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Royal, Robert 1949-

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Works: 65 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 9,870 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Papal encyclicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Robert Royal
 
Most widely held works by Robert Royal
Saint Thomas Aquinas by Jean-Pierre Torrell( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1 The Person and His Work; v. 2 Spiritual Master
The Hospitable canon : essays on literary play, scholarly choice, and popular pressures by Virgil Nemoianu( )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers in this book respond to the public debate over literary canons, in the United States, and elsewhere, by placing the political-ideological aspects of the conflict inside perspectives derived from comparative literature. Canons are seen by most of the contributors as based on democratic and communal intentions or choices inevitable filtered through and colored by historical experiences and social biases. An examination of the canonical process over many centuries reveals both the impressive durability of its elements and the amazing flexibility of its outlines. The careful individual a
The Pope's army : 500 years of the Papal Swiss Guard by Robert Royal( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the recent elections of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope's Army." Now Robert Royal takes us through the colorful 500-year history of the military guard that has witnessed every major Vatican event for half a millennium. Topics include the guard's origins, the Medici Popes, the sack of Rome, the Napoleonic War, the unification of Italy, the Pope's imprisonment; World Wars I and II; and the Nazi occupation of Rome
The Catholic martyrs of the twentieth century : a comprehensive world history by Robert Royal( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Catholic martyrs at Auschwitz and Dachau to Oscar Romero in El Salvador; from Ita Ford and her murdered companions to the recent killings of Christians in India, Pakistan, and Sudan, it is estimated that more than one million Christian have died for their faith in the twentieth century. Because the Catholic Church is the largest single denomination in the world a substantial portion of those martyrs has been Catholic. In his encyclical anticipating the Third Millennium, Pope John Paul II has reminded the world that the century’s religious victims-Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and others-are a special witness for our time that “must not be forgotten.” The twentieth century made great strides in science and technology, and spread the notion of basic human rights to all parts of the globe. But alongside these solid achievements, it was also a period of unprecedented religious persecution that surpassed even the early years of the Church. Most accounts of the modern age document how ideological movements and brutal dictatorships killed millions around the world for political, social, racial, and ethnic reasons. Almost no attention has been paid, however, to the specifically anti-religious nature of many of these same modern regimes. Robert Royal presents the first comprehensive history of the twentieth-century martyrs. Religious persecution and martyrdom touched virtually every continent during this century. In addition to the massive slaughters of believers under Nazism and Communism, this volume traces specific situations in Africa, Mexico, Central America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, which produced a large harvest of heroic witnesses to the faith. It offers detailed accounts of how martyrdoms occurred, and studies the political system and other factors that contributed to various confrontations over religion. A rich collection of individual biographies, ranging from bishops and clergy to the bloody fates of ordinary lay people, is woven into the text
Crisis and opportunity : U.S. policy in Central America and the Caribbean : thirty essays by statesmen, scholars, religious leaders, and journalists( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continuing crisis : U.S. policy in Central America and the Caribbean : thirty essays by statesmen, scholars, religious leaders, and journalists by Mark Falcoff( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1492 and all that : political manipulations of history by Robert Royal( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 500th anniversary of Columbus's first voyage has launched a host of attempts to recast the history of the Americas. By reducing the past to a mere pawn in contemporary quarrels and using it to advance "politically correct" goals, many revisionists have profoundly distorted the historical record of Columbus and of the societies that sprung up in the wake of his exploration. For numerous groups the quincentenary is an occasion for rejection of Western culture and for repentance rather than celebration." "Robert Royal examines the available facts about Columbus and the Spaniards, their first New World contacts, Christian missionaries, North American Indian tribes, and early British and French settlements. His wide-ranging accounts of the complicated interaction between European individuals and institutions and their Native American counterparts suggest that little of the cultural mixing in the Americas can be characterized in strict black-and-white terms. Noting that anti-myths have largely replaced former idealizations of the great explorer, he warns that knowledge of other peoples in other ages requires effort and sympathetic understanding. The future depends on a truthful reading of the past unmuddied by facile romanticism of any stripe."--Jacket
A Century of Catholic social thought : essays on Rerum novarum and nine other key documents( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pope Leo XIII's 18891 encyclical "Rerum novarum" launched a century of reflection and argument on the Catholic Church's vision of the just society and international order. The centenary of this encyclical provides an opportunity to review the contributions the Church has made to the ongoing public debate over the pursuit of peace, freedom, security and prosperity. It is a lso a fitting time to assess the Church's ability to guide both its followers and the wider public on a host of contemporary issues. This collection of essays offers the views of ten commentators on the key documents of the Church's modern social doctrine. It also features a foreword by a renowned theologian, Richard John Neuhaus, and an ecumenical afterword by the Very Reverend Leonid Kishkovsky, president of the National Council of Churches
