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Shortt, Rupert

Overview
Works: 11 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 1,702 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX5199.W655, 272.9
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Most widely held works by Rupert Shortt
Christianophobia : a faith under attack by Rupert Shortt( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is twofold: One is to counter the huge weight of column inches being spent on the perceived, and actual, persecution of Islam. The second is to turn up the volume on the side of Christians rather than Atheists (a position which has been underpinned so vociferously by Dawkins et al in recent times). In fact there have been - and still are - many terrible stories of murder, oppression and persecution of Christians around the world, in East Timor, Burma, Egypt, China, Iran, and many other countries. The reason we don't hear much about them, says the author, is the fear of giving offence; the fact young Christians don't become radicalised; and persecuted Christians tend not to respond with violence. Yet Christians are persecuted in greater numbers than any other global religious body, and this fact is severely under-recognised. It looks likely interfaith relations will be a major challenge of the 21st century, and harmony between religions is looking pretty remote. Why are faiths now so associated with violent conflict? Why has the communications revolution had a deeper impact on Islam than on Christianity? Why is there a tendency to associate Christianity with the West, and with overt/covert forms of colonialism? Just how insular and prejudiced are we in the West about Christians abroad?"--Www.bookdepository.co.uk
Benedict XVI : commander of the faith by Rupert Shortt( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rowan's rule : the biography of the Archbishop by Rupert Shortt( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major new edition of Rupert Shortt's acclaimed biography of Rowan Williams provides fresh insight into the life and thought of perhaps the most gifted Christian leader of our time. Unburdened by national office, the former Archbishop has spoken more candidly than ever about the multiple conflicts - over gay clergy, women bishops and the place of faith in the public square - that rocked the Anglican Church and wider society during his decade at the helm."--Publisher's description
God's advocates : Christian thinkers in conversation by Rupert Shortt( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion journalist Rupert Shortt's lively interviews introduce readers to eighteen respected Christian thinkers who have contributed to the recent renaissance in theology
Rowan Williams : an introduction by Rupert Shortt( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first occupant of Lambeth Palace in several generations with an international reputation as a theologian, Rowan Williams is nevertheless often considered a difficult writer, more admired than read and understood. Many people remain puzzled by how his social radicalism can coexist with a reputation for orthodoxy in doctrine." "Rowan Williams: An Introduction is the first book to chart the Archbishop's career and evolution as a thinker. A long biographical chapter is followed by three further sections on key aspects of Williams' theology, spirituality and politics. The result is a sympathetic but not uncritical profile of a leader with unmatched talents for enhancing dialogue between Christianity and secular culture."--Jacket
Rowan's rule : the biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury by Rupert Shortt( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating, fair-minded depiction of Archbishop Rowan Williams. Rowan Williams is a complex and controversial figure. Widely revered for his personal qualities, he is also an intellectual giant who towers over almost all his predecessors as Archbishop of Canterbury. Among other achievements, he has trounced the atheist Richard Dawkins, and published over twenty well-regarded books, including several volumes of poetry and a major study of Dostoevsky. Yet he is also one of the most reviled church leaders in modern history. Long before facing calls to step down after his lecture on sharia law in early 2008, he had been accused of heresy on account of his pro-gay views. He has disappointed many of his own supporters as well. So how has high office changed Rowan Williams? Has he been bullied and manipulated? Or is he perhaps playing a long game, obliged to rate church unity above the pursuit of his own vision at a time when the Anglican Communion has never looked more unstable? Rupert Shortt, already the author of an acclaimed introduction to the Archbishops thought, offers answers to these and other questions in this authoritative biography. He explores how the events of the Archbishops remarkable life have shaped his beliefs and practices today. Of particular interest is the riveting account of Williamss experience near the World Trade Center towers on the morning of September 11, 2001. Written with Williamss cooperation, Rowans Rule not only elucidates his ideas but gives a compelling portrait of a private and in some ways surprisingly vulnerable man." -- Publisher's description
God is no thing : coherent Christianity by Rupert Shortt( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of the archbishop by Rupert Shortt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written with his cooperation, this biography of Rowan Williams presents both the public and private man and publishes at a time when church affairs could not be more in the public eye
Benedict XVIth : commander of the faith by Rupert Shortt( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's advocates : Christian thinkers in conversation by Rupert Shortt( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rowan's Rule by Rupert Shortt( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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