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Baum, Gregory 1923-2017

Works: 323 works in 874 publications in 6 languages and 26,598 library holdings
Genres: Apologetic writings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Creator, Publishing director, Contributor
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Religion and alienation : a theological reading of sociology by Gregory Baum( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man becoming : God in secular language by Gregory Baum( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author reinterprets a crucial issue facing today's Church, the doctrine of God. Employing psychologically oriented phenomenology, he demonstrates that human life is not ordinary, but rather, a highly dramatic field of conflict between forces of self-destruction and powers of creativity and new life. For him God is not an outsider, a Super-person; God is insider, the deepest reality in himself, the source of his life. The book attempts to explain God in these terms -- terms specifically applicable to the needs of the modern Christian
Nationalism, religion, and ethics by Gregory Baum( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the ethics of nationalism and the modern state. In simple language, Gregory Baum discusses the writings of four men whose nationalism was shaped by their religion and their time: Martin Buber, Mahatma Gandhi, Paul Tillich and Jacques Grand'Maison
The credibility of the church today : a reply to Charles Davis by Gregory Baum( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews and the Gospel, a re-examination of the New Testament by Gregory Baum( Book )

37 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church as institution( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The priority of labor : a commentary on Laborem exercens : encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II by Gregory Baum( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and doctrine; a contemporary view by Gregory Baum( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Infallibility debate( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and human destiny : essays on sociology, religion, and society( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and perspectives; the Catholic quest for Christian unity by Gregory Baum( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the following I take for granted the theological basis of the Catholic ecumenical movement. We believe that the Catholic Church is the one true Church of Jesus Christ, united to him as his earthly body; but we also believe that men outside the Church in good faith who confess Jesus Christ as God and Saviour and are baptized in water and the Holy Ghost are truly Christian, reborn in Christ, alive in the Spirit, and hence, despite their separation, our Christian brethren. I take for granted in these pages that Christian faith and supernatural charity are found in communities beyond the visible boundaries of the Catholic Church, and that Christians guiltlessly separated from us have access to sacramental grace and spiritual life...This book is not written simply to give information. It is also a plea. Its purpose is to create a sense of urgency among Catholics. There is so much we can do for Christian unity, even as lay people. We must find new dimensions of Christian charity; we must discover a new vision of the Church's ecumenical task; and we must pray and suffer for unity knowing that these are the mainsprings of any renewal in the Church." [Foreword]
De ecclesia; the Constitution on the Church of Vatican Council II proclaimed by Pope Paul VI, November 21, 1964 by Vatican Council( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and Italian and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnicity( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth century : a theological overview by Gregory Baum( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A host of internationally renowned scholars offer their theological assessment of our contemporary history. Rather than a straightforward history of twentieth-century theology, the authors instead explore the interrelationship between theology and such historical landmarks as World War I, the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and the Holocaust. They also examine some of the trends and movements of this century - globalization, the women's movement, and ecology - that have shaped the face of theology on the eve of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Compassion and solidarity : the Church for others by Gregory Baum( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the forthright style that has earned him a reputation for controversy, theologian Gregory Baum presents the Faith and Justice movement in the churches -- especially the Roman Catholic Church -- together with the considerable opposition to it. He discusses why many Christians are becoming activists, turning their faith into deeds by working for the liberation of the poor, not only in South America and the Third World but in Canada, as well. Baum argues for a new ecumenism, permitting a more representative opinion within the Church and, in a larger sense, for what he believes are the fundamen
Karl Polanyi on ethics and economics by Gregory Baum( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking new ground in Polanyi scholarship, Gregory Baum explores the relation between ethics, culture, and economics in Karl Polanyi's writings. He identifies and analyses key concepts of Polanyi's thought and shows how they apply to the contemporary debate on ethics and economics
Truth beyond relativism : Karl Mannheim's sociology of knowledge by Gregory Baum( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and relevance : Catholic theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution by Gregory Baum( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Quiet Revolution, the Catholic church lost its stronghold in Quebec. Despite this decline, or perhaps because of it, contemporary Catholic thought in Quebec exhibits a bold creativity. In Truth and Relevance, Gregory Baum introduces, contextualizes, and interprets Catholic theological writing in Quebec since the 1960s, and presents this body of work for an anglophone readership. Baum shows how Catholic theologians, inspired by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), uncovered the social meaning in the Christian message, allowing them to address many problems and concerns of contemporary society. With reliance on the Gospel, they supported Quebec's new self-understanding, embraced its nationalism under certain conditions, fostered social solidarity, criticized the unregulated market system, demanded gender equality, and called for respect of new religious and cultural pluralism. Leaving behind the Catholicism of Quebec's past, these theologians embraced the humanistic values of modern society, recognizing their affinity with the Gospel, while at the same time revealing the destructive potential of modernity, its individualism, utilitarianism, relativism, and its link to empire and capitalism. Weaving together theological and sociological reflections, Truth and Relevance is a fascinating account of modernity, secularism, and the evolution of the Catholic church in Quebec
The oil has not run dry : the story of my theological pathway by Gregory Baum( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Born to a Jewish mother and Protestant father in 1923 Berlin, Gregory Baum has devoted his career to a humanistic approach to Catholicism. In The Oil Has Not Run Dry, Baum shares recollections about his lifelong commitment to theology, his atypical views, and his evolving understanding of the Catholic Church's message. Baum's reflects on his groundbreaking work with the Second Vatican Council (1962 65) and how it helped to open the Church to a new understanding of outsiders--one that advocated cooperation with world religions in support of peace and justice and respected secular philosophies committed to truth and social solidarity. Later embracing Latin American liberation theology, he became a leading thinker of the Catholic Left in Canada, adopting radical positions that initially earned support from Canadian bishops in the 1970s. Diverging from official Catholic doctrines regarding women and sexual ethics, Baum eventually left the priesthood, but continued to teach theology and remained active in the Church. The Oil Has Not Run Dry also discusses the contrast between Catholicism in Quebec and English-speaking North America, and the ways in which Baum sees Quebec's culture as more marked by social solidarity. This significant difference has inspired his decision to present in his own writings the original development of Catholic thought in Quebec to an English-speaking readership. Gregory Baum is professor emeritus in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University and the author of Fernand Dumont: A Sociologist Turns to Theology and Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution. "--
Reclaiming democracy : the social justice and the political economy of Gregory Baum and Kari Polanyi Levitt by Marguerite Mendell( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nationalism, religion, and ethics
Alternative Names
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Baum, Gregory Gerhard

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Baum Gregory Gerhard 1923-2017

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English (203)

French (18)

German (14)

Spanish (9)

Korean (3)

Italian (1)

Nationalism, religion, and ethicsThe twentieth century : a theological overviewCompassion and solidarity : the Church for othersKarl Polanyi on ethics and economicsTruth beyond relativism : Karl Mannheim's sociology of knowledge