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González, Justo L.

Overview
Works: 332 works in 814 publications in 6 languages and 20,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Dictionaries  Commentaries  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Justo L González
A history of Christian thought by Justo L González( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. Beginning with Augustine, Volume 2 covers the flowering of Christian thought that characterized both the Latin West and the Byzantine East during the Middle Ages
The story of Christianity by Justo L González( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume II: The Reformation to the present day is a revised edition of an accessible narrative history assesses crucial theological developments while offering insight into the social, political, and economic forces that influenced the Church's development, in a volume that includes coverage of such subjects as emerging Protestantism and the origins of modern movements
Christianity in Latin America : a history by Ondina E González( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the arrival of the conquistadores in the fifteenth century to the spread of the Pentecostal movement today, Christianity has molded, coerced, refashioned, and enriched Latin America. Likewise, Christianity has been changed, challenged, and renewed as it crossed the Atlantic. These changes now affect its practice and understanding, not only in South and Central America and the Caribbean, but also--through immigration and global communication--around the world. Focusing on this mutually constitutive relationship, Christianity in Latin America presents the important encounters between people, ideas, and events of this large, heterogeneous subject. In doing so, it takes readers on a fascinating journey of explorers, missionaries, farmers, mystics, charlatans, evangelists, dictators, and martyrs. This book offers an accessible and engaging review of the history of Christianity in Latin America with a widely ecumenical focus to foster understanding of the various forces shaping both Christianity and the region."--Page 4 of cover
A concise history of Christian doctrine by Justo L González( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to the core Christian doctrines, the historical context in which they arose, and their ongoing importance to contemporary Christian belief and practice. Justo Gonz̀lez has long been recognized as one of our best teachers and interpreters of the churchs belief and history. In this new volume he lays out the answers to three questions crucial to understanding the Christian tradition: First, what are the core Christian doctrines? What ideas and convictions form the heart of Christian identity?Second, Where did these doctrines come from? What are the historical contexts in which they first rose to prominence? How have they developed across the history of the church?Finally, what do these doctrines mean today? What claims do they continue to place on Christian belief and practice in the twenty-first century?Written with the clarity and insight for which Gonz̀lez is famous, A Short History of Christian Doctrine will serve the needs of students in church history, historical theology, and systematic theology classes in college/university settings, as well as seminaries/theological schools
A brief history of Sunday : from the New Testament to the new creation by Justo L González( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this accessible historical overview of Sunday, noted scholar Justo González tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present. After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, González turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observances. He then recounts the long process, beginning in the Middle Ages and culminating with Puritanism, whereby Christians came to think of and strictly observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Finally, González looks at the current state of things, exploring especially how the explosive growth of the church in the Majority World has affected the observance of Sunday worldwide. Readers of this book will rediscover the joy and excitement of Sunday as early Christians celebrated it and will find fresh, inspiring perspectives on Sunday amid our current culture of indifference and even hostility to Christianity. -- From the publisher
Faith and wealth : a history of early Christian ideas on the origin, significance, and use of money by Justo L González( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines early Christian ideas, beliefs, and teachings about the use of money, property, communal sharing, and the rights and obligations of rich and poor ... highlights the ideas of ... Cyprian, Ambrose, Augustine, John Chrysostom, and the Desert Fathers."
Revelation by Catherine Gunsalus González( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few books of the Bible have had a reversal of fortune like that of Revelation. Written to offer comfort, to aid those trying to understand their faith, and to be read aloud in church, Revelation is viewed by many readers today as shrouded in mystery and rife with elusive symbolism. Yet, as Catherine and Justo Gonzalez point out, we are not as far from the situation about which John writes as we might think. Although we may not face daily challenges of life and death, injustice and idolatry are rampant in our society. And Revelation's dire warnings against those who would rather be comfortable or successful than faithful is of great relevance in our lives today."--Jacket
The story Luke tells : Luke's unique witness to the gospel by Justo L González( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among New Testament writers, who is the best historian? Without a doubt, says Justo Gonzalez, it s Luke. Concerned about the particulars of people and events, Luke also gives readers the big picture, positioning the stories of Jesus not just in the history of Israel but in the history of humankind. Luke uniquely tells us the grand story of salvation -- then and now. Gonzalez skillfully highlights key themes in Luke s storytelling, including his strong emphasis on God s great reversals, his keen interest in shared meals and their intimate connection to worship and communion, and his passionate underscoring of both the saving work of Christ and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. Writing in a conversational style, Gonzalez draws readers into Luke s story with fresh overviews and rich details, showing how Luke invites us to continue his gospel witness today
Christian thought revisited : three types of theology by Justo L González( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Thought Revisited offers an overview of three basic models of theology in Western Christian history. From the works of Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria and Origen, and Ireanaeus of Lyon come the models of moral theology, metaphysical theology, and pastoral theology. This categorization helps readers understand the validity and application of all three models in the study of theology today. --From publisher's description
The changing shape of church history by Justo L González( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New, different readings of church history are finally reflecting Christianity?s deep roots in every culture worldwide. Gonzlez listens to voices from centers other than the North Atlantic to help us see a different perspective of church history?-a global story that includes those previously marginalized?-as he offers us a hopeful outlook for the future of world Christianity
