Alister

  • La bibliothèque impossible

    Alister

    • La tengo
    • 14 Octobre 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 science Fully 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 faiths Includes a historical component to enable readers to orientate themselves within the subject Takes 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 knowledge Incorporates illustrations, tables, maps, summaries and questions for a lively and engaging approach to the subject Written 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."

  • This text fills the need for a clear, informative, helpful and well-written introduction to Christian spirituality. Includes a detailed guide to resources in spirituality available on the Internet Written by a leading theological educationalist in a clear and accessible manner Encourages active engagement with primary sources through worked case studies

  • 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 text Incorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first edition Draws 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' school), many of which have not yet been incorporated into Luther scholarship Luther's 'theological breakthrough' continues to be of central importance to Reformation Studies and the development of Protestantism Written by one of the world's leading Protestant theologians, who is an authority on the development of the doctrine of justification. His classic work Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification is now in its third edition (2005)

  • The Open Secret

    Alister E. Mcgrath

    Natural theology, in the view of many, is in crisis. In this long-awaited book, Alister McGrath sets out a new vision for natural theology, re-establishing its legitimacy and utility. A timely and innovative resource on natural theology: the exploration of knowledge of God as it is observed through nature Written by internationally regarded theologian and author of numerous bestselling books, Alister McGrath Develops an intellectually rigorous vision of natural theology as a point of convergence between the Christian faith, the arts and literature, and the natural sciences, opening up important possibilities for dialogue and cross-fertilization Treats natural theology as a cultural phenomenon, broader than Christianity itself yet always possessing a distinctively Christian embodiment Explores topics including beauty, goodness, truth, and the theological imagination; how investigating nature gives rise to both theological and scientific theories; the idea of a distinctively Christian approach to nature; and how natural theology can function as a bridge between Christianity and other faiths

  • A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world's leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks.  Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concerns Spanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - providing context to Christianity's origins and its links to Judaism Looks beyond denominational history at Christianity's impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciences Combines McGrath's acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader

  • 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. 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

  • Regarded as the leading text in Christian theology for the last 25 years, Alister E. McGrath's The Christian Theology Reader is now available in a new 5th edition featuring completely revised and updated content. Brings together more than 350 readings from over 200 sources that chart 2,000 years of Christian history Situates each reading within the appropriate historical and theological context with its own introduction, commentary, and study questions Includes new readings on world Christianity and feminist, liberation, and postcolonial theologies, as well as more selections by female theologians and theologians from the developing world Contains additional pedagogical features, such as new discussion questions and case studies, and a robust website with new videos by the author to aid student learning Designed to function as a stand-alone volume, or as a companion to Christian Theology: An Introduction, 6th edition, for a complete overview of the subject

  • Reimagining Nature is a new introduction to the fast developing area of natural theology, written by one of the world's leading theologians. The text engages in serious theological dialogue whilst looking at how past developments might illuminate and inform theory and practice in the present.
    This text sets out to explore what a properly Christian approach to natural theology might look like and how this relates to alternative interpretations of our experience of the natural world Alister McGrath is ideally placed to write the book  as one of the world's best known theologians and a chief proponent of natural theology This new work offers an account of the development of natural theology throughout history and informs of its likely contribution in the present This feeds in current debates about the relationship between science and religion, and religion and the humanities Engages in serious theological dialogue, primarily with Augustine, Aquinas, Barth and Brunner, and includes the work of natural scientists, philosophers of science, and poets

  • Dawkins' God

    Alister E. Mcgrath

    • Wiley
    • 11 Novembre 2014

    A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion
    Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins' landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science Tackles Dawkins' hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the `selfish gene' Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion

  • This volume, which includes contributions from leading scientists and clinicians in the field, provides definitive, state-of-the-art information on STAT inhibitors in a biological and clinical context. It gives an overview of the biology of the STAT family of transcription factors and their role in cancer etiology. Additionally, it describes the raft of therapeutic approaches being used to inhibit STATs in the context of various cancers, covering the full spectrum of therapeutic approaches to inhibiting STATs, and presenting emerging data from clinical trials.