Jacques Maritain and the Jews( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Maritain, one of the most prominent twentieth-century Catholic philosophers and social theorists, played a crucial role in the development of modern Catholic teaching about the people of Israel. Today relations between Christians and Jews have reached an historically unprecedented cordiality and the seventeen essays in this volume reveal the process by which Maritain's thought and work contributed to this development. Jacques Maritain and the Jews is a thorough survey of the influence Maritain exerted on various persons inside and outside the Catholic Church, as well as the influences of the Jewish question on Maritain himself
Reinventing the American people : unity and diversity today( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of our old public expectations - our shared assumptions and experiences, respect for the rule of law and limited government, and, ultimately, a common morality and basic religious outlook - seem shaken or ineffective. Furthermore, in the competition between interest groups and the pursuit of individual rights claims, the American ideal E pluribus unum, "Out of many, one," no longer appears to express our sense of ourselves as a people both diverse and one, pluralistic and united. This volume puts current questions of unity and diversity into a proper historical perspective, explores the causes and consequences of our present predicament, and offers some solutions. It examines a wide array of subjects, from recent court decisions and interpretations of the Constitution to religious questions, educational breakdown, racial and ethnic issues, and immigration. Michael Barone, Harvey Mansfield, Stanley Crouch, Terry Eastland, Robert Wuthnow, George Weigel, Martha Bayles, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Glenn Loury, Peter Skerry, John O'Sullivan, and many others present diverse viewpoints on these important topics
The God that did not fail by Robert Royal( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secular humanists and other progressives have been predicting the demise of religion for the past 250 years. But they keep running into a problemthose who were supposed to be liberated by secular gospel that God Is Dead aren't buying it. Why not? Since the Greeks and Romans, as Robert Royal explains, religion has nurtured the development of the individual and of Western culture itself. Christianity and Judaism collaborated to create a dialogue between faith and reason that determined the history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, and several Enlightenments, including our cur
The Virgin and the dynamo : use and abuse of religion in environmental debates by Robert Royal( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlisting religion in environmental discussions has proved to be a two-edged sword. Some environmentalists point to the Bible as the source of an unholy exploitation of nature. Others employ biblical principles to reform - or even destroy - current science, technology, economics, and social structures that have been beneficial. In this timely volume Robert Royal examines how religious values are sometimes misused in current environmental debates and explores how they may be more faithfully used both to restrain excesses in the environmental movement and to inspire sound ecological practices
Dante Alighieri : Divine comedy, divine spirituality by Robert Royal( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commentary on medieval Catholic poet Dante Alighiere's longpoem "The Divine Comedy," an account of a man's spiritual pilgrimage to God
Building the free society : democracy, capitalism, and Catholic social teaching( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play, literature, religion : essays in cultural intertextuality( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenge and response : critiques of the Catholic Bishops' draft letter on the U.S. economy( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"February 1985"--Cover
A deeper vision : the Catholic intellectual tradition in the twentieth century by Robert Royal( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging and ambitious volume is a comprehensive and balanced appraisal of the Catholic intellectual tradition in the twentieth century. Robert Royal presents a sweeping account of the important contributions to philosophy, theology, Scripture studies, and literature made by prominent modern Catholics whose accomplishments have been recognized both inside and outside the Church. He demonstrates that the Catholic tradition has always united emotion and intellect, action and contemplation into a comprehensive whole."--Publisher description
Who owns history?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of revised history, new history, and the rewriting of history
Spiritual master by Jean-Pierre Torrell( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbus on trial : 1492 v. 1992 by Robert Royal( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Hospitable canon : essays on literary play, scholarly choice, and popular pressures
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The Hospitable canon : essays on literary play, scholarly choice, and popular pressuresThe Pope's army : 500 years of the Papal Swiss GuardThe Catholic martyrs of the twentieth century : a comprehensive world historyThe Continuing crisis : U.S. policy in Central America and the Caribbean : thirty essays by statesmen, scholars, religious leaders, and journalists1492 and all that : political manipulations of historyReinventing the American people : unity and diversity todayThe God that did not failThe Virgin and the dynamo : use and abuse of religion in environmental debates
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Languages
English (144)

French (2)