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McGuckin, John Anthony

Works: 52 works in 228 publications in 1 language and 5,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Quotations  Hymns  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by John Anthony McGuckin
The Orthodox Church : an introduction to its history, doctrine, and spiritual culture by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of Eastern Orthodoxy - its historical development and theology - and also an engaging assessment of Orthodoxy's political role in today's secularized Western world
The encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity by John Anthony McGuckin( )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. --from publisher description
St. Cyril of Alexandria : the christological controversy : its history, theology, and texts by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

18 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical analysis expounds the arguments of both sides, particularly the Christology of Cyril which was adopted as a standard. Many major texts are presented in new translations, some of which have never before appeared in English. These writings are essential reading in the history of the doctrine. The work will be an indispensable resource for all students of the period: theologians and Byzantinists
The Westminster handbook to patristic theology by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early centuries of the Christian era were marked by a variety of theological ideas in differing stages of development. Numerous theologians emerged with proposals about what the Christian church should believe and how theological ideas related to each other. Some of these theologians gained more prominent status and their ideas became sources on which others built. Patristic theology is thus a formative period, a yeasty time in which theological doctrines took on many stages of complexity. This outstanding handbook by a leading specialist in Patristic Theology provides students and scholars with easy access to key terms, figures, socio-cultural developments, and controversies of this period, extending to the ninth-century. McGuckin's introductory essay outlines the main intellectual issues in the early church. His concluding Bibliographic Guide Essay and General Bibliography also features a Website Resources Guide to assist readers with additional ways to study this period. The entries are written to help those with no previous theological knowledge understand the major dimensions of each topic. The result is an eminently useful, reliable, and unique resource
The Westminster handbook to Origen( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Gregory of Nazianzus : an intellectual biography by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing in God's holy fire : the Byzantine tradition by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orthodox Byzantine tradition is still often undervalued and misunderstood in the Western Churches. This is a vivid introduction to the leading figures, key themes and values of this living and ancient form of Christian spirituality, which has endured and survived a recent history of systematic persecution. At the centre of the Byzantine experience are ideas which Western Christians share, and from which they still have much to learn: beauty, endurance and hopefulness
We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers patristic comment on the first half of the second article of the Nicene Creed, concerning the person of Christ. Readers will gain insight into the history and substance of what the early church believed about Jesus as the God-Man
On the unity of Christ by Cyril( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is essential reading for all those interested in the theology and spirituality of the fathers, their use of Scripture, and their creative expression through the media of philosophy and the natural sciences"--Back cover
The Transfiguration of Christ in Scripture and tradition by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of mystical chapters : meditations on the soul's ascent, from the desert fathers and other early Christian contemplatives( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Christian monks of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine were the spiritual heroes of their age-fleeing the security of civilization for the desert, where they sought God in lives of prayer, contemplation, and radical simplicity. This book is a portable collection of their teachings, and those of their contemplative contemporaries, ranging from the fourth through the eleventh centuries. It is arranged to the traditional model of three ascending "books": Praktikos (practice), Theoretikos (theory), and Gnosis (knowledge). Each book consists of 100 "sentences"-aphorisms or thoughts. Each sentence is intended to be read and meditated upon for an entire day-just as the monks themselves might have done as they went about their work
The church has left the building : faith, parish, and ministry in the twenty-first century by Michael Plekon( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of the phrase "the church has left the building" lies with Elvis. In order to clear halls of his riotous fans after concerts, it was announced that "Elvis has left the building" Here, the expression highlights intense change within the church. Not only does the church change for its own existence, it also does so for the life of the world. The church cannot avoid the many past and future changes of our constantly transforming society, demographic changes long in process. What you have before you is a gathering of first-hand reflections--stories really--from a diverse group of Christians, lay as well as ordained. While each has a distinctive experience of the church in our time, all of them have something to say about the many changes in our society and how these are affecting our faith, the parish, and pastoral work. -- back cover
