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Stanford, Peter 1961-

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Works: 37 works in 146 publications in 6 languages and 7,106 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Church history  Legends  Apologetic works  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6007.A95, 821.912
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Publications by Peter Stanford
Most widely held works by Peter Stanford
C Day-Lewis a life by Peter Stanford( file )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
"Poet, translator of classical texts, novelist, detective writer (under the pen-name Nicholas Blake), performer and, at that time, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, C Day-Lewis had many careers all at once. This first authorized biography tells the private story behind the many headlines that this handsome Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate generated in his lifetime." "Day-Lewis made his name as one of the 'poets of the 1930s', launching a communist-influenced poetic revolution alongside W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender that aspired to spark wholesale political change to face down fascism." "In the 1940s, 'Red Cecil', as he had become known, broke with communism, and with Auden. He went on to produce some of his most popular and enduring verse, reflecting both on the course of the Second World War and on the breakdown of his first marriage." "Day-Lewis was always pulled between a fulfilling domestic life and a restless desire to explore. His travels, his infidelities and his reflections on his Irish roots are all part of the rich and many-faceted life that Peter Stanford describes. It is, however, as a poet that he is best remembered, and the poetry itself, often autobiographical, forms an integral part of this biography."--Jacket
Cardinal Hume and the changing face of English Catholicism by Peter Stanford( file )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 861 libraries worldwide
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The Devil : a biography by Peter Stanford( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 766 libraries worldwide
"Evil - disturbing, inexplicable, deeply rooted - persists. Inching toward the millennium, we speak of the Devil once again: in tabloid accounts of cults, in popular novels, and even in scholarly theological works. We are back where we began 2,000 years ago: going to the Devil." "Now, in this informed, lucid, and very readable biography, Peter Stanford introduces us to this figure of fascination. Tracing the idea back to the pre-Christian era with its many devils, he pauses to explore Judaism's approach, then moves on to concentrate on Christianity's contribution: the creation of the monster we know today. Stanford casts his net widely to include literature and the arts, folklore and psychology, history and theology, and he distills a wealth of complex information - from early Church teachings to medieval iconography, from witchcraft and satanism to satanic cults and modern-day exorcisms. The result is a lively, engaging account of an age-old enemy."--Jacket
The legend of Pope Joan : in search of the truth by Peter Stanford( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
"The story of Pope Joan, an Englishwoman who disguised herself as a man and became pope in the middle of the ninth century."
Heaven : a guide to the undiscovered country by Peter Stanford( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Traces the author's personal exploration of the many interpretations of heaven as depicted in major religions, in the scientific community, among philosophers, in literature, and in popular culture
The extra mile a 21st century pilgrimage by Peter Stanford( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Writer, journalist and broadcaster Peter Stanford makes a modern-day pilgrimage around some of the most ancient religious sites in Britain, to take the spiritual temperature of an age often described as secular and skeptical. Each of his chosen destinations has a long association with belief and an intriguing, controversial and often colorful story. Do the present-day pilgrims he meets en route go simply in search of that history, or does their journey have a deeper significance, a reaction to the unholy times in which we live now? And are their numbers growing as more conventional church-going declines? As he walks between Neolithic stones, ruined abbeys and miracle wells, Stanford explores the link between past and present belief and reflects on the spiritual state we are in
Catholicism : an introduction by Peter Stanford( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
A complete guide to the oldest institution in the Western world-- the Catholic Church. Explore the essential beliefs and practices of Catholicism and delve into its long and fascinating history
The she-pope : a quest for the truth behind the mystery of Pope Joan by Peter Stanford( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Peter Stanford speculates whether Pope Joan, an early 9th century pope was real and reveals what can, and cannot, be known about the extraordinary person behind the story
The death of a child by Peter Stanford( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
