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D'Costa, Gavin 1958-

Works: 48 works in 263 publications in 3 languages and 6,905 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Creator
Classifications: BR127, 261.2
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Most widely held works by Gavin D'Costa
Making nothing happen : five poets explore faith and spirituality by Gavin D'Costa( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Nothing Happen is a conversation between five poet-theologians who are broadly within the Christian tradition - Nicola Slee, Ruth Shelton, Mark Pryce, Eleanor Nesbitt and Gavin D'Costa. Together they form The Diviners - a group which has been meeting together for a number of years for poetry, and theological and literary reflection. Each poet offers an illuminating reflection on how they understand the relation between poetry and faith, rooting their reflections in their own writing, and illustrating discussion with a selection of their own poems. The poets open up issues for deeper exploration and reflection, including: the nature of creativity and the distinction between divine and human creation; the creative process as exploration, epiphany and revelation; the forging of identity through writing; ways in which the arts reflect, challenge and dialogue with faith, and faith can inform and challenge the arts; power and voice in poetry and faith; and ways in which race, gender and culture interact with and shape poetic and theological discourse. This book will be of interest to poets and theologians, to all who read poetry and are interested in the connections between literature and faith, to those seeking inspiration for preaching, liturgy and pastoral care, and to those committed to the practice and nurturing of a contemplative attitude to life in which profound attention and respect are offered to words and to the creative Word at work
The Catholic Church and the world religions : a theological and phenomenological account by Gavin D'Costa( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no single standard textbook that outlines the official Roman Catholic theological position in relation to other religions which then explicates this orientation theologically and phenomenologically in relation to the four main religions of the world and the flowering of new religious movements in the west. The present project will cover this serious gap in the literature. After outlining the teaching of Vatican II and the magisterium since then (chapter one), each subsequent chapter will be divided equally between (a) an exposition of the history and features of the religion or movement
Christian uniqueness reconsidered : the myth of a pluralistic theology of religions by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and world religions : disputed questions in the theology of religions by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book makes a decisive contribution to debates about the clash between Islam and the West, arguing that the major threat to religious freedoms comes from secularism, and that Islam and Christianity both have the resources to develop a vibrant and pluralist "public square" informed by intellectual debate. By engaging with the core questions and suggesting a pathway through the various answers that have been proposed in recent years, this is an ideal introduction to the field, and one which will help stimulate ideas and discussions
Theology in the public square : church, academy and nation by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study show how theology lost its pivotal role, along with philosophy, within the history of the western university. Reflecting on his own extensive academic experience, Gavin D'Costa sketches out a fascinating project, whereby theology may once more become "queen of the sciences." However, this requires rethinking the role of education and challenging modernist and postmodern visions of the university. He imagines what a Christian university might deliver: a challenge to the practice of various academic disciplines, giving detailed examples regarding religious studies and physics; as well as fostering the possibility of a genuinely intellectual Christian culture."--Jacket
The meeting of religions and the Trinity by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"D'Costa seeks to demonstrate that, even by its own criteria, pluralism doesn't succeed. He explores the "meeting of the religions" in its leading exponents from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. He discovers the influence of Western modernist thought or else a veiled exclusivism not only in Hick, Knitter, Cohn-Sherbok and Panikkar, but even in Radhakrishnan and the Dalai Lama. D'Costa then goes on to establish an alternative Trinitarian approach to interreligious prayer and tolerance, drawing on recent discussions of other religions as "vehicles of salvation." The final section of the book represents the first major systematic theological study of interfaith prayer."--BOOK JACKET
Theology and religious pluralism : the challenge of other religions by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vatican II : Catholic doctrines on Jews and Muslims by Gavin D'Costa( )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vatican II : Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims" expertly examines the Council's revolutionary teaching on Judaism, which has been subject to conflicting readings, including the claim that the Council reversed doctrinal teachings in this area. Through a rigorous examination of the debates, the drafts, the official commentary, and with consideration of the previous council and papal doctrinal teachings on the Jews, D'Costa lays bare the doctrinal achievements of the Council, and concludes with a similar, detailed examination of Catholic doctrines on Islam. This innovative text makes essential interventions in the debate about Council hermeeutics and doctrinal teachings on the religions
Catholic engagement with world religions : a comprehensive study( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-Five Element International Scholars show how roman catholic theology has grappled with religious pluralism
Catholic doctrines on the Jewish people after Vatican II by Gavin D'Costa( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely study Gavin D'Costa explores Roman Catholic doctrines after the Second Vatican Council regarding the Jewish people (1965 - 2015). It establishes the emergence of the teaching that God's covenant with the Jewish people is irrevocable. What does this mean for Catholics regarding Jewish religious rituals, the land, and mission? 0Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People after Vatican II establishes that the Catholic Church has a new teaching about the Jewish people: the covenant made with God is irrevocable. D'Costa faces head-on three important issues arising from the new teaching. First, previous Catholic teachings seem to claim Jewish rituals are invalid. He argues this is not the case. Earlier teachings allow us positive insights into the modern question. Second, a nuanced case for Catholic minimalist Zionism is advanced, without detriment to the Palestinian cause. This is in keeping with Catholic readings of scripture and the development of the Holy See's attitude to the State of Israel. Third, the painful question of mission is explored. D'Costa shows the new approach safeguards Jewish identity and allows for the possibility of successful witness by Hebrew Catholics who retain their Jewish identity and religious life
