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McGrath, Alister E. 1953-

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Works: 697 works in 2,590 publications in 6 languages and 69,626 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Popular works  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Textbooks  Controversial literature  Dictionaries 
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Iustitia Dei : a history of the Christian doctrine of justification by Alister E McGrath( )

71 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Latin and held by 3,770 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."--Jacket
Reformation thought : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )

82 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,634 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 )

88 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,449 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
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 held by 2,190 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."
The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought by Alister E McGrath( )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 2,152 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( )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,144 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 )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,004 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."--Jaquette
C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet by Alister E McGrath( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis
The Christian theology reader by Alister E McGrath( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,665 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 )

47 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,429 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
A scientific theology by Alister E McGrath( )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume in the series provides a detailed and thorough examination and defense of theological realism. Engaging critically with writers such as George Lindbeck and John Millbank, McGrath offers a sparkling and sophisticated affirmation of theological realism against its modern and postmodern critics. His refutation of the claim that the rise of philosophical nonfoundationalism entails the abandoning of any form of realism is of particular importance, as is his application of the highly influential form of 'critical realism' developed by Roy Bhaskar. Scientific Theology is a groundbreaking work of systematic theology in three volumes: Nature, Reality and Theory. Now available as a three volume set
A life of John Calvin : a study in the shaping of Western culture by Alister E McGrath( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,315 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
Luther's theology of the cross : Martin Luther's theological breakthrough by Alister E McGrath( Book )

49 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 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
The twilight of atheism : the rise and fall of disbelief in the modern world by Alister E McGrath( Book )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,276 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
The Blackwell companion to Protestantism by Allan Anderson( )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,273 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
Christianity's dangerous idea : the Protestant revolution-- a history from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first by Alister E McGrath( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,255 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
A brief history of heaven by Alister E McGrath( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,190 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
Dawkins' God : genes, memes, and the meaning of life by Alister E McGrath( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,159 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 passionate intellect : Christian faith and the discipleship of the mind by Alister E McGrath( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,092 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 open secret : a new vision for natural theology by Alister E McGrath( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,034 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 important possibilities for dialogue and cross-fertilization* Treats natural theology as a cultural phenomenon, broader than Christianity itself yet always possessing a distinctively Christian embodiment* Explores topics including beauty, goodness, truth, and the theological imagination; how investigating nature gives rise to both theological and scientific theories; the idea of a distinctively Christian approach to nature; and how natural theology can function as a bridge between Christianity and other faiths
 
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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 introductionIn 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 thoughtScience & religion : an introductionThe Dawkins delusion : atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divineThe 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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맥그라스, 알리스터 1953-

맥그라스, 알리스터 E. 1953-

맥그라스, 앨리스터 1953-

맥그래스, 알리스터 1953-

맥그래스, 알리스터 E. 1953-

맥그래스, 앨리스터 1953-

맥그래스, 앨리스터 E. 1953-

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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-

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Chinese (4)

Korean (3)

Dutch (3)

German (1)

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