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McNeil, Brian

Overview
Works: 32 works in 95 publications in 3 languages and 2,489 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Church history  History  Meditations  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BL96, 270.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian McNeil
Pope Benedict XVI : a personal portrait by Heinz-Joachim Fischer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fischer offers us this first-hand account of the Pope's astonishing life and ministry; from his early days in Germany to his meteoric rise as Prefect for the Congragation for the Doctrine of the Faith, confidant of Pope John Paul III, and the first new pope of the 21st century
Christianity in Latin America by Hans-Jürgen Prien( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity in Latin America provides a complete overview of more than 500 years of the history of Christianity in the 'New World'. This book specifically focuses on conquest, exploitation of slave- and forced labor, mission, the formation of the Catholic Church after the council of Trent, Inquisition, popular religiosity, and postcolonial state formation. Attention is also given to the emergence of Protestant immigrant and mission churches, modern forms of exploitation of indigenous and Afro-American workers, Catholic-Protestant antagonisms from the beginning of ecumenism, liberation theology, the proliferation of Pentecostal churches, and the military dictatorships in the second half of the 20th Century. The inclusion of German research in this book is an important asset to the Anglo-American research area, in which information is disclosed that was previously unavailable in English. This book will present the reader with required handbook material on the history of Christianity on the South American continent, based on a tremendous breadth of literature. During his years as Technical Director in Central America, the author studied Mesoamerican Indian Cultures as well as the social conditions of the impoverished sectors of the population. This book is a compilation of the author's extensive research while a lecturer of church history at the Theological Faculty of São Leopoldo (Brazil), as well as during visits to nearly all countries of Latin America, and as a visiting professor in Portugal, Brazil, Nicaragua, Cuba, Argentine and Peru. Thorough research was also completed while lecturing at the University of Cologne (Germany) on Iberian and Latin American History, as well as during his term as professorial chair of Richard Konetzke and Günter Kahle. This publication is an amalgamation of the knowledge and expertise the author gained during research from his entire career"--Page 4 of cover
Ethics : the fundamental questions of our lives by Wolfgang Huber( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfgang Huber is Germany's most important theological ethicist, and this is a translation of his 2013 book published with CH Beck. Acknowledging our pluralistic world, Huber analyzes twenty ethical issues that emerge during the course of our lives: the future of the family, genetic handicaps and genetic enhancement, combatting global hunger and poverty, environmental degradation, religious freedom, the right to health, the expanding influence of the media, the true purpose of business, what we owe our descendants, global conflict and war and peace, the role of science, extending life and accepting death, and so on. In each chapter he provides a concrete example showing the relevance of the fundamental ethical question, then explains how one can think through possible responses and reactions. Huber is firmly within the Protestant tradition and takes philosophical cues from Kant. As such, he emphasizes the connections between personal, professional, and institutional ethics and demonstrates how human relationships lie at the center of our ethical lives. His aim is to articulate a theology of what he calls "responsible freedom" that transcends individualistic self-realization and includes communal obligations
Living the truth : a theory of action by Klaus Demmer( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is moral theology related to pastoral theology? In this first English translation of Living the Truth, Klaus Demmer answers this question by offering a complete theory of action. Its crucial element is truthfulness, which Demmer claims is a basic attitude that must be translated concretely into our individual decisions. Demmer demonstrates that the demand for truthfulness offers a critical corrective to the usual praxis whereby ethical norms are formulated. This has significant consequences for every area of ethical directives, including questions about celibacy and partnerships. Demmer mo
Encounters with Jesus : the man in his place and time by Adriana Destro( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What was there in Jesus' person, behavior, and words that prompted not only much enthusiasm but also much hostility? This compelling portrait of the man Jesus of Nazareth by two pioneers of the anthropological study of early Christianity answers this vital question. They bring the fruit of years of scholarship to bear on a radical figure in Roman Galilee and on his encounters with others and the movement those encounters inspired. They give close attention to the everyday realities that shaped those encounters: the facts of travel, common meals, domestic space, and the interactions of bodies. The result is a refreshing new look at the man who proved so significant-and so controversial-in Western culture"--Publisher description
Christ in the Psalms by Brian McNeil( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The realm of metaphysics in the modern age by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Balthasar explores the main streams of metaphysics which have developed since the "catastrophe" of Nominalism, with its denial of the divine light in creation. Three paths have been taken, each with its own dangers. In a series of studies of representative mystic theologians, philosophers and poets, glory is traced through such figures as Eckhart, Ignatius, de Sales; the attempt to relocate theology in a recovery of antiquity's sense of being and beauty through figures like Holderlin, Goethe, Heidegger; the metaphysics of spirit through Descartes, Spinoza and the Idealists. - Publisher
Judas Iscariot and other poems by Knut Ødegård( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa : poems by Knut Ødegård( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory of the Lord : a theological aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume on the metaphysical traditions of the West, von Balthasar presents a series of studies of representative mystics, theologians, philosophers and poets and explores the three main streams of metaphysics which have developed since the "catastrophe" of Nominalism. The way of self-abandonment to the divine glory is traced through figures like Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, Ignatius, de Sales; the attempt to relocate theology in a recovery of antiquity's sense of being and beauty through figures like Nicholas of Cusa, Holderlin, Goethe, Heidegger; the metaphysics of spirit through Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Idealists. The strengths and weaknesses of these ways are relentlessly exposed. The volume ends with the search for the Christian contribution to metaphysics
