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Burtchaell, James Tunstead

Overview
Works: 38 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 5,614 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catechisms  Textbooks  Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ767.3, 363.46
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Tunstead Burtchaell
The giving and taking of life : essays ethical by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dying of the light : the disengagement of colleges and universities from their Christian churches by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Tunstead Burtchaell, who has extensive experience in American higher education as both a teacher and an administrator, provides case studies of seventeen prominent colleges and universities with diverse ecclesial origins - Congregational, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Catholic, and Evangelical. Using published and archival sources as well as firsthand interaction with each institution he covers, Burtchaell narrates how each school's religious identity eventually became first uncomfortable and then expendable, and he analyzes the processes that eroded the bonds between school and church
Catholic theories of Biblical inspiration since 1810: a review and critique by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

19 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From synagogue to church : public services and offices in the earliest Christian communities by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important work engages with a long historical debate: were the earliest Christians under the direction of ordained ministers, or under the influence of inspired laypeople? Who was in charge: bishops, elders and deacons, or apostles, prophets and teachers? Rather than trace Church offices backwards, Burtchaell examines the contemporary Jewish communities and finds evidence that Christians simply continued the offices of the synagogue. Thus, he asserts that from the very first they were presided over by officers. The author then advances the provocative view that in the first century it was not the officers who spoke with the most authority. They presided, but did not lead, and deferred to more charismatic laypeople. Burtchaell sees the evidence in favor of the Catholic/Orthodox/Anglican view that bishops have always presided in the Christian Church. At the same time he argues alongside the Prostestants that in its formative era the Church deferred most to the judgment of those who were inspired, yet never ordained
Rachel weeping and other essays on abortion by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortion parley : papers delivered at the National Conference on Abortion held at the University of Notre Dame in October 1979 by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Just war no longer exists : the teaching and trial of Don Lorenzo Milani by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel weeping : the case against abortion by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philemon's problem : a theology of grace by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philemon was a wealthy Christian whose slave Onesimus went off in search of freedom, met and listened to Paul, and joined the church. But instead of being given a new life of his own, Onesimus was sent back by Paul to an aggrieved master with no protection but his mentor's brief Letter to Philemon. Paul never asked Philemon to free his slave. Instead, he admonished him to take Onesimus back - only now as his brother in Christ. This left both master and bondsman with a problem: how could one man own another and both be brothers in Christ?" "In this unique work James Tunstead Burtchaell uses the ancient story of Philemon and Onesimus as a compelling entry into modern theological reflection on the unbelievable reach of the grace and forgiveness of the Father whose Son died without disciples, rose to reconcile and transform them, and then scattered them around the world as men and women who were now also able to love those who loved them not - and transform them too. According to Burtchaell, in order for the faith of Philemon and Onesimus to cope with Paul's imperative, they required an inspired imagination to take in the notion that the Father loves sinners (i.e., all of us), and he neither would nor could do otherwise. For Philemon and Onesimus to undertake such a relentless love themselves would require frighteningly new convictions, new commitments, and new celebrations."--BOOK JACKET
Philemon's problem; the daily dilemma of the Christian by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For better, for worse : sober thoughts on passionate promises by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage among Christians : a curious tradition by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with grace by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of the law : reflections on the abortion debate by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much should a child cost? by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread and salt : a cassette catechism by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Recording )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father James Burtchaell, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame discusses what he feels is the traditional beliefs of the Catholic faith
Why we need to confess. by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the modern misunderstanding of who God is, what sin is, and what a sacrament is, showing the true purpose of the sacrament of reconciliation and the service it offers
The Catholic update sourcebook : a copy of every update in print through July 1989 with topical index and suggestions for use( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Word in Favor of Trusting Trustees by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most appropriate form of governance for higher education in the U.S. is by boards of trustees. The strong hand of governing boards has been felt and has caused some alarm. Faculty and students in search of academic power, who had previously thought that it was to be had at the price of endless ennui in campus committees, are claiming seats on the governing boards. The need for vigorous governing bodies resides within both public and private institutions alike. The board of trustees must also be independent of the academics as it is of the politicians. Governance must be exercised both within and without. Externally, the college or university accounts for itself to a group of lay trustees who hold it responsible for society's needs. It is also responsible to a group of peer institutions who grant it accreditation. Internal governance involves administration and faculty and generally in major matters requires ratification but not reconsideration by the trustees. Boards of trustees must be saved from becoming either instrumentalities of the State or appellate gatherings of the academy. (Author/PG)
Abortion debate by James Tunstead Burtchaell( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proposition debated was: "Recent developments and reflection provide authentic reasons to reconsider the virtually total christian disapproval of abortion."
 
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The dying of the light : the disengagement of colleges and universities from their Christian churches
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From synagogue to church : public services and offices in the earliest Christian communitiesPhilemon's problem : a theology of grace
Alternative Names
Burtchaell James T.

Burtchaell, James T. 1934-2015

Burtchaell, James T. (James Tunstead)

Burtchaell, James T. (James Tunstead), 1934-2015

Languages
English (108)