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Wills, Garry

Summary: An examination of Christianity's place in American life through history, from the Puritans to the administration of George W. Bush. The struggle within American Christianity, historian Wills argues, has been between the head and the heart: reason and emotion, Enlightenment and Evangelism. 18th century America saw a religious revolution--an Enlightenment culture emerged whose hallmarks were...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 277.3 WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: "In "Negro President" historian Garry Wills explores a pivotal moment in American history through the lens of Thomas Jefferson and the now largely forgotten Timothy Pickering, and "prods readers to appreciate essential aspects of our distressed but well-intentioned representative democracy" (Chicago Tribune).".

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.0973 WIL

Wills, Garry

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Publisher / Publication Date: 1970

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Wills, Garry

Summary: For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the fresh, keen eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis has won him a Pulitzer Prize, Gary Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom and God. Saint...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUGUSTINE WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: A study of the three operas that Verdi adapted from Shakespeare: Macbeth, Otello, and Falstaff.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: In this examination of the life of a founding father, renowned historian Wills takes a fresh look at the life of James Madison, from his rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation of the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books/Henry Holt 2002

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Wills, Garry

Summary: Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur'an Meant, Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur'an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur'an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 297 WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: Garry Wills, the prizewinning historian, argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with bad consequences, more often with good, good enough to make it perdure. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious changes that have taken place (or are taking place) within the last century. None of them...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 282 WIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 WIL

Wills, Garry

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Publisher / Publication Date: 1968

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 WIL

Wills, Garry

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.K. Hall 2000

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Wills, Garry

Summary: Chronicles the history of the Catholic Church and its hierarchy from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the Church's devious practices and stubborn resistance to the truth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 262.13 WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 262.13 Wills 2000

Wills, Garry

Summary: Examines the goals, methods, and styles of the evangelists and how these shaped the gospels' messages. The earliest book, Mark, emphasizes Jesus the sufferer; in Matthew, Jesus the teacher; in Luke, Jesus the reconciler; and in John, Jesus the mystic.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 226.06 WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: The author recounts his own experiences as a Jesuit seminarian and a Catholic layman, traces the origins of the papacy and explains why this often fallible institution is not the same as the Church, and discusses the Apostle's Creed.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2002

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WILLS, GARRY

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Publisher / Publication Date: SIMON 0000

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Wills, Garry

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1992

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Wills, Garry

Summary: "Shakespeare's plays abound with kings and leaders who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra, Richard III, Othello, and many others. Such self-dramatizing characters appear in the work of other playwrights of the era as well, Marlowe's Edward II and Tamburlaine among them. But Elizabethan playwrights were not alone in realizing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.3 WIL

Wills, Garry

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JEF

Wills, Garry

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.1 WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: In what are billed as "culture wars," people on the political right and the political left cite Jesus as endorsing their views. Wills argues that Jesus subscribed to no political program--He was far more radical than that. It is only by dodges and evasions that people misrepresent what Jesus plainly had to say against power, the wealthy, and religion itself. Jesus came from the working class,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 232 WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 232 Wills

Augustine

Summary: In this book, which corresponds to Book Ten of the Confessiones, Augustine pursues his meditation on the self and his intimate testimony to God by moving from his life before baptism to his entrance into a holy life and embrace of the Trinity, the celebration of which will occupy him for the remaining chapters. Augustine contemplates this transition within his own memory, for to him, the "vast...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

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Augustine

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2004

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Augustine

Summary: According to Garry Wills, most readers of Augustine interpret his meditation on sin in the Confessiones as an indication of his obsession with sex. But as Wills suggests in his discussion of book two of Augustine's influential work, sexual transgression is not Augustine's main focus as he reflects on the nature of human sinfulness. Instead, Augustine seeks to understand man's power to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 WIL

Summary: The complete third season of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone," featuring thirty-seven episodes aired in 1961-62.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWI