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Ryan, John K. (John Kenneth) 1897-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 5,509 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Prayers and devotions  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, ed
Classifications: BR65.A6, 242
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Most widely held works by John K Ryan
Introduction to the devout life by Francis( Book )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis de Sales{u2019}s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ. Francis{u2019}s compassionate Introduction leads the reader through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship
Twentieth-century thinkers; studies in the work of seventeen modern philosophers by John K Ryan( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of Saint Augustine by Augustine( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reader who has never met Augus-tine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions," reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. "Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul." Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from a.d. 396 until his death in a.d. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. "Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind," wrote Edward Gibbon. "He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin." And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: "There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiri- tual, and cultural force." From the Hardcover edition
Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy( )

in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Duns Scotus, 1265-1965 by John Duns Scotus( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American essays for the Newman centennial by John K Ryan( Book )

5 editions published between 1947 and 1986 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern war and basic ethics by John K Ryan( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heirs and ancestors by John K Ryan( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reputation of St. Thomas Aquinas among English Protestant thinkers of the seventeenth century by John K Ryan( Book )

10 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancients and moderns( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love of God, a treatise by Francis( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis de Sales's literary masterpiece was originally published in 1616 while he was Bishop of Geneva. This modern edition preserves de Sales's gentle prose, his enthusiasm for God, compassion, and good humor. The Treatise is divided into twelve books. They explain the nature of the human soul and provide the history of divine love; explore sacred complacency and benevolence; discuss the importance of practicing love through prayer, and the importance of submitting to God's will
Basic principles and problems of philosophy by John K Ryan( Book )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1954 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical studies in honor of the Very Reverend Ignatius Smith, O.P by John K Ryan( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the preacher and preaching by Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy by John K Ryan( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1969 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Saint Jerome by Matteo( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Vitruvius by John K Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ryan, J. K.

Ryan, J. K. 1897-

Ryan, J. K. (John Kenneth), 1897-

Ryan, John K.

Ryan, John K. 1897-

Ryan, John K. 1897- sac

Ryan, John K. (John Kenneth), 1897-

Ryan, John Kenneth.

Ryan, John Kenneth 1897-

Languages
English (137)

Covers
The confessions of Saint Augustine