  • Theology

    Alister E. Mcgrath

    This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one of the world's leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to Christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day. Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition comprises sixty-eight readings spanning twenty centuries of Christian history. To help readers engage with the material, each reading is accompanied by an introduction, comments, study questions, and a helpful glossary of terms used by its author. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream, and cutting-edge approaches Uses the Apostles' Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Represents two thousand years of sustained critical reflection within western Christianity Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling, Theology: The Basics or as a standalone text Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition is an essential guide to the topics, themes, controversies, and reflections on Christianity as they have been understood by many of its greatest commentators.

  • 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.

  • Reformation Thought Praise for previous editions:"Theologically informed, lucid, supremely accessible: no wonder McGrath's introduction to the Reformation has staying power!"-Denis R. Janz, Loyola University"Vigorous, brisk, and highly stimulating. The reader will be thoroughly engaged from the outset, and considerably enlightened at the end."-Dr. John Platt, Oxford University"[McGrath] is one of the best scholars and teachers of the Reformation... Teachers will rejoice in this wonderfully useful book."-Teaching HistoryReformation Thought: An Introduction is a clear, engaging, and accessible introduction to the European Reformation of the sixteenth century. Written for readers with little to no knowledge of Christian theology or history, this indispensable guide surveys the ideas of the prominent thought leaders of the period, as well as its many movements, including Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anabaptism, and the Catholic and English Reformations. The text offers readers a framework to interpret the events of the Reformation in full view of the intellectual landscape and socio-political issues that fueled its development.Based on Alister McGrath's acclaimed lecture course at Oxford University, the fully updated fifth edition incorporates the latest academic research in historical theology. Revised and expanded chapters describe the cultural backdrop of the Reformation, discuss the Reformation's background in late Renaissance humanism and medieval scholasticism, and distill the findings of recent scholarship, including work on the history of the Christian doctrine of justification. A wealth of pedagogical features-including illustrations, updated bibliographies, a glossary, a chronology of political and historical ideas, and several appendices-supplement McGrath's clear explanations.Written by a world-renowned theologian, Reformation Thought: An Introduction, Fifth Edition upholds its reputation as the ideal resource for university and seminary courses on Reformation thought and the widespread change it inspired in Christian belief and practice.

  • Christianity

    Alister E. Mcgrath

    Now available in a fully-revised and updated new edition, this popular textbook by one of the world's leading theologians offers a lively, jargon-free introduction to Christianity.
    Features a wealth of new material on global Christianity, American Christianity, the Orthodox Church, current theological debates, and Christianity in relation to other world religions Includes enhanced and expanded student-friendly features, including numerous illustrations, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of Christian terms, and brief readings from primary Christian sources Written in an accessible and engaging style that assumes no prior knowledge of Christian beliefs or practices, making it an invaluable resource for beginners to the subject as well as those looking for a refresher Incorporates coverage of Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism A glossary, related websites, and other resources from Dr. McGrath are available online at www.alistermcgrathwiley.com

  • Provocative and immensely well informed, The Order of Things represents a substantial and original contribution to the fields of systematic theology, historical theology, and the science and religion dialogue. Leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath explores how the working methods and assumptions of the natural sciences can be used to inform and stimulate systematic theology.
    Written by one of today's best-known Christian writers
    Explores how the working methods and assumptions of the natural sciences can be used to inform and stimulate systematic theology
    Continues McGrath's acclaimed exploration of scientific theology, begun with his groundbreaking three-volume work, A Scientific Theology
    Includes a landmark extended analysis of whether doctrinal development can be explained using Darwinian evolutionary models, and exploration of how the transition from a "scientific theology" to a future "scientific dogmatics" might be made
    Supported by a published review of McGrath's scientific theology project, which is currently the best brief introduction to his thought.

  • This book presents research involving learning opportunities that are afforded to learners of science when the focus is on linking the formal and informal science education sectors. It uses the metaphor of a "landscape" as it emphasises how the authors see the possible movement within a landscape that is inclusive of formal, informal and free-choice opportunities. The book explores opportunities to change formal school science education via perspectives and achievements from the informal and free-choice science education sector within the wider lifelong, life-wide education landscape. Additionally it explores how science learning that occurs in a more inclusive landscape can demonstrate the potential power of these opportunities to address issues of relevance and engagement that currently plague the learning of science in school settings.

