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Shortt, Rupert

Overview
Works: 11 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 1,740 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
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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 433 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades before his election, Pope Benedict XVI, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was known across the world as an unwavering upholder of Catholic orthodoxy. What kind of man is Benedict XVI? What were the influences that shaped him, and how might the Catholic Church evolve under his leadership? This book aims to answer these questions and also explain why the future Pope disavowed his youthful liberalism from the late 1960s onwards. (Adapted from inside front dustjacket)
Rowan's rule : the biography of the Archbishop by Rupert Shortt( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 many 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 2008, he had been accused of heresy on account of his pro-gay views, and begged to resign by conservative members of his own flock. He had disappointed many of his own supporters as well. Progressives who expected him to champion the cause of clergy in same-sex relationships were dismayed by what seemed like his ragged retreat on the issue." "Rupert Shortt, already the author of an acclaimed introduction to the Archbishop's thought, now offers answers to these and other questions in this authoritative biography. Written with Rowan Williams's cooperation, it not only elucidates his ideas, but gives a compelling portrait of a private and in some ways surprisingly vulnerable man."--BOOK JACKET
God's advocates : Christian thinkers in conversation by Rupert Shortt( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 227 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'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 165 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 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although parts of the Western world now appear almost totally secularised, Christianity remains the most potent worldview on earth alongside Islam. In this compelling book, Rupert Shortt gracefully argues that Christianity is a much more coherent, progressive body of belief philosophically, scientifically and culturally than often supposed by its critics. Alert to the menace posed by religious fundamentalism, as well as to secularist blind spots, he shows how a self-critical faith is of huge consequence to wider human flourishing, including through promoting peace and environmental sustainability."-- Publisher description
The biography of the archbishop by Rupert Shortt( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 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 13 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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