• La bibliothèque impossible

    Alister

    • La tengo
    • 14 October 2020

    Arrive hélas le temps, votre bibliothèque prenant des airs de librairie vagabonde, où la nécessité de son écrémage s'impose pour redonner de l'air à votre dix pièces-cuisine. Alors, l'âme en peine, mais la main cruelle, en route pour la chasse aux moutons noirs, vilains petits canards, brebis galeuses, corneilles blanches, j'en passe. Ce Suicide : mode d'emploi par exemple?? Anecdotique mais historique. Vous ne le relirez sans doute jamais. Et alors?? Le revendre à prix d'or sur eBay?? Voire... Ce Bagatelles pour un massacre?? Abominable, vomitif mais pièce à conviction. Ce Faut-il brûler Sardou?? Ce De Gaulle et le sexe vous font toujours hurler de rire rien qu'en les libérant de leur rangée poussiéreuse... D'ailleurs, leurs tranches sont un peu jaunies, car maladroitement héliotropées. Mais comment s'en séparer?? Et surtout, pourquoi?? Ah oui, les mètres carrés. Vous préféreriez peut-être vous séparer de cette machine à laver... Après tout, pourquoi pas?? L'essentiel est d'être entouré de ces ouvrages, même illisibles, même licencieux, même anecdotiques, ces amis permanents sachant tant se confier à vous les soirs de spleen que stimuler vos neurotransmetteurs les jours de béatitude. Vous l'aurez compris, du Livre de Thot à Sérotonine, en passant par Le Feu occulte, il y en aura pour tous les goûts.

  • Pourquoi le mot « dandy » serait-il réservé aux hommes ?
    L'histoire de cette mouvance d'origine anglo-française apparue vers 1800 montre que ce sont les hommes qui en ont posé les bases. Mais, près de deux siècles plus tard, n'est-il pas nécessaire de leur présenter celle qu'ils n'ont jamais vraiment reconnue : la « Lady Dandy » ?
    Car aucun de ce qu'on pourrait appeler les « dandy commandements » - élégance formelle, esprit, anticonformisme et surtout le fameux je-ne-sais-quoi, cette arme secrète qui permet de rester insaisissable - n'échappe aux compétences féminines.
    Des salons parisiens aux cocktails new-yorkais, de Sarah Bernhardt à Dorothy Parker en passant par Marlène Dietrich, de l'art de porter le pantalon à celui de faire scandale, du sens de la répartie aux mille et une façons de claquer son argent, ce livre démontrera que, oui, décidément, les femmes savent y faire.

  • Après le succès de L'Anthologie des bourdes et autres curiosités de la chanson française, Alister revisite avec une subjectivité toute assumée la quintessence des méchants qui ont marqué le cinéma français. Du patron voyou au politicien véreux, du collabo fielleux à la femme fatale la plus destructrice en passant par les beaufs de passage ou les flics ripoux, on redécouvre une palette de rôles plus inoubliables les uns que les autres, réservée à une élite de comédiens hauts en couleur - Bernard Blier, Michel Bouquet, Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Jugnot, Philippe Noiret, Michel Serrault, Jean Yanne etc. - et réunie ici pour la première fois et, surtout, pour le plus grand amour de votre haine.

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  • This text fills the need for a clear, informative, helpful andwell-written introduction to Christian spirituality. Includes a detailed guide to resources in spiritualityavailable on the InternetWritten by a leading theological educationalist in a clear andaccessible mannerEncourages active engagement with primary sources throughworked case studies

  • Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest debates, this popular textbook introduces readers to the central questions in the field of science and religion. Ideally suited to those who have little or no prior knowledge in either area, it incorporates numerous student-friendly features, including maps, summaries, and historical references, resulting in the most up-to-date introduction to the study of religion and the natural sciences available.Examines the historical, theological, philosophical and scientific aspects of the interaction between religion and scienceFully updated to reflect current, cutting-edge debates on scientific atheism and the limits of scientific method, and discussions about the relationship between science and religion in major world faithsIncludes a historical component to enable readers to orientate themselves within the subjectTakes a topic based approach which fits into the existing structure of most courses, and includes explanatory material not found in other works of this kind, making it highly accessible for those with little scientific or religious background knowledgeIncorporates illustrations, tables, maps, summaries and questions for a lively and engaging approach to the subjectWritten by world-renowned theologian, Alister McGrath; author of bestselling books such as Dawkins God, and an acknowledged expert in the field of science and religion

  • "Le célèbre biologiste d'Oxford Richard Dawkins a écrit à propos de son ouvrage Pour en Finir avec Dieu : « Les croyants qui ouvriront ce livre seront athées quand ils le refermeront. » Largement commenté, ce bestseller a alimenté bien des débats passionnés.

