overview, Phipps points out that "mandatory celibacy is relatively new-fangled, having appeared during the last half of the church's existence. The innovation was imposed in the feudal and crusading era, a dark period for the Church."" "In order to provide this survey, Phipps probes ancient religious texts and church history and uses studies that provide factual assessments of the general individual and cultural consequences of celibacy. He avoids anecdotal evidence about celibacy and offers a balanced exploration by allowing celibate advocates and church representatives to speak in their own voices about these matters."--Jacket
The wisdom & wit of Rabbi Jesus by William E Phipps( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a view of Jesus as a master teacher with a keen sense of humor, whose central theme was love
The sexuality of Jesus by William E Phipps( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 William Phipps rocked Christianity with his controversial Was Jesus Married? The Distortion of Sexuality in the Christian Tradition, ushering in a generation of critical study of this sacrosanct subject. The Sexuality of Jesus is the harvest of his research. Carefully analyzing such subjects as celibacy, sexuality, and gender in first-century Palestine, Phipps suggests how Jesus' life and teaching undermined traditional attitudes toward women and the human body
William Sheppard : Congo's African American Livingstone by William E Phipps( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supernaturalism in Christianity : its growth and cure by William E Phipps( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter through questioning Paul : a fresh approach to the apostle's life and letters by William E Phipps( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cremation concerns by William E Phipps( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul against supernaturalism : the growth of the miraculous in Christianity by William E Phipps( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apostles' Creed : the ongoing struggle of the church to define its basic beliefs by William E Phipps( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of Catholics and Protestants accept without question the Apostles? Creed, presuming that it contains the core Christian beliefs. Beginning with their catechumen training, they recite it weekly. It is among the most widely shared expressions by Christian worshipers throughout the world, although few unapologetic examinations of its contents have been published. Yet two-thirds of the creed?s clauses are in part, or altogether, at odds with the central message of the New Testament. This study will: first, describe the way in which the Creed, which originated centuries after the apostolic
 
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Muhammad and Jesus : a comparison of the prophets and their teachings
Alternative Names
Phipps, Bill

Phipps, Bill 1930-

Phipps, Bill 1930-2010

Phipps, William A.

Phipps, William A. 1930-

Phipps, William Eugene.

핍스, 윌리엄 E. 1930-

フィップス, ウィリアム・E

Languages
English (98)

Covers
Darwin's religious odysseyGenesis and gender : Biblical myths of sexuality and their cultural impactAmazing grace in John Newton : slave-ship captain, hymnwriter, and abolitionistAssertive biblical womenMark Twain's religionDeath : confronting the realityClerical celibacy : the heritageThe wisdom & wit of Rabbi Jesus