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O'Donnell, James Joseph 1950-

Works: 86 works in 322 publications in 8 languages and 8,601 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Periodicals  Poetry  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator for written text, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: B659.C2, 189.4
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Most widely held works by James Joseph O'Donnell
Augustine : a new biography by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,117 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
The ruin of the Roman Empire by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the sixth-century events and circumstances that led to the fall of the Roman Empire
Avatars of the word : from papyrus to cyberspace by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essäer om kommunikation och litteratur under antiken och idag
Pagans : the end of traditional religion and the rise of Christianity by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history of the rise of Christianity as experienced by the adherents of the ancient pagan religions, as they faced major disruptions brought about by the rise of what they viewed as an upstart cult
Cassiodorus by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the online resources available for Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator, a statesman, writer, and monk who lived in the 5th century A.D. Includes the full text of
Confessions by Augustine( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in Latin and English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Confessions of Augustine have long both demanded and eluded the sustained and serious attention to detail that a scholarly commentary can provide. This new work in three volumes is a major new reference in Augustine scholarship. A revised Latin text of the Confessions in Volume I forms the basis for a detailed line-by-line commentary (Volumes II and III) designed to elucidate the many layers of meaning in the work. Extensive quotation and abundant citation of Augustine's own writings, of the scriptural texts that were never far from his mind, and of the works of his intellectual forebears (chief among them Cicero, Plotinus, and Ambrose) are meant to provide one essential context for reading the Confessions. Placing the emphasis primarily on exegesis, O'Donnell opens up new lines of interpretation, and gives a wealth of fresh detail to some more familiar themes. The place of the Confessions in Augustine's own life and in the history of Christian literature is also discussed and illuminated
Scholarly journals at the crossroads : a subversive proposal for electronic publishing by Ann Okerson( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Internet discussion about scientific and scholarly journals and their future."
Augustine, sinner & saint : a new biography by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 126 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
Augustine : Late have I loved thee by James Joseph O'Donnell( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 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
The Consolation of philosophy : Boethius, the consolation of philosophy ; Thomas à Kempis, the imitation of Christ ; Sir Thomas Browne, Religio medici by Boethius( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in Latin and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written while Boethius was in prison, in the period leading up to his brutal execution, this is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy, whose instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. The clarity of the author's thought and his breadth of vision made this book hugely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas suffused the thought of Chaucer and Dante
The ruin of the Roman Empire : a new history by James Joseph O'Donnell( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 99 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
Confessions by Augustine( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Latin and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions by Augustine( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions by Augustine( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avatares de la palabra : del papiro al ciberespacio by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les avatars du mot : du papyrus au cyberespace by James Joseph O'Donnell( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and held by 34 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]
Confessions by Augustine( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Latin and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions by Augustine( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Latin and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine of Hippo( )

in English and held by 23 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
The Confessions of Augustine by Augustine( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in Latin and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each book of the text has a link to introductory commentary on that book, and each section of the text has a link to detailed comments on the section. Links within the commentary connect not only to the section of text directly being annotated, but also to other parts of the text and commentary. Footnotes in the commentary appear at the end of each book; the footnote numbers are links from the commentary text to the footnote and from the footnote text back to the commentary. Where possible, links have been provided to the texts of classical works and Biblical passages cited in the commentary. Links at the end of each book of the text and commentary allow navigation to the next book or the previous one of text, commentary, or both together."--Site web
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James J. O’Donnell US-amerikanischer Klassischer Philologe

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O'Donnell, James Joseph 1950-

The ruin of the Roman EmpireAvatars of the word : from papyrus to cyberspaceAugustine, sinner & saint : a new biographyThe ruin of the Roman Empire : a new historyAvatares de la palabra : del papiro al ciberespacio