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Vann, Gerald 1906-1963

Overview
Works: 86 works in 426 publications in 5 languages and 5,835 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Meditations  Apologetic writings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX2350.2, 248
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Most widely held works by Gerald Vann
The divine pity; a study in the social implications of the beatitudes by Gerald Vann( Book )

38 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare and inspirational book in which the social implications of the beatitudes are considered against the background of the love of God. The timeless truths of Catholic thinking about man's search for the meaning of life, his relation to himself, his family, his society and his God are here considered in the light of contemporary needs and with a view to the application of these truths to man's practical life. Pointing out that twentieth-century man is isolated and lonely because of his exclusive absorption in himself and his material needs, the author discusses the ways in which man can return to the friendship of God and the abundant happiness that conformity to God's will entails. He discusses poverty of spirit and how it can lead to interior riches, meekness as a means to great spiritual strength, mourning and pity as ways to understanding and wisdom. Reviews also the virtues and gifts of the Holy Ghost and explains how the habit of these virtues leads to the deepest happiness man can know on earth
The heart of man by Gerald Vann( Book )

31 editions published between 1944 and 1963 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a uniquely over-all vision of man--his nature, aspirations and problems. Considers man as lover and maker. Considers first the heart of the individual man which longs to become one with the universe about and beyond him, and shows how only through love and reverence can man achieve this unity. Discusses man as the maker of art, of the family, of the world, and of the Church. In doing so, the author has many wise things to say about education, the family, sex, art and labour, all expressed in simple and beautiful language, and treated with insight, understanding, and above all with compassion
Moral dilemmas by Gerald Vann( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on practical Christianity
Saint Thomas Aquinas by Gerald Vann( Book )

19 editions published between 1940 and 1947 in English and French and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following pages were written in the hope of interesting, not primarily the Catholic student of St. Thomas, but the non-Catholic reader who finds himself attracted by the breadth and depth of his wisdom, yet repelled by what he conceives as a too exclusively rational approach to reality, an approach which, as he sees it, diminishes the immensity of truth. I feel that this conception of Thomism is understandable indeed, but tragically false; and I have therefore tried to show both how it may arise and--by setting it against what seems to me a truer and more complete view--why it is false." -- Preface
The water and the fire by Gerald Vann( Book )

25 editions published between 1953 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eagle's word : a presentation of the Gospel according to St. John by Johannes( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morals and man by Gerald Vann( Book )

14 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temptations of Christ by Gerald Vann( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the temptations of our Lord; the lessons to be learnt from them are there whether we take the account of them in the Gospels as historical fact or pure symbol. But to take the story simply as symbol is to rob it of a great deal of its depth; and granted that Satan does exist it would be extremely foolish and dangerous to write him off as mere fantasy
Morals makyth man by Gerald Vann( Book )

16 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To heaven with Diana! A study of Jordan of Saxony and Diana d'Andaló by Jordan( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pain of Christ and the sorrow of God by Gerald Vann( Book )

22 editions published between 1917 and 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradise tree; on living the symbols of the church by Gerald Vann( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of Boethius by Gerald Vann( Book )

11 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high green hill. [Essays and addresses] by Gerald Vann( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On being human : St. Thomas and Mr. Aldous Huxley by Gerald Vann( Book )

8 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awake in heaven by Gerald Vann( Book )

8 editions published between 1948 and 1958 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve and the Gryphon by Gerald Vann( Book )

11 editions published between 1946 and 1963 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My main concern is not with the facts of married life but with the theology that lies behind them. I have been concerned to describe what, as it seems to me, woman ought to be trying to do -- in other words I have attempted to describe the ideal. In so far as man comes into the picture, he comes in less as he ought to be than as he usually is -- not the ideal but the real." [Preface]
The seven swords; with eight reproductions from the paintings of El Greco by Gerald Vann( Book )

3 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of His fullness, a Christian review by Gerald Vann( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1954 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradise tree by Gerald Vann( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in German and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gerald Vann British writer

Oke, Simon

Oke Simon 1906-1963

Vann, Gerald

Vann, Gerald O. P.

Vann, Laurence Samuel Gerald 1906-1963

Languages
English (258)

German (6)

French (6)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

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The pain of Christ and the sorrow of God