    Combining specific contexts, case studies and more general examples, the book examines the science learning landscapes by means of the lens of an ecosystem and the case of the Synergies longitudinal research project. It explores the relationships between school and museum, and relates the lessons learned through encounters with a narwhal. It discusses science communication, school-community partnerships, socioscientific issues, outreach education, digital platforms and the notion of a learning ecology.

  • Twenty-five years ago there was increasing optimism in policy, curriculum and research about the contribution that technology education might make to increased technological literacy in schools and the wider population. That optimism continues, although the status of technology as a learning area remains fragile in many places. This edited book is offered as a platform from which to continue discussions about how technology education might progress into the future, and how the potential of technology education to be truly relevant and valued in school learning can be achieved. The book results from a collaboration between leading academics in the field, the wider group of authors having had input into each of the chapters. Through the development of a deep understanding of technology, based on a thoughtful philosophy, pathways are discussed to facilitate student learning opportunities in technology education. Consideration is given to the purpose(s) of technology education and how this plays out in curriculum, pedagogies, and assessment. Key dimensions, including design, critique, students' cultural capital are also explored, as are the role and place of political persuasion, professional organisations, and research that connects with practice. The discussion in the book leads to a conclusion that technology education has both an ethical and moral responsibility to support imaginings that sustain people and communities in harmony and for the well being of the broader ecological and social environment.

  • Christian Theology: An Introduction, one of the most internationally-acclaimed Christian theology textbooks in use, has been completely rewritten for the 6th edition. It now features new and extended material and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction for students.
      A new edition of the bestselling Christian theology textbook to celebrate its 25th anniversary Rewritten throughout for exceptional clarity and accessibility, and adds substantial new material on the Holy Spirit Features increased coverage of postcolonial theology, and feminist theology, and prodigious development of world theology Increases the focus on contemporary theology to complement the excellent coverage of historical material A new 2-color design includes more pedagogical features including textboxes and sidebars to aid learning

  • Assessment is a fundamental issue in research in science education, in curriculum development and implementation in science education as well as in science teaching and learning.
    This book takes a broad and deep view of research involving assessment in science education, across contexts and cultures (from whole countries to individual classrooms) and across forms and purposes (from assessment in the service of student learning to policy implications of system wide assessment). It examines the relationships between assessment, measurement and evaluation; explores assessment philosophies and practices in relation to curriculum and scientific literacy/learning; and details the relationships between assessment and science education policy.
    The third in a series, Valuing Assessment in Science Education has chapters from a range of international scholars from across the globe and staff from Monash University, King's College London and University of Waikato. The two previous books in the series examined research relevant to the re-emergence of values in science education and teaching across the spectrum of science education as well as across cultural contexts through the professional knowledge of science teaching. This third book now moves to examine different aspects of generating understanding about what science is learnt, how it is learnt, and how it is valued.
    Valuing Assessment in Science Education will appeal to all those with some engagement with and/or use of research in science education, including research students, academics, curriculum development agencies, assessment authorities, and policy makers. It will also be of interest to all classroom science teachers who seek to keep abreast of the latest research and development and thinking in their area of professional concern.

  • Following on from « Ce Salon à quoi tout se ramène »: Le Salon de peinture et de sculpture, 1791-1890, published in 2010 as an earlier volume in this series, this volume contains a selection of the papers given at the first major international conference to be held on the post-1789 Paris Fine Art Salon. Hosted by the University of Exeter in September 2013, the conference had its origins in the research project entitled Painting for the Salon? The French State, Artists and Academy, 1830-1852, funded in 2010-2012 by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council, and its purpose was to situate findings of this research within the wider framework of the Salon's nineteenth-century history. In this collection of twenty-three papers, fourteen in English, nine in French, established and new scholars of French art history examine the national and international artistic, political and cultural dimensions of the most important regular exhibition of contemporary art in the nineteenth-century world.

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