Resurrection reconsidered by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, assembled from an international team of writers, revisits the vexed question of what precisely is the nature of the resurrection. It offers a challenging foretaste of the type of debate that may mark a pluralist 21st century
Religion in a liberal state( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As religion has become more visible in public life, with closer relations of co-operation with government as well as a force in some political campaigns, its place in public life has become more contested. Fudged compromises of the past are giving way to a desire for clear lines and moral principles. This book brings the disciplines of law, sociology, politics and theology into conversation with one anther to shed light on the questions thrown up by 'religion in a liberal state'. It discusses practical problems in a British context, such as the accommodation of religious dress, discrimination against sexual minorities and state support for historic religions; considers legal frameworks of equality and human rights; and elucidates leading ideas of neutrality, pluralism, secularism and public reason. Fundamentally, it asks what it means to be liberal in a world in which religious diversity is becoming more present and more problematic
Sexing the Trinity : gender, culture and the divine by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de hand van het werk van Luce Irigaray, Salman Rushdie en de Indiase kunstenaar Jyoti Sahi ontwikkelt de auteur een beschouwing over waarom god boven gender staat en toch steeds weer afgebeeld wordt in mannelijke en vrouwelijke termen
The Second Vatican Council : celebrating its achievements and the future by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second Vatican Council (1963-65) changed the face of modern Catholicism in bringing it into a positive relationship with modern culture. There were significant changes in Catholic thought and practice regarding major topics. This timely and significant book looks at those major issues: revelation, liturgy, the church, ecumenism, world religions, mission, the role of Mary, and the future of the Church. The reader is introduced to the content of Vatican II documents, debates around their interpretation and the manner of their implementation. The essays are written by the leading figures in t
Only one way? : three Christian responses to the uniqueness of Christ in a pluralistic world by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents three different, influential and representative theological approaches towards the world religions. Students are not only introduced to the field, but get three passionate and intelligent 'takes' on what is at stake. By means of a response to each of the primary essays, the authors are put into interaction with each other, and are also engaged with the most contemporary scholarship in the field of theology of religions. This sustained and high level critical interaction between the authors provides a feature that is not to be found in any other current work in theology of religions. The three views represent: conservative Roman Catholic Christianity (D'Costa), Reformed evangelical Christianity (Strange) and liberationist liberal Christianity (Knitter). This book will therefore appeal to a very wide theological market from all sections of the theological spectrum. An exceptional resource for the general reader or student of theology, this volume succinctly introduces the three major Christian positions on religious diversity. Written with theological precision, readable prose and autobiographical detail, the dialogical format puts the reader at the center of an intimate conversation where she can follow closely the moves each theologian makes to defend his position. Simply put, the exchange illuminates the very different stances Christian theologians take in the response to other religions, and helps readers to see the diverse methodological options for a Christian theology of religious pluralism"--Publisher's website
Religion in Europe : contemporary perspectives by Sean Gill( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist-Christian dual belonging : affirmations, objections, explorations by Gavin D'Costa( )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A growing number of people describe themselves as both Buddhist and Christian; but does such a self-description really make sense? Many people involved in inter-faith dialogue argue that this dialogue leads to a mutually transformative process, but what if the transformation reaches the point where the Buddhist or Christian becomes a Buddhist Christian? Does this represent a fulfilment of or the undermining of dialogue? Exploring the growing phenomenon of Buddhist-Christian dual belonging, a wide variety of authors including advocates, sympathisers and opponents from both faiths, focus on three key questions: Can Christian and Buddhist accounts and practices of salvation or liberation be reconciled? Are Christian theism and Buddhist non-theism compatible? And does dual belonging inevitably distort the essence of these faiths, or merely change its cultural expression?
John Hick's theology of religions : a critical evaluation by Gavin D'Costa( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only one way? : three Christian responses to the uniqueness of Christ in a religiously pluralist world by Gavin D'Costa( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and the disciplines : the transformation of the university by Mervyn Davies( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume will show how various intellectual disciplines (most found within the modern university) can learn from theology and philosophy in primarily methodological and substantitive terms. It will explore the possible ways in which current presuppositions and practices of the displine might be challenged. It will also indicate the possibilities of both a "Christian Culture" in relation to that discipline or the way in which that discipline might look within a real or theoretical Christian university
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Christianity and world religions : disputed questions in the theology of religions
Christian uniqueness reconsidered : the myth of a pluralistic theology of religionsChristianity and world religions : disputed questions in the theology of religionsTheology in the public square : church, academy and nationThe meeting of religions and the TrinityCatholic engagement with world religions : a comprehensive studyResurrection reconsideredSexing the Trinity : gender, culture and the divineOnly one way? : three Christian responses to the uniqueness of Christ in a pluralistic worldOnly one way? : three Christian responses to the uniqueness of Christ in a religiously pluralist world
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