The death of a child is seldom discussed. This title offers a collection essays in which parents and siblings tell their own stories of losing a child, brother or sister, and of how they have coped with bereavement and grief. It ends with a reflection by a celebrated psychotherapist on surviving the loss of a child
The outcasts' outcast by Peter Stanford( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
How to read a graveyard : travels in the company of the dead by Peter Stanford( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Bronwen Astor : her life and times by Peter Stanford( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Lord Longford : a life by Peter Stanford( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Why I am still a Catholic : essays in faith and perseverance ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
"What does it mean to be a Catholic in today's world? If you are not eating fish on Fridays and having strings of children, then what distinguishes the modern Catholic from anyone else? At a time when the Vatican provokes hostility by its opposition to contraception, abortion and the use of condoms in fighting AIDS, how many Catholics share its views? And if they don't, how can they in good conscience stay in the Church?" "These are among the many questions that writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford has addressed to some of Britain's best-known Catholics. In this collection of short essays, each has come up with a very different reply."--BOOK JACKET
50 religious ideas you really need to know by Peter Stanford( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Despite frequent prognostications regarding the "death of God" and the triumph of secular materialism, religion remains a central component in the lives of most people around the world. There are currently thought to be 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, along with some 700 million followers of other religions. Religion: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know offers a clear path through the conceptual and denominational thickets of global religion. Award-winning religious affairs correspondent Peter Stanford begins with an examination of sacred texts, the divine principle and good and evil, before moving on to a discussion of the different traditions within Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East
Religion : 50 ideas you really need to know by Peter Stanford( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Religion: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know offers a clear path through the conceptual and denominational thickets of global religion. Award-winning religious affairs correspondent Peter Stanford begins with an examination of sacred texts, the divine principle and good and evil, before moving on to a discussion of the different traditions within Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East
50 Schlüsselideen Religion by Peter Stanford( file )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Eine Entdeckungsreise zu den Religionen der Welt und in die Sphäre von Glauben und Spiritualität Das gottförmige Vakuum Heilige Texte Gut und Böse Leben und Tod Die Goldene Regel Riten und Rituale Das Leben Jesu Gott und Mammon Reformation Das Papsttum Schuld und Frauenfeindlichkeit Der Heilige Geist Heilige und Sünder Orthodoxie Luther und seine Nachfolger Die Anglikanische Kirche Die Methodisten Die Baptisten Reformierte Kirchen Sekten und Kultgemeinschaften Entrückung Das Jüdischsein Jüdische Durchgangsriten Die Kabbala Antisemitismus Die Geburt des Islam Die Säulen des Islam Sunniten und Schiiten Das Herz des Islam Der militante Islam Die vielen Gesichter des Hinduismus Anbetung im Hinduismus Samsara Der Jainismus Sikhismus Buddha und der Bodhi-Baum Schulen des Buddhismus Das buddhistische Lebensrad Konfuzianismus Konfuzius und die Kommunisten Der Taoismus Der Schintoismus Moderne Glaubensrichtungen Religion und Naturwissenschaft Atheismus Verwalter der Schöpfung Der gerechte Krieg Der Missionsdrang Spiritualität Die Zukunft der Religion _____ Religionen und ihre Rolle in der Welt zu verstehen, erscheint heute - mehr denn je - unverzichtbar. Die Glaubensüberzeugungen von etwa 2 Milliarden Christen, 1,2 Milliarden Muslimen, 800 Millionen Hindus und 700 Millionen Anhängern anderer Religionen beeinflussen den Lauf der Weltgeschichte in vielen Aspekten: Krieg und Frieden, Ethik, Politik, Fortpflanzung, Familie und gesellschaftliche Strukturen über sämtliche Zivilisationen und Kontinente hinweg. 50 Schlüsselideen Religion widmet sich den zentralen Fragen der Religion und rückt falsche Vorstellungen über die verschiedenen Glaubenssysteme zurecht. Was ist die "Goldene Regel" und wie verbindet sie gläubige Menschen? Welche Rolle spielen Riten und Rituale für den Zusammenhalt der Glaubensgemeinschaften? Wie kam es zur Spaltung zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten, und was bedeutet dies für uns heute? Was bedeutet Jüdischsein? W
Believing bishops by Simon Lee( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The Catholics and their houses by Leanda De Lisle( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Catholics and sex : from purity to perdition by K. J Saunders( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
 
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スタンフォード, ピーター
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English (100)
German (13)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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