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Walsh, Michael J. 1937-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 396 publications in 5 languages and 13,867 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography  History  Dictionaries  Prayers and devotions  Reference works  Bibliography  Catechisms  Papal documents  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael J Walsh
An illustrated history of the popes : Saint Peter to John Paul II by Michael J Walsh( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beknopt, geïllustreerd overzicht van het optreden der opeenvolgende pausen
Butler's Lives of the saints by Alban Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the life and example of one saint for each day of the year
Roman Catholicism : the basics by Michael J Walsh( )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the basic ideas and terms, to its structures and practices, this book offers a plain-speaking introduction to Roman Catholicism." "With glossary, further reading sections and an appendix on the History of the Papacy, this is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to understand more about Roman Catholicism."--Jacket
The Oxford dictionary of Popes by J. N. D Kelly( )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This papal Who's Who presents biographical accounts, in chronological order, of all the officially recognized popes from St. Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. Providing a continuous history of the papacy, it also includes their irregularly elected rivals, the so-called antipopes, and in an appendix discusses the tradition that there has been a female pope."--Jacket
The Westminster cardinals : the past and the future by Michael J Walsh( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will look at the lives of ten men who have been appointed by Rome to head the Roman Catholic Church in this country. The biographies will be set against the background of four main topics: 1. in 1850 RCs were still a marginalized community, an uneasy amalgam of recusant families Irish immigrants and distinguished converts. The challenge was to create an indigenous Catholicism. 2. The Church in Britain had to contend with a constituency which tended to be poor and illiterate. Part of the Archbishops` drive was to boost education and thus drive Catholics out of poverty 3. Relations with the Church of England and the wish to preserve Catholic identity. 4. Catholics were and are increasingly a significant identifiable section of British society. The Archbishops of Westminster has attempted to express their voice in the national debates- whether successfully or not is an issue discussed in this fascinating book. The present Catholic hierarchy have often taken issue with the diktats coming from Rome on many issues- liturgy, divorced and remarried Catholics, the ordination of married men. If Rome appoints a man who is more inclined to kowtow to Rome this could be bad news for liberal minded progressive people of any religious belief or none. It is generally agreed that Hume outshone Carey as a national spiritual leader. How will the new appointment rate with the Chief Rabbi and Rowan Williams also in contention
Dictionary of Christian biography by Michael J Walsh( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a reference to those men and women of all denominations who have, over the last two millenia, contributed to the life, history and study of Christianity in all its facets, or in whose lives Christianity has been a significant factor. Entries are concise and accessible, although for key figures longer essays have been written. Its coverage ranges from major figures of the immediate post-New Testament era to those recently deceased, and has a global perspective, offering in-depth coverage of Africa, India, and China as well as Orthodoxy - Greek and Russian." "This reference work will prove essential in many contexts: for general readers interested in Church history and the study of the Christian faith, in libraries, and as a study aid for students, researchers and scholars."--Jacket
Warriors of the Lord : the military orders of Christendom by Michael J Walsh( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great religious orders of Christianity--the Benedictines, the Dominicans, the Franciscans, the Jesuits--are well known for their monasteries, their learning, and their missions around the world. But in the Middle Ages and beyond, there was another kind of religious order whose profession it was to bear arms in defense of Christendom. This illustrated work tells the extraordinary story of the military orders of the Church. From their humble beginnings in the early twelfth century as caretakers of the
The triumph of the meek : why early Christianity succeeded by Michael J Walsh( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclave : a sometimes secret and occasionally bloody history of papal elections by Michael J Walsh( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1271, with the papal throne vacant for over two years, local officials locked the cardinals of the Catholic Church in a room, forcing them to select a new pope. From this inauspicious beginning arose the practice of the conclave, the highly secretive combination of rituals and politics designed to select a new leader for the world's Catholic population." "In The Conclave, Catholic historian Michael Walsh takes readers through the history of conclaves past, highlighting the vendettas, feuds, and political intrigues that have colored the selection of a new pontiff. An entertaining history of the secret deliberations, colorful stones, and even bloody events that surround the making and unmaking of popes, The Conclave is a great story, a great history and an important work for anyone interested in the papacy."--Jacket
Opus Dei : an investigation into the secret society struggling for power within the Roman Catholic Church by Michael J Walsh( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opus Dei is a probing, analytical, and balanced examination of this organization, one that is bound to elicit controversy and debate within the Church and society at large."--Jacket
The papacy by Paul Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings vividly to life the achievements and effects, historical and cultural, theological and geographical, of the See of Rome
A dictionary of popes by J. N. D Kelly( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This papal who's who contains updated biographical accounts of all the popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. Arranged chronologically it provides a continuous history of the papacy as well as their irregularly elected rivals. It is fully indexed for quick reference and includes recommended further reading
Vatican City State by Michael J Walsh( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proclaiming justice & peace : documents from John XXIII-John Paul II by Catholic Church( Book )

22 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the ten documents which together constitute the most authoritative and most recent teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. In the twenty years 1963-1983, the moral dilemmas and choices facing our world have multiplied and become both urgent and more complex. The Popes have proclaimed the Christian perspective on these issues, responding to the signs of the times in the light of the Gospel and within the tradition of the social teaching of the Church. These materials treat of questions such as the organisation of the world of work, the relationship between worker and employer, the ownership of property; the rights and duties of individuals in society and of the state towards the individual and towards other states; the fundamental question of justice, particularly in relation to the third world countries in the 'North-South' confrontation; the search for peace
Commentary on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Michael J Walsh( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious bibliographies in serial literature : a guide by Michael J Walsh( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new dictionary of saints : east and west by Michael J Walsh( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a unique publication. While there are many dictionaries of saints, none have attempted to list, in one alphabetical sequence, the many saints revered in the Churches of the East, among the Copts, for example, or in Ethiopia, in Russia or in Greece or in Syria and Armenia, as well as those known in the Western Church." "While entries are kept short, each contains, wherever possible, details of the birth, life and death of the saint (or blessed), the feast day on which the saint is celebrated and the particular tradition to which each belongs wherever he or she is not commemorated in the universal church." "Some 7,000 saints are listed, including a few who are mythical, but whose legendary lives have played an important part in Christian tradition, depicted in art or literature, or are important for popular devotion."--Jacket
Roots of Christianity by Michael J Walsh( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in German and English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butler's lives of patron saints by Alban Butler( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cardinals : thirteen centuries of the men behind the papal throne by Michael J Walsh( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although cardinals have been a highly visible part of the Vatican for thirteen centuries, surprisingly little has been written about these "papal princes" of the Roman Catholic Church. They are the "nearly men" of Catholicism, who might have become pope, but in most cases didn't, and instead wielded their power behind the papal throne. In this informative and entertaining history, Catholic insider Michael Walsh traces the origins and growth of the cardinal office and tells the stories of more than sixty of the most notable men to wear the red cap. Here are kingmakers, scholars, pastors, soldiers, and statesmen -- venial rogues and bona fide saints -- brothers, sons, even husbands and fathers -- and those remembered simply for their faithful care of the souls entrusted to them.--Publisher
 
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Dictionary of Christian biography
Alternative Names
Walsh, Michael.

Walsh Michael 1937-....

Walsh, Michael J.

Walsh, Michael J. (Michael John), 1937-

Walsh, Michael John 1937-

Languages
English (258)

German (9)

French (6)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Roman Catholicism : the basicsThe Oxford dictionary of PopesThe Westminster cardinals : the past and the futureDictionary of Christian biographyWarriors of the Lord : the military orders of ChristendomThe conclave : a sometimes secret and occasionally bloody history of papal electionsOpus Dei : an investigation into the secret society struggling for power within the Roman Catholic ChurchThe papacy