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O'Malley, John W.

Works: 243 works in 885 publications in 10 languages and 25,662 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Maps  Bibliographies  Bibliography  Commentaries  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: BX3706.2, 262.52
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Most widely held works about John W O'Malley
Most widely held works by John W O'Malley
Four cultures of the West by John W O'Malley( )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By showing how these cultures, as modes of activity and discourse in which Western intelligence has manifested itself through the centuries and continues to do so, O'Malley produces an essay that especially through the history of Christianity brilliantly illuminates the larger history of the West."--Jacket
Trent : what happened at the council by John W O'Malley( )

27 editions published in 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the council's eighteen years, war and threat of war among the key players, as well as the Ottoman Turks' onslaught against Christendom, turned the council into a perilous enterprise. Its leaders declined to make a pronouncement on war against infidels, but Trent's most glaring and ironic silence was on the authority of the papacy itself. The popes, who reigned as Italian monarchs while serving as pastors, did everything in their power to keep papal reform out of the council's hands -- and their power was considerable. O'Malley shows how the council pursued its contentious parallel agenda of reforming the Church while simultaneously asserting Catholic doctrine. -- Publisher
What happened at Vatican II by John W O'Malley( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During four years in session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic church. Remarkably enough, this is the first book, solidly based on official documentation, to give a brief, readable account of the council from the moment Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25, 1959, until its conclusion on December 8, 1965; and to locate the issues that emerge in this narrative in their contexts, large and small, historical and theological, thereby providing keys for grasping what the council hoped to accomplish." "What Happened at Vatican II captures the drama of the council, depicting the colorful characters involved and their clashes with one another. The book also offers a new set of interpretive categories for understanding the council's dynamics - categories that move beyond the tired "progressive" and "conservative" labels. As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the calling of the council, this work reveals in a new way the spirit of Vatican II. A reliable, even-handed introduction to the council, the book is a critical resource for understanding the Catholic church today, including the pontificate of Benedict XVI."--Jacket
Early modern Catholicism : essays in honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J. by Nelson H Minnich( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The so-called Counter- or Catholic Reformation has traditionally been viewed as a monolith. John O'Malley, a distinguished scholar of the Renaissance and Reformation, has decisively challenged this interpretation, emphasizing the diversity, vitality, and complexity of Catholicism in the early modern era. The essays in Early Modern Catholicism, written in O'Malley's honour, present new research on subjects ranging from popular religion to colonial architecture, and suggest new interpretations of the accepted picture of various societies, institutions, and individuals which together constituted the Catholic Church in the period from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries." "The book examines a wide variety of themes through many different methodologies and offers perspectives from a number of disciplines, including social history, law, art history, education, musicology, and philosophy. Unique in both scope and subject, it is a significant contribution to the growing field of interdisciplinary studies of Early Modern Catholicism, and will be especially useful in various courses in history and religion."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Jesuits : cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773 by John W O'Malley( )

45 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years scholars in a range of disciplines have begun to re-evaluate the history of the Society of Jesus. Approaching the subject with new questions and methods, they have reconsidered the importance of the Society in many sectors, including those related to the sciences and the arts. They have also looked at the Jesuits as emblematic of certain traits of early modern Europeans, especially as those Europeans interacted with 'the Other' in Asia and the Americas." "Originating in an international conference held at Boston College in 1997, the thirty-five essays here reflect this new historiographical trend."--Provided by publisher
The Jesuits : cultures, sciences, and the arts ; 1540-1773 by John W O'Malley( )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from distinguished scholars from a dozen different countries, The Jesuits, II continues in the illustrious tradition of its predecessor to make an important contribution to religious memory
Disputatiuncula de taedio, pavore, tristicia Iesu ; Concio de immensa Dei misericordia ; Modus orandi Deum ; Explanatio symboli apostolorum sive catechismus ; De praeparatione ad mortem by Desiderius Erasmus( )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five pieces in this volume are among the twenty selected for inclusion in volumes 66-70 of the Collected Works of Erasmus, the series of spiritualia and pastoralia. Like many of the other works in this series, they represent an Erasmus that, despite the recent growth of interest in him, has remained largely unfamiliar - the Erasmus of the works 'pertaining to pietas.' As Professor O'Malley's introduction makes clear, Erasmian pietas assumes an intrinsic relationship among spirituality, theology, and ministry, and the five works in volume 70 characteristically develop the implications of that relationship. Professor O'Malley provides background and context for each of the selections, and shows how over the course of the years Erasmus gives pietas a theological base and centre by grounding it ever more firmly in the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection. Volume 70 includes A Short Debate Concerning the Distress, Alarm and Sorrow of Jesus; A Sermon on the Immense Mercy of God; On Praying to God; An Explanation of the Apostles' Creed; and Preparing for Death
A history of the popes : from Peter to the present by John W O'Malley( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church historian John W. O'Malley examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. --from publisher description
The first Jesuits by John W O'Malley( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John W. O'Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years, one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and today. Following the Society from 1540 through 1565, O'Malley shows how this sense of mission evolved. He looks at everything--the Jesuits' teaching, their preaching, their casuistry, their work with orphans and prostitutes, their attitudes toward Jews and "New Christians," and their relationship to the Reformation. All are taken in by the sweep of O'Malley's story as he details the Society's manifold activities in Europe, Brazil, and India. --! From back cover
Praise and blame in Renaissance Rome : rhetoric, doctrine, and reform in the sacred orators of the papal court, c. 1450-1521 by John W O'Malley( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and German and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trent and all that : renaming Catholicism in the early modern era by John W O'Malley( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John O'Malley works out a guide to the intellectual and historical developments behind the concepts of Catholic reform, the Counter Reformation, and, in his felicitous term, Early Modern Catholicism." "Trent and All That makes a case for subsuming the present confusion of terminology under the concept of Early Modern Catholicism. The term indicates clearly what this book demonstrates: that Early Modern Catholicism was an aspect of early modern history, which it strongly influenced and by which it was in itself in large measure determined."--Jacket
Saints or devils incarnate? : studies in Jesuit history by John W O'Malley( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost from the moment the Jesuits were founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola and his companions they suffered from misunderstanding, some positive, much of it negative. Myth and misinformation abounded. The Society of Jesus, the Jesuits' official name, was a society of saints or of devils incarnate. Not until the mid-twentieth century did historians begin to dispel some of the myths, but only with John O'Malley's The First Jesuits (1993) did a new era open in the study of the Society. Since then the Jesuits have attracted great attention from scholars of all disciplines on an international basis. O'Malley has continued to write about Saint Ignatius and the subsequent history of the Jesuits. This volume contains a number of such studies and presses forward the trajectory he launched two decades ago with his book--
Giles of Viterbo on church and reform. A study in Renaissance thought by John W O'Malley( Book )

