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McGrath, Alister E. 1953-

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Works: 760 works in 2,806 publications in 6 languages and 73,574 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Controversial literature  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Speaker, Publishing director, 070
Classifications: BS186, 230
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Iustitia Dei : a history of the Christian doctrine of justification by Alister E McGrath( )

99 editions published between 1986 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 4,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Christian doctrine of justification is of immense interest to historians and theologians, and continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. The present work appeared in its first edition in 1986, and rapidly became the leading reference work on the subject. Its many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the Ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century. The third edition thoroughly updates the work, adding new material where necessary, and responding to the latest developments in scholarly literature. It will be an essential resource for all concerned with the development of Christian doctrine, the history of the Reformation debates on the identity of Christianity, and modern discussions between Protestants and Roman Catholics over the nature of salvation."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Reformation thought : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )

91 editions published between 1988 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 2,662 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
Christian theology : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )

97 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christian Theology: An Introduction is internationally acknowledged to be among the leading textbooks in Christian theology. This new edition retains all of the highly acclaimed features of the first two editions, and incorporates important new material. Using accessible language, the text assumes no prior knowledge of Christian theology, and introduces the key ideas, debates, personalities, and schools of thought clearly and accurately." "The third edition has been developed in response to feedback from users. Material relating to Roman Catholic and Orthodox theology has been added, as well as additional illustrative material. Some chapters have also been restructured to allow for easier study. Part II has been expanded and rearranged to allow the inclusion of additional material relating to philosophical theology. Bibliographies have been expanded and updated for every chapter." "Avoiding any form of denominational or theological bias, this essential textbook provides full coverage of the first 2,000 years of Christian theological debate, including substantial coverage of historical theology, philosophical theology, and systematic theology. An extensive glossary of theological terms is included, as well as an updated guide to theological resources on the Internet."--Jacket
Science & religion : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2020 in English and held by 2,285 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
The Dawkins delusion : atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divine by Alister E McGrath( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 2,190 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
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 )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,157 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
The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought by Alister E McGrath( )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 2,127 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
C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet by Alister E McGrath( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty years after his death, C.S. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. His legacy remains varied and vast. He was a towering intellectual figure, a popular fiction author who inspired a global movie franchise around the world of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker. In C.S. Lewis-A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific author and respected professor at King's College of London, paints a definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis. After thoroughly examining recently published Lewis correspondence, Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the exact timing of Lewis's shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times. You won't want to miss this fascinating portrait of a creative genius who inspired generations
The Christian theology reader by Maigefu( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,752 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
The intellectual origins of the European Reformation by Alister E McGrath( Book )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,468 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
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 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores Calvin's life and influence, his theology, and his political thought and traces his impact on the development of modern western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences
The passionate intellect : Christian faith and the discipleship of the mind by Alister E McGrath( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,321 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
The Blackwell companion to Protestantism by Allan Anderson( )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion brings together new contributions from internationally renowned scholars in order to examine the past, present and future of Protestantism. Co-edited by leading Protestant theologians Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks, with contributions from internationally renowned scholars. Opens with an investigation into the formation of Protestant identity across Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. Includes coverage of leading Protestant thinkers, such as Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth. Considers the interaction of Protestantism with different areas of modern life, including the arts, politics, the law and science. Debates the future of Protestantism in both Western and non-Western settings
A brief history of heaven by Alister E McGrath( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the history of heaven, from its origins in biblical writings right up to the modern day. Bringing together literature, theology, politics, and the arts, this fascinating book traces the remarkable influence that the idea of heaven has had--and continues to have--on western culture
A scientific theology by Alister E McGrath( )

55 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The twilight of atheism : the rise and fall of disbelief in the modern world by Alister E McGrath( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,265 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."--Jacket
Christianity's dangerous idea : the Protestant revolution-- a history from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first by Alister E McGrath( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,248 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
Dawkins' God : genes, memes, and the meaning of life by Alister E McGrath( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,228 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
T.F. Torrance : an intellectual biography by Alister E McGrath( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.F. Torrance is widely regarded as the most significant British academic theologian of the twentieth century. He is especially noted for his ground-breaking contribution to the study of the relationship of Christian theology and the natural sciences. He is unquestionably one of the most prolific of theological writers and is the most senior member of the nearest thing to a 'theological dynasty' that Great Britain has ever produced. Here, Alister McGrath, himself one of this country's leading theologians, traces the development of Torrance's theological thought and provides a comprehensive ac
The open secret : a new vision for natural theology by Alister E McGrath( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural theology, in the view of many, is in crisis. In this long-awaited book, Alister McGrath sets out a new vision for natural theology, re-establishing its legitimacy and utility.:.; A timely and innovative resource on natural theology: the exploration of knowledge of God as it is observed through nature.; Written by internationally regarded theologian and author of numerous bestselling books, Alister McGrath.; Develops an intellectually rigorous vision of natural theology as a point of convergence between the Christian faith, the arts and literature, and the natural sciences, opening up i
 
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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
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Reformation thought : an introductionChristian theology : an introductionScience & religion : an introductionThe Dawkins delusion : atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divineIn the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a cultureThe Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thoughtThe Christian theology readerThe intellectual origins of the European Reformation
Alternative Names
A. E.マクグラス.

Alister Edgar McGrath

Alister McGrath Brits theoloog

Alister McGrath britský anglikánský teolog, biofyzik

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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McGrathas Alisteris

Άλιστερ ΜακΓκράθ

Макграт, Алистер

آلیستر مک گرات

ليستر ماكجراث

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맥그라스, 알리스터 1953-

맥그라스, 알리스터 E. 1953-

맥그라스, 앨리스터 1953-

맥그래스, 알리스터 1953-

맥그래스, 알리스터 E. 1953-

맥그래스, 앨리스터 1953-

맥그래스, 앨리스터 E. 1953-

앨리스터 맥그래스

アリスター・マクグラス

マクグラス, A. E.

マクグラス, アリスター

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

Languages
English (820)

Chinese (4)

Dutch (3)

German (1)

Latin (1)

Korean (1)