    L'auteur britannique Alister McGrath est l'un des mieux qualifiés pour évaluer les arguments de Dawkins et des auteurs du nouvel athéisme (Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris). Athée lui-même dans sa jeunesse avant de devenir chrétien, McGrath a obtenu un doctorat en biophysique moléculaire à l'université d'Oxford avant de devenir un théologien mondialement reconnu. Admirateur du grand talent de vulgarisateur scientifique de Dawkins, McGrath examine rigoureusement ses critiques formulées à l'encontre de la foi chrétienne. Il aborde des questions telles que :

    La foi est-elle une aberration intellectuelle ?
    La foi et la science sont-elles vouées à une lutte à mort ?
    Les origines de la religion peuvent-elles être justifiées scientifiquement ?
    Le christianisme est-il une force maléfique ?
    Ce livre répondra à ceux qui se demandent si les arguments du Nouvel Athéisme sont scientifiquement et philosophiquement solides. Il passionnera ceux qui plus généralement s'interrogent sur le bien-fondé de la foi et la recherche d'un sens à la vie.

    « La vision utopique de Dawkins d'un monde sans religion est ici adroitement perforée par le discours éclairé de McGrath. Ce confrère d'Oxford témoigne clairement des lacunes, des incohérences et de l'étonnant manque de profondeur des arguments de Dawkins. » Owen Gingerich, Professeur d'astronomie à l'Université d'Harvard."

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  • ISBN/EAN/UPC: 9782940335541 Titre de l'ouvrage: Je doute donc je crois Auteur: Alister McGrath Editeur: Ourania Date de publication: 25/03/2012 Reliure: Broché Prix public/catalogue hors taxes: EUR 16,11 TVA: 5.5% Prix public taxes comprises: EUR 17,00 Nombre de pages: 208 Langue: français Edition: Ourania Description:
    Croire, c est aussi, souvent, douter. Est-ce que je ne suis pas en train de me bercer d illusions? Est-ce qu il est vraiment possible, en toute lucidité, de croire au message de l Evangile? Est-ce que je peux réellement être utile à Dieu? Sur quoi repose, au fond, la foi chrétienne? L athéisme est-il plus fiable? C est à ces questions, et à d autres encore, qu Alister McGrath s intéresse. Il montre que, finalement, il n est pas anormal, pour un croyant, de douter, et que cela peut même être vu dans une perspective positive.
    Biographie de l'auteur:
    Né en 1953 en Irlande du Nord, Alister McGrath s est d abord tourné vers la science et l athéisme, avant d embrasser la foi chrétienne et de devenir professeur de théologie. Il est devenu président de l Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics.

  • In the sixteenth century, to attempt to translate the Bible into a common tongue wasn't just difficult, it was dangerous. A Bible in English threatened the power of the monarch and the Church. Early translators like Tyndale, whose work greatly influenced the King James, were hunted down and executed, but the demand for English Bibles continued to grow. Indeed it was the popularity of the Geneva Bible, with its anti-royalist content, that eventually forced James I to sanction his own, pro-monarchy, translation. Errors in early editions--one declared that "thou shalt commit adultery"--and Puritan preferences for the Geneva Bible initially hampered acceptance of the King James, but it went on to become the definitive English-language Bible.
    This fascinating history of a literary and religious masterpiece explores the forces that led to the decision to create an authorized translation, the method of translation and printing, and the central role this version of the Bible played in the development of modern English. McGrath's history of the King James Bible's creation and influence is a worthy tribute to a great work and a joy to read.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • 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/spiritual devotion throughout the world. In this highly readable book, the distinguished 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 Christianity and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending thoughtful, authoritative historical analysis with incisive portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud, Marx 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.