21 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesuit Mapmaking in China by Roberto M Ribeiro( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains facsimile of the 42 maps from: Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie Chinoise, et du Thibet: contenant les cartes ... de ces pays, ainsi que la carte du royaume de Corée, la plupart levées sur les lieux etc / par Mr. d' Anville ... ; précedé d'une description de la Boucharie par un Officier Suédois qui a fait quelque séjour dans ce pays. -- La Haye : Henri Scheurleer, 1737
Catholicism in early modern history : a guide to research by John W O'Malley( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Vatican II : trajectories and hermeneutics( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the closing of Vatican II (1962-1965) nearly fifty years ago, several multivolume studies have detailed how the bishops at the council debated successive drafts and finally approved the sixteen documents published as the proceedings of the council. However, opinions vary, sometimes sharply, about the implications of Vatican II. This volume explores the major flashpoints."--Publisher's description
Catholic history for today's church : how our past illuminates our present by John W O'Malley( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We can't understand the issues swirling in today's Catholic church without understanding the past. In Catholic History for Today's Church acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, illuminates some of today's most contentious issues - from celibacy to the role of the pope - through their history. In his characteristically engaging style, O'Malley's essays provide readers with an overview of each theme in history then explore how that past connects with life today. Many of the essays highlight his expertise on the papacy and the papal curia, as well as the significance and legacies of the Council of Trent and Vatican II. By taking a historical approach, O'Malley shows how contemporary issues arose, assesses where they are today, and suggests how they might be changed for the better. Catholic History for Today's Church takes an invaluable long view on topics that too often find us shortsighted."--Publisher's information
The Jesuits : a history from Ignatius to the present by John R O'Malley( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Pope Francis continues to make his mark on the church, there is increased interest in his Jesuit background--what is the Society of Jesus, how is it different from other religious orders, and how has it shaped the world? In The Jesuits, acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through the present. The book tells the story of the Jesuits' great successes as missionaries, educators, scientists, cartographers, polemicists, theologians, poets, patrons of the arts, and confessors to kings. It tells the story of their failures and of the calamity that struck them in 1773 when Pope Clement XIV suppressed them worldwide. It tells how a subsequent pope restored them to life and how they have fared to this day in virtually every country in the world. Along the way it introduces readers to key figures in Jesuit history, such as Matteo Ricci and Pedro Arrupe, and important Jesuit writings, such as the Spiritual Exercises. Concise and compelling, The Jesuits is an accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history. In addition to the narrative, the book provides a timeline, a list of significant figures, photos of important figures and locations, recommendations for additional reading, and more. The paperback features a new Preface that examines the significant global work of the Jesuits today, including the impact of the first Jesuit pope, the work of the Jesuit Refugee Service, and more."--Publisher's description
Vatican I : the council and the making of the ultramontane church by John W O'Malley( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the Catholic Church had rested for centuries were shaken by liberalism. At the Vatican Council of 1869-1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility. O'Malley draws us into the bitter controversies over papal infallibility that at one point seemed destined to rend the church in two. The growing tension in the council played out within the larger drama of the seizure of the Papal States by Italian forces and its seemingly inevitable consequence, the conquest of Rome itself. In the aftermath, the Catholic Church became ultramontane: advocating supreme papal authority in matters of faith and discipline. -- adapted from jacket and online dictionary
Vatican II : did anything happen? by John W O'Malley( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised mainly of a collection of articles, this title looks at one of the most controversial and revolutionary chapters in the history of the Catholic Church
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What happened at Vatican IIEarly modern Catholicism : essays in honour of John W. O'Malley, S.J.The Jesuits : cultures, sciences, and the arts, 1540-1773The Jesuits : cultures, sciences, and the arts ; 1540-1773Disputatiuncula de taedio, pavore, tristicia Iesu ; Concio de immensa Dei misericordia ; Modus orandi Deum ; Explanatio symboli apostolorum sive catechismus ; De praeparatione ad mortemA history of the popes : from Peter to the presentThe first JesuitsTrent and all that : renaming Catholicism in the early modern eraVatican II : did anything happen?
Alternative Names
John O'Malley jésuite américain

John O'Malley kerkhistoricus

John W. O'Malley

John W. O'Malley amerikanischer Historiker

Malley, John W.

Malley, John W. O', 1927-

O'Malley, J.W.

O'Malley, J. W. 1927-

O'Malley, John 1927-

O'Malley, John William.

O'Malley, John William 1927-

Джон О'Мэлли

오말리, 존 1927-

오말리, 존 W. 1927-