Library Resource: BIO - Biography





Total number of records:
787 Matching records: 42

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Category / Location and Item # / Media
10826 Just As I Am; An Autobiography of Billy Graham
Billy Graham
Harper San Francisco
ISBN 006063387
BIO - Biography / BIOB / Book
10768 John Calvin: Reformer for the 21st Century
William Stacy Johnson
Westminister John Knox Press
ISBN 978-0-664-23408-9
BIO - Biography / BIOJ / Book
Many would argue that a true understanding of contemporary Christian thought is impossible without a basic understanding of Calvin's contributions. William Stacy Johnson, a leading Presbyterian theologian, offers this clear and fundamental study of Calvin's insights as a primer for those with little or no knowledge of his work.

This volume, enhanced with questions for discussion and a handy glossary, is sure to be an invaluable resource for those who seek an accessible way into a deeper understanding of Calvin's impact on the development of Christian faith and on society.
10767 Aquinas for Armchair Theologians
Timothy M. Renick
Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 978-0-664-22304-5
BIO - Biography / BIOR / Book
Thomas Aquinas was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity and in western civilization. But his theological views can seem complex, and presume acquaintance with technical philosophical language.
Now Timothy Renick has produced an attractive and accessible account of Aquinas’s thought and life that will make his views clear to non-specialists. The topics dealt with include God, angels, evil, metaphysics, morality, sex, war, abortion, and politics.
10766 Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians
James P. Byrd
Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 978-0-664-23199-6
BIO - Biography / BIOB / Book
This witty and illuminating volume introduces the life and writings of the great American theologian and preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). The most widely studied figure in American religious history and an iconic figure of the American colonial period, Edwards is well known and highly regarded as a stalwart defender of Calvinist theology and his Puritan heritage. As James P. Byrd deftly reveals, however, Edwards was also a brilliant thinker and passionate pastor who wrestled continuously with the most important issue of his time: the relationship between faith and reason.

Written by experts but designed for the novice, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are essential supplements for first-time encounters with primary texts, lucid refreshers for scholars and clergy, and enjoyable reads for the theologically curious.
10699 Reflections Over the Long Haul: A Memoir
Robert McAfee Brown
Westminister John Knox
ISBN 0-664-22404-0
BIO - Biography / BIOB / Book
Robert McAfee Brown was one of the greatest public theologians of his day. He was a pacifist who enlisted as a chaplain in World War II and who later aligned himself with his students to resist the draft and protest the war during Vietnam; a supporter of civil rights who went on the Freedom Ride to Selma and fought for farm workers' rights; and an ecumenist who participated in interreligious dialogue among Protestant, Jews, and Roman Catholics.

This is his memoir, the story of a modest man who lived life according to his conscience and his faith and who was a model for responsible social activism within and outside of the church. Interspersed with his writing are thoughts from his family members on the turbulent and sometimes frightening events through which they all lived.
10698 The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong
Anchor Books
ISBN 0-385-72127-7
BIO - Biography / BIOA / Book
n 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, eager to meet God. After seven brutally unhappy years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. But convent life had profoundly altered her, and coping with the outside world and her expiring faith proved to be excruciating. Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness–diagnosed only years later as epilepsy–marked her forever as an outsider. In her own mind she was a complete failure: as a nun, as an academic, and as a normal woman capable of intimacy. Her future seemed very much in question until she stumbled into comparative theology. What she found, in learning, thinking, and writing about other religions, was the ecstasy and transcendence she had never felt as a nun. Gripping, revelatory, and inspirational, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary account of an astonishing spiritual journey.
10414 Letters to an American Lady
C. S. Lewis
William B. Eerdmans
BIO - Biography / BIOL / Book
On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly in subject matter, the letters discuss topics as profound as the love of God and as frivolous as preferences in cats. Lewis himself clearly had no idea that these letters would ever see publication, but they reveal facets of his character little known even to devoted readers of his fantasy and scholarly writings—a man patiently offering encouragement and guidance to another Christian through the day-to-day joys and sorrows of ordinary life.

Letters to an American Lady stands as a fascinating and moving testimony to the remarkable humanity and even more remarkable Christianity of C. S. Lewis, and is richly deserving of the position it now takes among the balance of his Christian writings.
10398 Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith
Barbara Brown Taylor
Harper Collins
ISBN 0-06-077174-7
BIO - Biography / BIOT / Book
Barbara Brown Taylor, once hailed as one of America’s most effective and beloved preachers, eloquently tells the moving and delightful story of her search to find an authentic way of being Christian—even when it meant giving up her pulpit.
10397 The Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of the Lost and Found
Frederick Buechner
Harper Collins
ISBN 0-06-251639-6
BIO - Biography / BIOB / Book
From critically acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prize runner-up Frederick Buechner comes another powerfully honest memoir, The Eyes of the Heart. Full of poinant insights into his most personal relationships, this moving account traces how the author was shaped as much by his family's secrets as by its celebrations.Within the innermost chambers of his consciousness, Buechner, in his characteristically self-searching style, explores the mysteries and truths behind his deepest connections to family, friends, and mentors. Extraordinarily moving, this memoir follows not chronology but the converging paths of Buechner's imagination and memory.
10396 Markings
Dag Hammarskjold
Alfred A. Knopf
BIO - Biography / BIOH / Book
In this book, the author records his gradual discovery of what saying Yes to his neighbors and to Fate would mean and involve, and the various tribulations and temptations, of the Flesh, the World, and the Devil, which made this so hard for him, as they do for all of us, to say.

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