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McGrath, Alister E. 1953-

Works: 459 works in 1,820 publications in 13 languages and 57,244 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Encyclopedias  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Textbooks  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BS186, 230
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In the beginning : the story of the King James Bible and how it changed a nation, a language, and a culture by Alister E McGrath( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,199 libraries worldwide
"The King James Bible is the most familiar and widely read Bible translation in the world, recognized for centuries as both a religious and literary classic. But the origins of this masterpiece are far from what one might expect, and its beginnings lie in murder, deceit, bitter political feuds, and religious conflicts so intense they threatened the unity of England. The struggle to translate the Bible into English was a passionate cause, in the name of which crusaders fought, were imprisoned, and were sometimes even executed - like William Tyndale, whose efforts to translate the New Testament into English led him to a gruesome death. Now, Alister McGrath explores the origins of this monumental work and delves into the forces that brought it into being, illuminating a particularly volatile and culturally rich period in European history."--Jacket
Christian theology : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )
76 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,877 libraries worldwide
"Alister McGrath's Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology.A revised 5th edition of the bestselling textbook, now completely up-to-date with expanded material, and packed throughout with student features and new illustrationsFeatures new sections on Copernicanism and DarwinismIncludes extended discussions of Augustine's doctrine of creation, Trinitarian theologies of religion, and the relation of Christianity to other faithsMay be used as a stand-along volume, or alongside the Christian Theology Reader, 4th edition for a complete overview of the subjectRetains the chapter structure of the 4th edition, ensuring comparatability with earlier editions and courses based on theseAccompanied by a revised instructor's website, featuring expanded resources including study questions and answers; visit <a href=""></a> for more details and to register for access"--
Reformation thought : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )
82 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,814 libraries worldwide
"Reformation Thought is an introductory guide for theology and history students seeking to understand the central ideas of the European Reformation. Based on Dr. McGrath's considerable experience of teaching Reformation studies, this text requires no prior knowledge of Christian theology."--Jacket
C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet by Alister E McGrath( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
A definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis
A life of John Calvin : a study in the shaping of Western culture by Alister E McGrath( Book )
49 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
An exploration of Calvin's life and influence, his theology, and his political thought; traces his impact on the development of modern western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences
The twilight of atheism : the rise and fall of disbelief in the modern world by Alister E McGrath( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
"This book challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular, and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life." "Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious devotion throughout the world. In The Twilight of Atheism, historian and theologian Alister McGrath examines what went wrong with the atheist dream and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century." "A former atheist who is now one of Christianity's foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional religion and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending historical analysis with portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism, and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable, and necessary response to its failures." "The Twilight of Atheism a rebuttal of the philosophy that has exerted tremendous influence on Western history."--BOOK JACKET
The Dawkins delusion : atheist fundamentalism and the denial of the divine by Alister E McGrath( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
"Alister McGrath is ideally placed to evaluate Dawkins' ideas. Once an atheist himself, he gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics before going on to become a leading Christian theologian. He wonders how two people, who have reflected at length on substantially the same world, could possibly have come to such different conclusions about God. McGrath subjects Dawkins' critique of faith to rigorous scrutiny. This book will be warmly received by those looking for a reliable assessment of The God Delusion and the many questions it raises - including, above all, the relevance of faith and the quest for meaning."--Jacket
Iustitia Dei : a history of the Christian doctrine of justification by Alister E McGrath( Book )
50 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,243 libraries worldwide
"The Christian doctrine of justification is of immense interest to historians and theologians, and continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. The present work appeared in its first edition in 1986, and rapidly became the leading reference work on the subject. Its many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the Ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century. The third edition thoroughly updates the work, adding new material where necessary, and responding to the latest developments in scholarly literature. It will be an essential resource for all concerned with the development of Christian doctrine, the history of the Reformation debates on the identity of Christianity, and modern discussions between Protestants and Roman Catholics over the nature of salvation."--Jacket
Christianity's dangerous idea : the Protestant revolution-- a history from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first by Alister E McGrath( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,232 libraries worldwide
A new interpretation of the Protestant Reformation provides an alternate perspective on the faith's core idea about individuals having direct access to God without the need for priest and institutional mediation, in an account that traces five centuries of Protestant influence
The intellectual origins of the European Reformation by Alister E McGrath( Book )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
The sixteenth-century Reformation remains a fascinating and exciting area of study. The revised edition of this distinguished volume explores the intellectual origins of the Reformation and examines the importance of ideas in the shaping of history. This book provides an updated and expanded version of the original, highly-acclaimed edition. It explores the complex intellectual roots of the Reformation, offering a sustained engagement with the ideas of humanism and scholasticism. The book demonstrates how the intellectual origins of the Reformation were heterogeneous, and examines the implications of this for our understanding of the Reformation as a whole. McGrath offers a defense of the entire enterprise of intellectual history and a reaffirmation of the importance of ideas to the development of history. - Publisher
The Christian theology reader by Alister E McGrath( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
