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O'Donnell, James Joseph 1950-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 290 publications in 6 languages and 7,822 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Other, Commentator for written text, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: BR65.A6, 270.2092
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Most widely held works by James Joseph O'Donnell
The ruin of the Roman Empire by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the sixth-century events and circumstances that led to the fall of the Roman Empire
Augustine : a new biography by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustine, sinner and saint, the theologian who served as bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E., is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the western world. During his post-Confessions years he became prominent as a churchman, politician, and writer, and O'Donnell looks back at the events in the Confessions from this period in Augustine's life. Much of Augustine's writing consists of sermons and letters about the events of his time: prosperous men converting to Christianity to get ahead, priests covering up sexual and financial peccadilloes, generals playing coldly calculated games of Roman geopolitics--these are the figures who stand out in Augustine's world and who populate O'Donnell's portrait, set against a background of the battle over the future of Christianity.--From publisher description
Avatars of the word : from papyrus to cyberspace by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essäer om kommunikation och litteratur under antiken och idag
Augustine by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Augustine
Cassiodorus by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confessions by Augustine ( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. In his introduction R. S. Pine-Coffin discusses Saint Augustine?s intentions in writing his Confessions and issues of translation. This edition also includes a list of dates of events recorded in the Confessions" --from the publisher
Scholarly journals at the crossroads : a subversive proposal for electronic publishing ( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An Internet discussion about scientific and scholarly journals and their future."
Every vote counts : a teen-age guide to the electoral process by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the electoral process in school, on the local level, and for the Presidency of the United States
Augustine Late have I loved thee by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to the life and works of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo. Scenes from Rome and Milan acquaint the viewer with Augustine's world. Includes readings from his Confessions and City of God (in English), with a select few in Latin with English translation
Augustine, sinner & saint : a new biography by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born Aurelius Augustinus in Tagaste, now Souk Ahras, Algeria, in 354 AD, this trail-blazing churchman was not baptized a Christian until the age of 33, following a religious crisis that ended his meteoric rise from provincial obscurity to the fringes of an imperial court. Nine years later, he was ordained a bishop at Hippo, a wealthy port city in Roman-ruled North Africa. Not long after, between the years 397 and 401, he wrote the Confessions - a profound, intimate work of meditation on his own identity, his pasts, and his future." "Who was Augustine before, after, and beyond the Confessions? What strengths of character and twists of fate, or perhaps 'predestination' (a notion he vigorously defended), propelled the son of a minor landowner, with no money to speak of and few connections, to become a powerful leader and eloquent shaper of affairs in his own time? Beyond dogma, what is Augustine's legacy for global history?" "In this biography James J. O'Donnell, preeminent Augustinian scholar, offers insights into a figure - saint to many - who turns out to be more complex, more important, and perhaps more interesting than even readers of the Confessions suspect."--Jacket
Fire! its many faces and moods by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A survey of the many aspects of fire including its uses, magical associations, destructive potential, prevention, and how we depend on it every day
Earthly matters, a study of our planet by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introduction to the planet Earth discusses such topics as its formation, orbit, surface, and neighbors in space
Gold, the noble metal by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the properties of gold, its uses and history, and how to invest in and prospect for gold
Consolatio philosophiae by Boethius ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in Latin and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ruin of the Roman Empire a new history by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the fall of the Roman empire evaluates the sixth-century events and circumstances that were key factors, challenging popular beliefs about "barbarian" activities while seeking to place responsibility on the hapless ways in which Rome's last emperors endeavored to restore and preserve their civilization
Augustine of Hippo ( )
in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Augustine and his work, commentaries, research materials and the Internet seminar. Provides links to sites relating to St. Augustine; includes some primary texts in English translation
Les avatars du mot : du papyrus au cyberespace by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un essai au ton très libre dans lequel l'auteur, professeur d'études classiques aux États-Unis, aborde l'évolution de l'écriture comme moyen de communication érudite, depuis son invention jusqu'à l'avènement du cyberespace en passant par l'apparition du codex et de l'imprimerie. Les derniers chapitres s'intéressent plus spécifiquement aux révolutions dans le domaine de l'apprentissage et de l'enseignement supérieur que ces changements ont entraînées. Le propos de l'auteur est moins de retracer l'histoire de ces événements que d'en souligner la portée et la signification. Un livre à l'écriture fragmentaire, qui mêle avec brio érudition, anecdotes et souvenirs personnels. Un bémol: la traduction est d'une qualité assez inégale. [SDM]
Augustine "Confessions" by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustine "Confessions" by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Avatares de la palabra : del papiro al ciberespacio by James Joseph O'Donnell ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
O'Donnell, J. J.
O'Donnell, James
O'Donnell, James 1950-
O'Donnell, James J.
O'Donnell, James J. 1950-
O'Donnell, James J. (James Joseph), 1950-
O'Donnell, James Joseph
Languages
English (128)
Latin (21)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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