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Shortt, Rupert

Works: 9 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 1,629 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX5199.W655, 272.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rupert Shortt
Rowan's rule : the biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury by Rupert Shortt( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 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 Archbishop's thought, offers answers to these and other questions in this authoritative biography. He explores how the events of the Archbishop's remarkable life have shaped his beliefs and practices today. Of particular interest is the riveting account of Williams's experience near the World Trade Center towers on the morning of September 11, 2001. Written with Williams's cooperation, Rowan's Rule not only elucidates his ideas but gives a compelling portrait of a private and in some ways surprisingly vulnerable man
Benedict XVI : commander of the faith by Rupert Shortt( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christianophobia : a faith under attack by Rupert Shortt( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CHRISTIANITY. 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
God's advocates : Christian thinkers in conversation by Rupert Shortt( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rowan Williams : an introduction by Rupert Shortt( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 206 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."--BOOK JACKET
Christianophobia by Rupert Shortt( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many faith-based groups face discrimination or persecution to some degree, but Christians are targeted more than any other body of believers. According to one study, 200 million Christians, or ten per cent of the global total, are socially disadvantaged, harassed or actively oppressed. In the large area between Morocco and Pakistan, there is scarcely a country in which church life operates without restrictions, and there is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its biblical heartlands. This persecution has received only limited coverage in Western news media, owing to what the author of this study calls 'the questionable hierarchy of victimhood'. This is regrettable and should be questioned, even by those who hold no religious faith, since religious freedom is the canary in the mine for human rights generally. Rupert Shortt looks at examples of Christianophobia from Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria, India, Burma and China
Benedict XVIth : commander of the faith by Rupert Shortt( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biography of the archbishop by Rupert Shortt( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 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
Rowan's rule : a biography of the Archbishop by Rupert Shortt( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This newly updated edition of Rupert Shortt's celebrated biography of Rowan Williams provides a sympathetic but clear-eyed assessment of the remarkable, gifted and much-maligned former leader of the Anglican Church. Always a controversial figure, Rowan Williams's decisions upset both conservatives and progressives alike. Written with Rowan Williams's cooperation, Rupert Shortt gives a compelling portrait of a private and in some ways surprisingly vulnerable man
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