"This Reader is designed as a companion to the editor's highly successful Christian Theology: An Introduction. It makes available some 280 seminal texts from the entire Christian tradition from Ignatius of Antioch to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), cross-referenced and indexed for ease of use. All readings prior to 1800 have been specially translated for the purposes of this reader, to ensure consistency of translation and ease of reading in English. Every effort has been made to ensure that the work is as user-friendly as possible, making as few demands as possible of its users. Each chapter includes an introduction outlining the main historical and theological issues, and identifying key issues and thinkers. Each individual reading is prefaced by an introduction, alerting the reader to its importance and context, and followed where necessary by notes on translation and interpretation. The work also includes a full glossary of theological terms and biographical details of theologians cited, as well as suggestions for further reading."--Jacket
Luther's theology of the cross : Martin Luther's theological breakthrough by Alister E McGrath( Book )
38 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Luther's Theology of the Cross represents a fully revised and updated edition of the classic 1985 text that expands on the author's ongoing research and reflects 25 years of Luther scholarship. Rewritten and expanded edition of a highly-acclaimed classic textIncorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first editionDraws on advances in our understanding of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious background of Luther's early development, and the nature of Luther's doctrine of justification (including the so-called 'Finnish' sc
The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought by Alister E McGrath( Book )
41 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 971 libraries worldwide
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought is an authoritative and readable reference source for all interested in the development of Christian thought from the dawn of the Enlightenment to the present day. The Encyclopedia includes substantial review essays dealing with the development of central themes of Christian thought, including the doctrine of God, the person and work of Christ, and Christian understandings of other religions. The book allows easy access to the distinctive ideas of the major schools of thought that have emerged within Christianity during this period, such as liberation theology, evangelicanism and liberalism. The work also includes substantial material relating to Christian biblical interpretation, ethics, economic thought, political theory, aesthetics, music and philosophy. One of the most distinctive features of the Encyclopedia is its thorough survey of regional developments during the period. The Encyclopedia includes major articles on the development of Christian thought in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Holland, India, Japan, Korea, Scandinavia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States, wherever possible compiled by scholars living and working in the regions concerned. The book also includes material on neglected yet significant themes, such as Arab Christianity. Additionally, it covers the impact of the sciences upon Christian thought during this seminal period, with major survey articles dealing individually with biological, physical, psychological and social science
Science & religion : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
This text looks at the historical, theological, philosophical & scientific aspects of the interaction of science & religion. It includes issues raised by Richard Dawkins concerning evolution, and the anthropic principle in relation to cosmology
Theology : the basics by Alister E McGrath( Book )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 856 libraries worldwide
"In this fully expanded and updated new edition, leading theologian Alister E. McGrath brings together key theological readings to provide a concise and balanced introduction to the Christian faith. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and includes both historical and contemporary, mainstream and cutting-edge approaches; provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary; uses the Apostle's Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation; includes a new section on the Holy Spirit and increased coverage of contemporary theology; encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources; serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics, but can also be used as a concise, stand-alone reader." -- Publisher's description
Christian spirituality : an introduction by Alister E McGrath( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 774 libraries worldwide
A textbook offering a lively, jargon-free introduction to Christianity. McGrath covers global Christianity, American Christianity, the Orthodox Church, current theological debates, and Christianity in relation to other world religions. Written in an accessible and engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of Christian beliefs or practices, it is an invaluable resource for beginners, as well as those looking for a refresher
Dawkins' God : genes, memes, and the meaning of life by Alister E McGrath( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Finnish and held by 716 libraries worldwide
"Richard Dawkins is one of the bestselling popular science writers, with outspoken and controversial views on religion. This work is the first book-length response to Dawkins' ideas, and offers an ideal introduction to the topical issues of science and religion."--Jacket
The Blackwell companion to Protestantism by Alister E McGrath( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
This Companion brings together new contributions from internationally renowned scholars in order to examine the past, present and future of Protestantism. Co-edited by leading Protestant theologians Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks, with contributions from internationally renowned scholars. Opens with an investigation into the formation of Protestant identity across Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. Includes coverage of leading Protestant thinkers, such as Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth. Considers the interaction of Protestantism with different areas of modern life, including the arts, politics, the law and science. Debates the future of Protestantism in both Western and non-Western settings
The intellectual world of C.S. Lewis by Alister E McGrath( Book )
20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
"Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis' death, The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis' theological work and intellectual development. This book: Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes within Lewis' work, offering new connections and insights into his theology ; Throws new light on subjects including Lewis' intellectual development, the uses of images in literature and theology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of the imagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argument from desire', and Lewis' place as an Anglican thinker and a Christian theologian ; Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world's leading Christian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrath and Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologians in one volume."--Publisher's website
Thomas F. Torrance : an intellectual biography by Alister E McGrath( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
T.F. Torrance is widely regarded as the most significant British academic theologian of the twentieth century. He is especially noted for his ground-breaking contribution to the study of the relationship of Christian theology and the natural sciences. He is unquestionably one of the most prolific of theological writers and is the most senior member of the nearest thing to a 'theological dynasty' that Great Britain has ever produced. Here, Alister McGrath, himself one of this country's leading theologians, traces the development of Torrance's theological thought and provides a comprehensive ac
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Alternative Names
Alister Edgar McGrath
Alister McGrath conférencier en théologie, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Alister McGrath nordirischer Theologe und Professor an der Universität London
Alister McGrath teologo, biologo e educatore britannico
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Άλιστερ ΜακΓκράθ
Макграт, Алистер
آلیستر مک گرات
ليستر ماكغراث
앨리스터 맥그래스
マクグラス, A. E.
マクグラス, アリスター
マクグラス, アリスター・E.
マグラス, アリスター
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