  • In this provocative assessment of the world's current ecological crisis, the author of the critically acclaimed In the Beginning exposes the false assumptions underlying the conflicts between science and religion, and proposes an innovative approach to saving the planet.
    Traditionally, science and religion have been thought of as two distinct and irreconcilable ways of looking at the world, and scientists have often chastised the world's religions for keeping their eyes on the heavens and paying scant attention to the destruction of Earth's precious resources and its natural wonders. In The Reenchantment of Nature, Alister McGrath, who holds doctorates in both molecular biology and divinity, challenges this long-held and dangerously misguided dichotomy.
    Arguing that Christianity and other great religions have always respected and revered the bounty and beauty of the earth, McGrath calls for a radical shift in perspective. He shows that by defining the world in the narrowest of scientific terms and viewing it as a collection of atoms and molecules governed by unchanging laws and forces, we have lost our ability to appreciate nature's enchantments. In order to address the threats to our environment, he maintains, it is essential to reawaken our sense of awe and look at the world as a glorious creation, an irreplaceable gift of God.
    In setting forth a new framework for the debate between science and religion on ecological theory, Te Reenchantment of Nature points the way to integrating two different traditions in a sane and productive effort to rescue the natural world from its present environmental decline.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The King James Bible was a landmark in the history of the English language, and an inspiration to poets, dramatists, artists and politicians. Without the King James Bible there would have been no Paradise Lost, no Pilgrim's Progress, no Handel's Messiah. Yet more than a literary, even more than a religious influence, it was seen as a social, economic and political text. Those seeking to overthrow the English monarchy and those wanting to retain it, both sought support from the same Bible.
    So how did this remarkable translation come to be written? To answer this question is to throw open the doors of a world which was being transformed by the new technology of printing. In reading about the greatest English text ever produced we must close our eyes to our own world in which books are plentiful and readily available and enter another, very different universe...

  • Anglais Mere Theology

    McGrath Alister

    Alister McGrath explores how the great tradition of Christian theological reflection can enrich our faith and deepen our engagement with the concerns and debates of the world around us. Part 1 of this exhilarating volume looks at the purpose, place and relevance of Christian theology. Part 2 deals with the relation of the natural sciences and faith: here the core arguments of recent atheist writers are critically examined, including their demand for a 'New Enlightenment';. In short, Mere Theology addresses matters of real importance for Christian life and thought. It will prove both encouraging and stimulating to all those concerned with developing a 'discipleship of the mind';.

  • The recent Narnia films have inspired a resurgence of interest in C. S. Lewis, the Oxford academic, popular theologian and, most famously, creator of the magical world of Narnia - and this authoritative new biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of Lewis's death, sets out to introduce him to a new generation. Completely up to date with scholarly studies of Lewis, it also focuses on how Lewis came to write the Narnia books, and why they have proved so consistently engaging.

    Accessible and engaging, this new biography will appeal to fans of the films, readers of Lewis and of theologian and apologist Alister McGrath himself.

  • The Christian Belief for Everyone series comprises five guides to the basic ideas of the Christian faith. Full of stories and helpful illustrations, these guides have been written primarily for ordinary churchgoers, though they will no doubt also appeal to interested readers outside the church. The approach Alister McGrath adopts is non-denominational, very similar to the 'mere Christianity' advocated by C. S. Lewis. Indeed, the series may be seen as a guide to 'mere Christianity', focusing clearly as it does on the life of faith. We look at why Christians believe what they do; how we can best understand these ideas, and the difference they make to the way we think about ourselves and our world.

  • In this fourth volume of the series we explore three interconnected themes: the activity of God in the world, as we experience the Holy Spirit infusing our lives with purpose and joy; the graciousness of God, who despite our constantly messing things up, loves us because God is loving; and the importance of the church as the community of faith, in which we catch a glimpse - no matter how inadequate! - of the glory of heaven. The Spirit of Grace follows the well-received Faith and the Creeds (February 2013), The Living God (September 2013) and Lord and Saviour: Jesus of Nazareth (April 2014). The Christian Life and Hope will be published in April 2015.

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