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McGrath, Alister E. 1953-

Overview
Works: 566 works in 2,122 publications in 6 languages and 63,429 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Textbooks  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: BS186, 230
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In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture by Alister E McGrath( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King James Bible is the most familiar and widely read Bible translation in the world, recognized for centuries as both a religious and literary classic. But the origins of this masterpiece are far from what one might expect, and its beginnings lie in murder, deceit, bitter political feuds, and religious conflicts so intense they threatened the unity of England. The struggle to translate the Bible into English was a passionate cause, in the name of which crusaders fought, were imprisoned, and were sometimes even executed - like William Tyndale, whose efforts to translate the New Testament into English led him to a gruesome death. Now, Alister McGrath explores the origins of this monumental work and delves into the forces that brought it into being, illuminating a particularly volatile and culturally rich period in European history."--Jacket
Christian theology : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )

69 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication Christian Theology: An Introduction has established itself as the leading introductory textbook world-wide. Now, Alister McGrath provides a full new edition which maintains the strengths, structure and features of the first edition in its comprehensive but user-friendly style and coverage. At the same time, it has been revised and updated in light of feedback from students and lecturers internationally. In addition to general updating and expansion, changes include the addition of significant new historical sections dealing with Byzantine theology, Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Charismatic and Pentecostal Christianity, and Third World Christianity; the addition of major new theological sections, including sections dealing with the development of the discipline of theology, twentieth-century ecclesiology, ninth- and twentieth-century sacramental debates, and the interaction of Christian theology and the natural sciences; the chapters on Christianity and the World Religions and Last Things have been rewritten and expanded; addition of a major new section detailing theological resources available on the Internet; all bibliographies have been updated, expanded and broken down into smaller sections; all citations are now sourced, and linked to the readings provided in the companion Christian Theology Reader; and the glossary has been expanded. Based on many years' experience of teaching Christian theology, Alister McGrath has provided the finest textbook available in the field. This new edition strengthens its position, and will be welcomed by professors and their students alike
Reformation thought : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )

69 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reformation Thought is an introductory guide for theology and history students seeking to understand the central ideas of the European Reformation. Based on Dr. McGrath's considerable experience of teaching Reformation studies, this text requires no prior knowledge of Christian theology."--Jacket
C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet by Alister E McGrath( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis
A life of John Calvin : a study in the shaping of Western culture by Alister E McGrath( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Calvin's life and influence, his theology, and his political thought; traces his impact on the development of modern western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences
The Dawkins delusion : atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divine by Alister E McGrath( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alister McGrath is ideally placed to evaluate Dawkins' ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins' critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises - including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning."--Jacket
The twilight of atheism : the rise and fall of disbelief in the modern world by Alister E McGrath( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular, and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life." "Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious devotion throughout the world. In The Twilight of Atheism, historian and theologian Alister McGrath examines what went wrong with the atheist dream and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century." "A former atheist who is now one of Christianity's foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional religion and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending historical analysis with portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism, and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable, and necessary response to its failures." "The Twilight of Atheism a rebuttal of the philosophy that has exerted tremendous influence on Western history."--BOOK JACKET
Christianity's dangerous idea : the Protestant revolution-- a history from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first by Alister E McGrath( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new interpretation of the Protestant Reformation provides an alternate perspective on the faith's core idea about individuals having direct access to God without the need for priest and institutional mediation, in an account that traces five centuries of Protestant influence
The intellectual origins of the European Reformation by Alister E McGrath( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixteenth-century Reformation remains a fascinating and exciting area of study. The revised edition of this distinguished volume explores the intellectual origins of the Reformation and examines the importance of ideas in the shaping of history. Provides an updated and expanded version of the original, highly-acclaimed edition. Explores the complex intellectual roots of the Reformation, offering a sustained engagement with the ideas of humanism and scholasticism. Demonstrates how the intellectual origins of the Reformation were heterogeneous, and examines the implications of this for our u
The Christian theology reader by Alister E McGrath( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Reader is designed as a companion to the editor's highly successful Christian Theology: An Introduction. It makes available some 280 seminal texts from the entire Christian tradition from Ignatius of Antioch to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), cross-referenced and indexed for ease of use. All readings prior to 1800 have been specially translated for the purposes of this reader, to ensure consistency of translation and ease of reading in English. Every effort has been made to ensure that the work is as user-friendly as possible, making as few demands as possible of its users. Each chapter includes an introduction outlining the main historical and theological issues, and identifying key issues and thinkers. Each individual reading is prefaced by an introduction, alerting the reader to its importance and context, and followed where necessary by notes on translation and interpretation. The work also includes a full glossary of theological terms and biographical details of theologians cited, as well as suggestions for further reading."--Jacket
Luther's theology of the cross : Martin Luther's theological breakthrough by Alister E McGrath( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther's Theology of the Cross represents a fully revised and updated edition of the classic 1985 text that expands on the author's ongoing research and reflects 25 years of Luther scholarship. Rewritten and expanded edition of a highly-acclaimed classic textIncorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first editionDraws on advances in our understanding of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious background of Luther's early development, and the nature of Luther's doctrine of justification (including the so-called 'Finnish' sc
Iustitia Dei : a history of the Christian doctrine of justification by Alister E McGrath( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I documents the development of the doctrine of justification from its earliest period to the eve of the Reformation. The work opens with an analysis of the semantic background of the concept in the world of the Ancient Near East, and particular attention is paid to the difficulties of translating the concept into Greek and Latin, After this the early development of the doctrine is considered, with particular reference to Augustine of Hippo. In a later chapter, the main features of the doctrine of justification associated with the five principal theological schools of the medieval period are established. The continuity between the later medieval period and the Reformation is discussed in a final chapter. The work includes a glossary of relevant theological terms for those not already familiar with the vocabulary of the period
The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought by Alister E McGrath( Book )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought is an authoritative and readable reference source for all interested in the development of Christian thought from the dawn of the Enlightenment to the present day. The Encyclopedia includes substantial review essays dealing with the development of central themes of Christian thought, including the doctrine of God, the person and work of Christ, and Christian understandings of other religions. The book allows easy access to the distinctive ideas of the major schools of thought that have emerged within Christianity during this period, such as liberation theology, evangelicanism and liberalism. The work also includes substantial material relating to Christian biblical interpretation, ethics, economic thought, political theory, aesthetics, music and philosophy. One of the most distinctive features of the Encyclopedia is its thorough survey of regional developments during the period. The Encyclopedia includes major articles on the development of Christian thought in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Holland, India, Japan, Korea, Scandinavia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, wherever possible compiled by scholars living and working in the regions concerned. The book also includes material on neglected yet significant themes, such as Arab Christianity. Additionally, it covers the impact of the sciences upon Christian thought during this seminal period, with major survey articles dealing individually with biological, physical, psychological and social science
Science & religion : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text looks at the historical, theological, philosophical & scientific aspects of the interaction of science & religion. It includes issues raised by Richard Dawkins concerning evolution, and the anthropic principle in relation to cosmology
Dawkins' God : genes, memes, and the meaning of life by Alister E McGrath( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This work is the first book-length response to Dawkins' ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion."--Jacket
The Blackwell companion to Protestantism by Alister E McGrath( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The intellectual world of C.S. Lewis by Alister E McGrath( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis' death, The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis' theological work and intellectual development. This book: Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes within Lewis' work, offering new connections and insights into his theology ; Throws new light on subjects including Lewis' intellectual development, the uses of images in literature and theology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of the imagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argument from desire', and Lewis' place as an Anglican thinker and a Christian theologian ; Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world's leading Christian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrath and Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologians in one volume."--Publisher's website
The science of God : an introduction to scientific theology by Alister E McGrath( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a clear, concise guide to Alister McGrath's groundbreaking three-volume work A scientific theology. McGrath himself here summarizes his major project and sketches out its implications for many aspects of Christian doctrine. He then explores all of the major themes of his three-volume work, including the legitimacy of a scientific theology, the purpose and place of natural theology, the foundations of theological realism, the failure of classic foundationalism, the nature of revelation, and the place of metaphysics in theology
The open secret : a new vision for natural theology by Alister E McGrath( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural theology, in the view of many, is in crisis. In his book, Alister McGrath sets out a new vision for natural theology, re-establishing its legitimacy and utility. Meeting traditional criticisms head-on, McGrath develops a vision of natural theology as a point of convergence between the Christian faith, the arts and literature, and the natural sciences, opening up important possibilities for dialogue, cross-fertilization, and enrichment. Natural theology, he argues, is about seeing nature in a Christian manner, and hence discerning its truth, beauty, and goodness. --From publisher's description
The passionate intellect : Christian faith and the discipleship of the mind by Alister E McGrath( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McGrath's objective is two-pronged. First, he wants to remind Christians that an intellectually vibrant theology is not inimical to Christian life, worship, and faith. Second, McGrath wants to point out the benefits of a theology that includes an enrichment of faith and a deeper engagement with the culture and concerns of the modern world
 
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In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture
Alternative Names
Alister Edgar McGrath

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Alister McGrath conférencier en théologie, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

Alister McGrath nordirischer Theologe und Professor an der Universität London

Alister McGrath teologo, biologo e educatore britannico

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Макграт, Алистер

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맥그라스, 알리스터 1953-

맥그라스, 알리스터 E. 1953-

맥그래스, 알리스터 1953-

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맥그래스, 앨리스터 1953

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マクグラス, A. E.

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マクグラス, アリスター・E.

マクグラス, アリスタ- E. 1953-

マグラス, アリスター

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English (637)

Chinese (7)

Korean (3)

Dutch (3)

German (1)

Latin (1)

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Christian theology : an introductionReformation thought : an introductionA life of John Calvin : a study in the shaping of Western cultureThe Dawkins delusion : atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divineThe twilight of atheism : the rise and fall of disbelief in the modern worldChristianity's dangerous idea : the Protestant revolution-- a history from the sixteenth century to the twenty-firstThe intellectual origins of the European ReformationThe Christian theology reader