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McCarthy, John 1956-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 1,929 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Personal narratives‚Ä°vScottish  Church history 
Roles: Narrator, Originator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 914.1504824
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Between extremes by Brian Keenan( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ghost upon your path by John McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 84 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 re-created 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
India( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 84 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
U.S.A( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 71 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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 63 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 61 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"--Container
Island race : an improbable voyage round the coast of Britain by John McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 46 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

Blind flight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 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
Faultlines( 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 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
Brazil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 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
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
Art of faith by John Mccarthy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video consists of three films, 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
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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You can't hide the sun : a journey through Israel and Palestine by John McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The ancient places and stories of the Holy Land are so etched into our cultural and mental landscapes that it is hard to separate ancient tales from modern realities. Of course, this is part of the potency of the place, but also part of the illusion
It ain't necessarily so : investigating the truth of the biblical past by Matthew Sturgis( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 Urban Planning Challenges( Visual )

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

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
The railway man by Eric Lomax( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A pow's searing account of war, brutality and forgiveness
 
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Between extremes
Alternative Names
John McCarthy

John McCarthy British journalist, writer and broadcaster

MacCarthy, John

McCarthy, John

McCarthy, John 1956-

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English (76)

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A ghost upon your pathIsland race : an improbable voyage round the coast of BritainCaptured voices : an anthology of poems and proseIt ain't necessarily so : investigating the truth of the biblical pastThe railway manSome other rainbowIsland race : an improbable voyage round the coast of Britain