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Trompf, G. W.

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Works: 15 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 3,005 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Bibliography  Biography  Records and correspondence  Church history  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BL2620.M4, 299.92
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Most widely held works by G. W Trompf
A study of the life and works of Athanasius Kircher, "Germanus incredibilis" : with a selection of his unpublished correspondence and an annotated translation of his autobiography by John Edward Fletcher( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, was an extraordinary polymath. His fascinating correspondence with popes, princes and priests was a key to the mind-set of the period, and the transition from medieval to modern scientific thinking
Religions of Melanesia : a bibliographic survey by G. W Trompf( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Payback : the logic of retribution in Melanesian religions by G. W Trompf( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Near to the heart of the human predicament are impulses to avenge - what most of us will recognize to be negative, counterproductive reactions against others who pose a threat. By contrast, nothing re-establishes our faith in humanity more than extraordinary acts of concession, such as peace-making, generosity and sacrifice. This ambitious study is the first monograph on religion and 'the logic of retribution' ever written. Garry Trompf shows how various aspects of 'payback', both negative and positive, provide the best indices to an understanding of Melanesian views of life, and that the explanatory modes of thought connected with these themes are carried through to the world of 'cargo cults' and modernization. Exploring the reasons why people 'pay back' opens up a whole new dimension in the cross-cultural study of human consciousness."--Jacket
Early Christian historiography : narratives of retributive justice by Garry W Trompf( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delving into the interpretive 'tool-kit' of the earliest Christian historians, G.W. Trompf identifies and explores the 'logic of retribution' that pervades their records of the past. In particular, he shows how modes of interpreting the outcomes of events were inherited from the biblical and Greco-Roman historiographical traditions which affirm the presence of a moral order in human affairs. In the Old Testament, for example, the unfolding of narratives was intended to reveal how God blessed those who kept his commandments and requited those who turned against them. The writings of the early Christian historians reflected this logic, applied to the particular historical events they were recording, with God meting out condign recompenses for good or ill
The Gospel is not Western : Black theologies from the Southwest Pacific( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and retributive logic : essays in honour of professor Garry W. Trompf by Carole Cusack( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Garry Winston Trompf (b.1940) with critical discussion of his work in relation to the religions of Oceania, millenarianism, payback
The gnostic world by Garry W Trompf( )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, designed as a collection of critical studies by experts to both widen and deepen study in Gnostic movements and strands of speculation as a discrete "World" of human socio-spiritual life from the distant past until today. An international team of contributors examines these manifestations in a variety of contexts, from the ancient pre-Christian to the contemporary. The volume considers the intersection of Gnosticism with Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Indic practices and beliefs, and also with such new religious movements as Theosophy, Scientology, Western Sufism, and the Nation of Islam. This illustrated handbook will be an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and researchers of Gnostic doctrine and history"--
The world of religions : essays on historical and contemporary issues in honour of Professor Noel Quinton King for his eightieth birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and money : some aspects by G. W Trompf( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanesian religion and Christianity( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zong jiao qi yuan tan suo by G. W Trompf( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of religions : essays on historical and contemporary issues : in honour of professor Noel Quinton King for his eightieth birthday( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in Melanesia( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnostica : texts & interpretations( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gnostica publishes the latest scholarship on esoteric movements, including the Gnostic, Hermetic, Manichaean, Theosophical and related traditions. Contributions also include critical editions of texts, historical case studies, critical analyses, cross-cultural comparisons and state-of-the-art surveys."--Description from publisher Web site (routledge.com, viewed May 9, 2018)
Cargo cults and millenarian movements : transoceanic comparisons of new religious movements by G. W Trompf( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Payback : the logic of retribution in Melanesian religions
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Payback : the logic of retribution in Melanesian religionsEarly Christian historiography : narratives of retributive justiceReligion and retributive logic : essays in honour of professor Garry W. Trompf
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Tʻe-lang-pʻu, Chia-li

Trompf, Garry W.

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