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McDermott, Gerald R. (Gerald Robert)

Overview
Works: 53 works in 178 publications in 2 languages and 8,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Sermons  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Gerald R McDermott
 
Most widely held works by Gerald R McDermott
Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of how American theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) responded to the Deist challenge to Christianity. Using a wide array of published and unpublished materials, McDermott argues that Edwards was preparing before his death a sophisticated theological response to Enlightenment religion that was surprisingly generous toward non-Christian traditions. He shows how Edwards refashioned critical Reformed loci in order to defend God's goodness and justice in dealing with the "heathen" world."--Jacket
One holy and happy society : the public theology of Jonathan Edwards by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) was arguably this country's greatest theologian and its finest philosopher before the nineteenth century. His school of disciples (the "New Divinity") exerted enormous influence on the religious and political cultures of late colonial and early republican America. Hence, any study of religion and politics in early America must take account of this theologian and his legacy. Yet historians still regard Edward's social theory as either nonexistent or underdeveloped. Gerald McDermott demonstrates, to the contrary, that Edwards was very interested in the social and political affairs of his day, and commented upon them at length in his unpublished sermons and private notebooks. McDermott shows that Edwards thought deeply about New England's status under God, America's role in the millennium, the nature and usefulness of patriotism, the duties of a good magistrate, and what it means to be a good citizen. In fact, his sociopolitical theory was at least as fully developed as that of his better-known contemporaries and more progressive in its attitude toward citizens' rights. Using unpublished manuscripts that have previously been largely ignored, McDermott also convincingly challenges generations of scholarly opinion about Edwards. The Edwards who emerges from this nook is both less provincial and more this-worldly than the persona he is commonly given
The theology of Jonathan Edwards by Michael James McClymond( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholars and laypersons alike regard Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) as North America's greatest theologian. The theology of Jonathan Edwards is the most comprehensive survey of his theology yet produced and the first study to make full use of the recently-completed seventy-three-volume online edition of the Works of Jonathan Edwards. The book's forty-five chapters examine all major aspects of Edwards's thought and include in-depth discussions of the extensive secondary literature on Edwards as well as Edwards's own writings"--Publisher description
The great theologians : a brief guide by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains profiles of eleven of the most influential theologians in the history of Christianity, each with a biographical sketch, an introduction to the main themes of his thinking, and discussion of the one theme for which the person is most famous
God's rivals : why has God allowed different religions? : insights from the Bible and the early church by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the teachings from the Old and New Testaments and reflections from a number of key theologians from the early church, the author suggests an answer to why God has allowed other religions
Claiming Christ : a Mormon-Evangelical debate by Robert L Millet( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evangelical and a Mormon discuss their views about Jesus, offering an honest appraisal of the two views and establishing grounds for continued conversation
Can evangelicals learn from world religions? : Jesus, Revelation & religious traditions by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Jonathan Edwards : an introduction to America's theologian by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