The path of Christianity : the first thousand years by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Anthony McGuckin, one of the world's leading scholars of ancient Christianity, has synthesized a lifetime of work to produce the most comprehensive and accessible history of the Christian movement during its first thousand years. The Path of Christianity takes readers on a journey from the period immediately after the composition of the Gospels, through the building of the earliest Christian structures in polity and doctrine, to the dawning of the medieval Christian establishment. McGuckin explores Eastern and Western developments simultaneously, covering grand intellectual movements and local affairs in both epic scope and fine detail. The Path of Christianity is divided into two parts of twelve chapters each. Part one treats the first millennium of Christianity in linear sequence, from the second to the eleventh centuries. In addition to covering key theologians and conciliar decisions, McGuckin surveys topics like Christian persecution, early monasticism, the global scope of ancient Christianity, and the formation of Christian liturgy. Part two examines key themes and ideas, including biblical interpretation, war and violence, hymnography, the role of women, attitudes to wealth, and early Christian views about slavery and sexuality. McGuckin gives the reader a sense of the real condition of early Christian life, not simply what the literate few had to say. Written for student and scholar alike, The Path of Christianity is a lively, readable, and masterful account of ancient Christian history, destined to be the standard for years to come
The ascent of Christian law : Patristic and Byzantine formulations of a new civilization by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work asks the question: What did Christianity do to build a civilization? In the present age, law has been used energetically to micro-manage human societies, values, and aspirations. But did l aw work that way in antiquity? This little book is some form of answer. It is a book on law and legal thought as it emerged in its formative ages of the Christian past; it asks what the ancient writers and theorists did w ith law and legal thought. It is part history, part philosophy, and more than anything else an intorduction to issues of law and legal adjudication in t he Patristic and Byzantine eras."--Publisher's description
At the lighting of the lamps : hymns of the ancient church by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity and family law : an introduction by John Witte( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Western tradition has always cherished the family as an essential foundation of a just and orderly society, and thus accorded it special legal and religious protection. Christianity embraced this teaching from the start, and many of the basics of Western family law were shaped by the Christian theologies of nature, sacrament, and covenant. This volume introduces readers to the enduring and evolving Christian norms and teachings on betrothals and weddings; marriage and divorce; women's and children's rights; marital property and inheritance; and human sexuality and intimate relationships. The chapters are authoritatively written but accessible to college and graduate students and scholars, as well as clergy and laity. While alert to the hot button issues of sexual liberty today, the contributing authors let the historical figures speak for themselves about what Christianity has and can contribute to the protection and guidance of our most intimate association"--Back cover
The harp of glory : Enzira Sebhat : an alphabetical hymn of praise for the ever-blessed Virgin Mary from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Harp of Glory is a major hymn sounding the praises of the Theotokos, from the heart of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in its Golden Age. It is a text hardly known in the Orthodox or Western churches, even though it is truly a religious and literary treasure of world significance. It approaches closely to the character and genius of the Byzantine Akathist to the Mother of God (which it seems to know in part) but is so profoundly rooted in a different indigenous experience that it surely deserves the title of "An African Akathist." This beautiful lyrical poem will be of interest to all who follow the rise of biblical exegesis in the ancient church, and forms of the great devotion to the Mother of God that is characteristic of the eastern churches. It is also an exquisitely crafted love song to the Virgin (troubadour style), from a monk scholar-musician wandering the highlands of Ethiopia, long ago."--Publisher's website
The mysteries of the Jesus prayer : a pilgrimage to the heart of an ancient spirituality( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leave this busy, stressful world for a moment to discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer. Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the Apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. For the first time on film, desert hermits, monks, and nuns reveal the simple prayer, and bring viewers into their private cells, caves, and sanctuaries in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and Russia
The SCM Press A-Z of patristic theology by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a set of resources for the study of historic and contemporary theological movements and Christian theologians. These books are intended to assist scholars and students find concise treatments of theological terms. The works are written by scholars with special expertise in these fields and the entries are arranged in alphabetical format
Prayer book of the early Christians by John Anthony McGuckin( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Designed for any 21st-century Christian, this prayer book gathers prayers and rituals from the ancient Church (especially early Greek Christianity), re-presenting them for the use of Christians at home, in small prayer groups, cohorts, and house churches. It offers a structure of prayer offices and blessing rituals for all times of day and year, and articulates many religious needs including bereavement, house blessing, praise, worry, gratitude, and thanksgiving." -- Publisher's description
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The Orthodox Church : an introduction to its history, doctrine, and spiritual culture
The encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox ChristianitySt. Cyril of Alexandria : the christological controversy : its history, theology, and textsThe Westminster handbook to patristic theologyThe Westminster handbook to OrigenSt. Gregory of Nazianzus : an intellectual biographyStanding in God's holy fire : the Byzantine traditionWe believe in one Lord Jesus ChristOn the unity of Christ
Alternative Names
John Anthony McGuckin British academic and writer

Mac Guckin John Anthony

MacGuckin, John A.

MacGuckin, John A. 1952-

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MacGuckin, John Anthony 1952-

Mc Guckin John Anthony

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McGuckin, J. A.

McGuckin, J. A. 1952-

McGuckin, J. A. (John Anthony)

McGuckin, J. A. (John Anthony), 1952-

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McGuckin, John 1952-

McGuckin, John A.

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