Mañana : Christian theology from a Hispanic perspective by Justo L González( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at Christian theology through Hispanic eyes. It weaves the doctrinal formulations of the early church on creation, the Trinity, and Christology into contemporary theological reflection on the Hispanic struggle for liberation. This volume offers a major theological statement from a respected theologian and author.  Richly insightful and unique, Manana is one of the few major theological works from a Protestant representative of the Hispanic tradition.  Justo L. Gonzalez offers theological reflections based upon unique insights born of his minority status as a Hispanic America
Church history : an essential guide by Justo L González( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the chief difficulties in studying the history of Christianity is the lack of prior exposure to the subject that students often bring with them. Struggling to keep up with the large numbers of names, dates, and places presented to them, it is easy for students to lose sight of the "big picture," the broad sweep of movement and change that instructors most wish to communicate. Justo Gonzalez has written this book to help students gain just such a quick and basic grasp of the main periods and issues in the history of Christianity. Drawing upon his own extensive experience and that of others, he contends that having been introduced to the essentials of church history in a brief and accessible form, students are then far better able to understand and appreciate what they encounter in more detailed lectures and reading
The Reformation to the present day by Justo L González( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this second volume of The Story of ChristianityThe Story of ChristianityThe Story of Christianity covers such recent occurrences as the World Council of Churches, the Second Vatican Council, the movement toward Christian unity, and much more. It concludes with a thoughtful look at the major issues and debates involving Christians today
The story of Christianity by Justo L González( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised edition of an accessible narrative history assesses crucial theological developments while offering insight into the social, political, and economic forces that influenced the Church's development, in a volume that includes coverage of such subjects as emerging Protestantism and the origins of modern movements
Santa Biblia : the Bible through Hispanic eyes by Justo L González( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gonzalez explores how a Hispanic perspective illuminates the biblical text in ways that will be valuable not only for Latino readers but also for the church at large. Introducing five "paradigms" for Latino biblical interpretation, Gonzalez discusses theory and provides concrete examples of biblical texts that gain new meaning when read from a different perspective"--Publisher description
Liberation preaching : the pulpit and the oppressed by Justo L González( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a careful discussion of the basis and background of liberation theology [the authors] deal with the primary question of biblical interpretation. They thoroughly discuss the obstacles which impede a liberating interpretation of scriptural passages, offer specific suggestions for overcoming these obstacles, and bring new light on how to hear afresh familiar scriptures in order to appropriate their meaning in a liberating ways"--Page 4 of cover
A history of Christian thought : in one volume by Justo L González( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revised and updated version of his popular history, Justo González retains the essential elements of his earlier three volumes as he describes the central figures and debates leading to the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon. Then he moves to Augustine and shows how Christianity evolved and was understood in the Latin West and Byzantine East during the Middle Ages. Finally, he introduces the towering theological leaders of the Reformation and continues to trace the development of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christianities through modernity in the twentieth century to postmodernity in the twenty-first
Essential theological terms by Justo L González( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justo Gonzalez provides students with accessible discussions of over 300 theological terms. Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and how it has been understood in both historic and contemporary theology. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education
The Westminster dictionary of theologians( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABAUD (early 12th century). An abbot who wrote a Treatise on the Breaking of the Body of Christ, during the Eucharistic controversies surrounding the doctrines of Berengar. He holds that, although the bread is the body of Christ, when the bread is broken each one of its part
To all nations from all nations : a history of the Christian missionary movement by Carlos F Cardoza-Orlandi( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing the Good News might be understood as the prime directive of the Church from its earliest times, but the Church soon discovered unforeseen obstacles and its own set of temptations, including its lust for power and domination. Although the gospel might be joyfully offered, it was not always received in the same spirit. And the Church was not always gracious with dissent and criticism. Even so, it continues to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost--attempting to bring them into the family of God. But for mission to be effective today, it must take advantage of indigenous resources and recognize its limitations as well as its gifts. This book broadly introduces prominent missionary practices and major historical figures using three perspectives. First, it takes into account the missionary activity proceeding from the margins rather than only discussing the center of theological and ecclesial activity. Second, it narrates the cross-cultural, cross-confessional, and cross-religious dynamics that characterize Christian missionary activity. And third, it emphasizes that much missionary activity is generated by national rather than international missionaries. The text concludes with a chapter on the postmodern and postcolonial world
 
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A history of Christian thought
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The story of ChristianityChristianity in Latin America : a historyA concise history of Christian doctrineFaith and wealth : a history of early Christian ideas on the origin, significance, and use of moneyRevelationChristian thought revisited : three types of theologyThe changing shape of church historyMañana : Christian theology from a Hispanic perspective
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Gonzáles, Justo L

González-Gunsalus González, .. 1937-

Gonzalez, Justo

González, Justo 1937-

Gonzalez, Justo L.

González, Justo Luis 1937-

González Meda, Justo

González-Meda, Justo 1937-

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Justo González García Cuban-American Methodist historian

Justo L. González

Meda, Justo González

Meda, Justo González 1937-

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