23 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first introduction to Jonathan Edwards (1703-58), widely regarded as the greatest American theologian, by scholars for non-scholars. In accessible language some of the world's best Edwards scholars introduce subjects Edwards considered vitally important: revival, Bible, typology, aesthetics, literature and preaching, philosophy and world religions. " -- Publisher's description
The Oxford handbook of evangelical theology( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume surveys the state of the discipline on topics of greatest importance to evangelical theology. The authors critically assess the state of the question, from both classical and evangelical traditions, and propose a future direction for evangelical thinking on the subject. --from publisher description
A Trinitarian theology of religions : an evangelical proposal by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher"--Page 4 of cover
Seeing God : twelve reliable signs of true spirituality by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Korean and English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of religion : a Christian engagement with traditions, teachings, and practices( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive handbook provides a Christian perspective on religion and its many manifestations around the world. Written by top religion scholars from a broad spectrum of Christianity, it introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements. Articles explore the relationship of other religions to Christianity, providing historical perspective on past encounters and highlighting current issues. The book also contains articles by adherents of non-Christian religions, offering readers an insider's perspective on various religions and their encounters with Christianity. Maps, timelines, and sidebars are included
The new Christian Zionism : fresh perspectives on Israel & the land( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can a theological case be made from Scripture that Israel still has a claim to the Promised Land? Christian Zionism is often seen as the offspring of premillennial dispensationalism. But the historical roots of Christian Zionism came long before the rise of the Plymouth Brethren and John Nelson Darby. In fact, the authors of The New Christian Zionism contend that the biblical and theological connections between covenant and land are nearly as close in the New Testament as in the Old. Written with academic rigor by experts in the field, this book proposes that Zionism can be defended historically, theologically, politically and morally. While this does not sanctify every policy and practice of the current Israeli government, the authors include recommendations for how twenty-first-century Christian theology should rethink its understanding of both ancient and contemporary Israel, the Bible and Christian theology more broadly. This provocative volume proposes a place for Christian Zionism in an integrated biblical vision. -- Publisher (back cover)
A medical and spiritual guide to living with cancer : a complete handbook for patients and their families by William A Fintel( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer - it's the diagnosis everyone dreads. If it strikes you or someone you care about, you need both sound medical information and support for coping with the gut-wrenching spiritual and emotional issues. You get both in this unique book, which combines hands-on experience of a medical cancer specialist and that of a theologian/professional counselor. The result is a readable, practical, all-in-one resource, an invaluable source of facts, guidance, comfort and hope
Israel matters : why Christians must think differently about the people and the land by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely respected theologian Gerald McDermott has spent two decades investigating the meaning of Israel and Judaism. What he has learned has required him to rethink many of his previous assumptions. Israel Matters addresses the perennially important issue of the relationship between Christianity and the people and land of Israel, offering a unique and compelling "third way" between typical approaches and correcting common misunderstandings along the way. This book challenges the widespread Christian assumption that since Jesus came to earth, Jews are no longer special to God as a people, and the land of Israel is no longer theologically significant. It traces the author's journey from thinking those things to discovering that the New Testament authors believed the opposite of both. It also shows that contrary to what many Christians believe, the church is not the new Israel, and both the people and the land of Israel are important to God and the future of redemption. McDermott offers an accessible but robust defense of a "New Christian Zionism" for pastors and laypeople interested in Israel and Christian-Jewish relations. His approach will also spark a conversation among theologians and biblical scholars
The other Jonathan Edwards : selected writings on society, love, and justice by Jonathan Edwards( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear God, it's cancer : a medical and spiritual guide for patients and their families by William A Fintel( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining the hands-on experience of a medical doctor with the wisdom and compassion of a theologian, Dear God, It's Cancer examines the medical, emotional, and financial needs of patients, as well as their deeper spiritual concerns
Cancer : a medical and spiritual guide for patients and their families by William A Fintel( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous stutterers : twelve inspiring people who achieved great things while struggling with an impediment by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moses, Aristotle, Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain, King George VI, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, distinguished historian Peter Brown, TV journalist John Stossel, Senator's wife Annie Glenn, ABC correspondent Byron Pitts, novelist John Updike. For all of these accomplished persons, stuttering was an enormous difficulty. None had a sure-fire remedy. Most had to blunder and stumble through. The persistence and courage they displayed tells us that there might be ways we too can survive and achieve--despite our own difficulties."--
Jonathan Edwards and the Deists by Gerald R McDermott( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jonathan Edwards confronts the gods : Christian theology, Enlightenment religion, and non-Christian faiths
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One holy and happy society : the public theology of Jonathan EdwardsThe theology of Jonathan EdwardsThe great theologians : a brief guideGod's rivals : why has God allowed different religions? : insights from the Bible and the early churchClaiming Christ : a Mormon-Evangelical debateCan evangelicals learn from world religions? : Jesus, Revelation & religious traditionsUnderstanding Jonathan Edwards : an introduction to America's theologianThe Oxford handbook of evangelical theology