Selected poems by Knut Ødegård( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De " L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ " by Brian McNeil( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory of the Lord : a theological aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final volume of his great work, von Balthasar reflects on the New Testament vision of God's revelation of his glory in Christ. This divine "appearing" is grounded in the self-emptying of the eternal logos in the incarnation, cross and descent into hell. Christ is the man who represents God and is also God; he is a symbol of the worls and is also the world. he dies, but in dying rises into the eternal life of God. It is in Christ's incarnation and resurrection that the Christian vision is truly expressed and the joining of God and the world in the new and eternal convenant is realised
The religious context of early Christianity : a guide to Graeco-Roman religions by Hans-Josef Klauck( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity." "Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, the volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context. Besides describing ordinary domestic and civic religion and popular belief (including astrology, divination and 'magic'), there is extended discussion of mystery cults, ruler and emperor cults, the religious dimensions of philosophy, and Gnosticism." "A valuable textbook for advanced students, as well as an authoritative reference work for scholars."--Jacket
Magic and paganism in early Christianity : the world of the Acts of the apostles by Hans-Josef Klauck( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glory of the Lord : a theological aesthetics by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume initiates von Balthasar's study of the biblical vision and understanding of God's glory. Starting with the theophanies of the Patriarchal period, it shows how such glory is most fully expressed in the graciousness of the Covenant relationship between and Israel. But the breaking of that relationship by Israel means that in the later books of the Old Testament, the divine glory is seen in God's willingness to bear with his people in the dark side of their history. There is no final version of God's glory in the Old Testament. In the 500 years before Christ the Covenant relation is more idea than reality. The vision of the transcendent glory of God which is developed in the later writings, is only fragmentary. It will find its strange and unexpected fulfillment in the new Covenant
Razing the bastions : on the church in this age by Hans Urs von Balthasar( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Von Balthasar's "bastions" are barriers erected over the centuries which separated the laity from the clergy and the Church from the world. He pleads for a Church that interprets "the signs of the age," grasps them and answers them, allowing herself to be awakened by the Holy Spirit and by the age "from the bed of historical sleep for the dead of today." The new function of the Church is to be the "yeast of the world"--She must understand herself as the "instrument of the mediation of salvation to the world." Stressing that the hour of the laity is sounding in the Church, von Balthasar makes it clear that the "true program of the Church for today is: the most powerful radiance into the world through the most immediate imitation of Christ."
Philosophers of the Renaissance by Paul Richard Blum( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction: philosophy in the Renaissance / Paul Richard Blum -- Ramon Lull (1232-1316) : the activity of God and the hominization of the world / Charles Lohr -- George Gemistos Plethon (ca. 1360-1454), George of Trebizond (1396-1472), and Cardinal Bessarion (1403-1472) : the controversy between Platonists and Aristotelians in the fifteenth century / Peter Schulz -- Lorenzo Valla (1406/7-1457) : humanism as philosophy / Paul Richard Blum -- Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) : squaring the circle : politics, piety, and rationality / Detlef Thiel -- Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) : philosophy of private and public life and of art / Michaela Boenke -- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) : the synthetic reconciliation of all philosophies / Stephane Toussaint -- Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) : the aesthetic of the one in the soul / Tamara Albertini -- Pietro Pomponazzi (1462-1525) : secular aristotelianism in the Renaissance / Jill Kraye -- Niccoli Macchiavelli (1469-1527) : a good state for bad people / Heinrich C. Kuhn -- Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535) : philosophical magic, empiricism, and skepticism / Wolf-Dieter Müller-Jahncke and Paul Richard Blum -- Juan Luis Vives (1492/93-1540) : a pious eclectic / D.C. Andersson -- Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) : reformer and philosopher / Günter Frank -- Petrus Ramus (1515-1572) : method and reform / Sachiko Kusukawa -- Bernardino Telesio (1509-1588) : new fundamental principles of nature / Cees Leijenhorst -- Jacopo Zabarella (1533-1589) : the structure and method of scientific knowledge / Heikki Mikkeli -- Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) : philosophy as the search for self-identity / Reto Luzius Fetz -- Francesco Patrizi (1529-1597) : new philosophies of history, poetry, and the world / Thomas Leinkauf -- Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) : clarifying the shadows of ideas / Eugenio Canone -- Francisco Suárez (1548-1617) : scholasticism after humanism / Emmanuel J. Bauer -- Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639) : the revolution
In Between Theoretical Perspectives by Espen Dahl( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungThanks to the recent return to religion, the holy has become a relevant issue in public debate, as is suggested by concepts such as re-sacralization and re-enchantment . Holy war and religiously motivated terrorist attacks, the fascination in popular culture for subjects such as the Holy Grail (as in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code), new spiritual longings both within and outside institutional religion - all testify to the new religious climate. This situation calls for a reassessment of both classical and new theories about the holy. Espen Dahl offers a theoretical account of t
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Neil Brian

Mac Neil, Brian 1952-

MacNeil Brian

MacNeil, Brian 1952-

Mc Neil Brian

Mc Neil, Brian 1952-

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Languages
English (62)

French (4)

German (1)

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Living the truth : a theory of actionEncounters with Jesus : the man in his place and timeThe realm of metaphysics in the modern ageJudas Iscariot and other poemsThe glory of the Lord : a theological aestheticsSelected poemsThe glory of the Lord : a theological aestheticsThe religious context of early Christianity : a guide to Graeco-Roman religions