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McCarthy, John 1956-

Works: 32 works in 121 publications in 4 languages and 2,264 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Science fiction films  History  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films  Film noir 
Roles: Narrator, Originator, Author, Performer, Conductor, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Between extremes by Brian Keenan( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1986 Brian Keenan and John McCarthy were forced to take a journey without maps. For the next four years they were incarcerated in a Lebanese dungeon. From the blank outlook of a tiny cell, with only each other and a few volumes of an ancient American encyclopaedia to sustain them, they could only wander the wide open spaces of their imagination. To displace the ugly confines of their existence, they envisaged walking in the High Andes and across the wastes of Patagonia. Five years after their return Brian and John chose to travel together again to see how the reality of Chile matched their imagination and to revisit their past experiences. They journeyed by every means available through vast empty deserts, verdant plains and barren tundra. Between Extremes is the story of that journey which once more found them far from home, in an unfamiliar landscape, but which for the first time allowed them to live by their own rules
Art of faith by John McCarthy( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals "outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ... filmed in twenty- seven key locations in eighteen countries"--Original container
A ghost upon your path by John McCarthy( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We all have a need to belong, to have a place and people we feel tied to: our family, our house, our hometown, our nation. Ever since he first visited Ireland with his family twenty years ago, John McCarthy has felt a strong affinity with its people and landscape. Yet in spite of his Irish name, he never thought of himself as remotely Irish."--Publisher's description
India by Ralf Demesmaeker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures the increasingly political nature of Hinduism and its volatile relationship with Islam--India's leading minority religion. It argues that this volatility results from their past history, when large parts of India were dominated by the Muslim rulers, the Mughals. Today, many Hindus demand greater recognition of Hinduism in governmental affairs and oppose what they feel is the favoring of Muslims and other minorities"--Container
Iran by Claire Childéric( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Islamic Republic of Iran, battle lines are drawn between conservative clerics claiming a God-given right to rule and reformers challenging their authority. This provocative program seeks to understand what happens when a modern state is recreated based on fundamentalist Islamic principles, and whether its society should be open and democratic or oppressed and authoritarian. From Iran's chaotic capital Tehran to its holy city of Qom, Iranians share their thoughts on life before the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, the brutal eight-year war with Iraq, and the struggle Islamic reformers face against hard-line Muslims to establish a progressive government in place of a Republic they believe has lost its way"--Container
U.S.A. by Paul Kalshoven( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addresses accusations of the Christian right's distorting influence on America's place in the world. President George W. Bush has actively promoted the idea of faith-based initiatives--government's assistance in combating welfare and social deprivation--prompting charges of First Amendment violations from Democrats and liberals. But President Bush has had to force these initiatives through a highly resistant Congress. So is talk of the heavy power of the Christian right on American government based on liberal paranoia, as many conservatives attest? Archival congressional footage, with considerable attention paid to 9/11, chronicles the long-standing debate."--Container
Israel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This jarring program chiefly uses the ideological battle between ultra-orthodox Jews and Zionists to examine the division between religion and politics in Israel. Leaders of religious parties attack the thinking of Tommy Lapid, minister of justice and leader of Shinui, the main party advocating secularism. In addition, candid firsthand accounts illustrate the identity crises faced by many Israeli Arabs. Also featured are perspectives of neutral Jews from Poland to Morocco, Ethiopia to Russia, who have emigrated to the progressive city of Ashdod to escape the otherwise dominant religious and secular debate"--Container
Russia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is no irony that Victor Zorkaltsev, a Communist, is also the head of the religious committee of the Russian parliament, the Duma. It is also not an accident that the Russian government paid for an extraordinary replica of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior that is maintained by local businessmen. And if more than 80 percent of Russians describe themselves as Orthodox Christians, why do only 5 percent go to church regularly? These are three of many examples in this potent program that concentrates on the resurgence of the Russian Orthodox Church and how its aspirations to spiritual and political power pose a threat to the fundamental freedoms of many Russians"--Distributor's website
Island race : an improbable voyage round the coast of Britain by John McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured voices : an anthology of poems and prose( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faultlines by Ellen Moffat( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this colossal six-part series, former Beirut hostage John McCarthy embarks on a 30,000-mile journey spanning six very different countries to explore the volatile relationship between religion and politics in Israel, Iran, Russia, India, Brazil, and the U.S. Different religious and political forces are at work in each of these countries and the engagement between the two makes for fascinating stories-and headline news"--Container
Art of faith : Judaism, Christianity, Islam( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video consists of three films, each 55 min., in which John McCarthy visits many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The architecture and art of each building is brought alive through the eyes of a guide who knows it intimately. Rabbis, priests and imams, congregation members and art historians explain the history of these sacred places and, in many cases, their importance today as places of lived faith
Blind flight by John Furse( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het waargebeurde verhaal van de Ier Brian Keenan en de Engelsman John McCarthy die tussen 1986 en 1991 samen in gevangenschap doorbrachten in Beiroet, nadat ze gegijzeld waren door een fundamentalistische moslimgroepering
Some other rainbow by John McCarthy( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de jaren die een Engelse journalist doorbracht als gijzelaar van een fundamentalistische moslimgroepering in Beiroet, en het verhaal van zijn vriendin die in Engeland actie voerde voor zijn vrijlating
Faust by Charles Gounod( Recording )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scholar Faust is tempted into contract with the Devil in return for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions
The railway man by Eric Lomax( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pow's searing account of war, brutality and forgiveness
It ain't necessarily so : investigating the truth of the biblical past by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers fresh, sometimes unsettling, perspectives on the Bible and its history. Accompanying a television series of the same name, this book looks at the truth behind Jericho's tumbling walls, the mystery of the Promised Land, who Solomon was, and much more
Brazil : new world in the tropics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This controversial program highlights the political initiatives taken by Brazil's top two religious entities: Catholics and evangelical Protestants. It argues that the Roman Catholic Church has always been fused with the nation's identity, from statues of Christ in Rio de Janiero to mark the first centenary of Brazil's independence to the thousands of Brazilian flags waved during the morning mass at the Cathedral of Aparecida. Yet the Church has seemed aloof to many Brazilians; fewer than one in ten attend Mass regularly. With the growing power of the evangelical movement, a battle against the Catholic establishment begins for political collusion at the time of a crucial presidential election"--Container
Thoughts scribbled on a blank wall : for bass solo, mixed choir, brass quintet & organ (2007) by Adam Gorb( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Between extremes
Alternative Names
John McCarthy

John McCarthy Britischer Journalist, geboren 1956

John McCarthy British journalist, writer and broadcaster

John McCarthy Journaliste britannique, né en 1956

MacCarthy, John

McCarthy, John

McCarthy, John 1956-

English (106)

French (4)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

Art of faithA ghost upon your pathIsland race : an improbable voyage round the coast of BritainCaptured voices : an anthology of poems and proseSome other rainbowThe railway manIt ain't necessarily so : investigating the truth of the biblical past