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Nichols, Aidan

Overview
Works: 116 works in 471 publications in 3 languages and 17,687 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction
Classifications: B765.T54, 230.2092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Aidan Nichols
Discovering Aquinas : an introduction to his life, work, and influence by Aidan Nichols( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Aquinas is one the great figures of the Christian church, and his ideas continue to have a powerful effect on theologians and contemporary thinkers from very different backgrounds and traditions. In Discovering Aquinas Aidan Nichols offers a lively and authoritative introduction to the life, thought, and ongoing influence of this singular churchman. After a lengthy period of declining interest in Aquinas, we are now witnessing a Thomistic renaissance, including a renewed appreciation for the way his work brings together philosophy, theology, spirituality, revelation, and ethics. After first introducing the compelling facts of Aquinas's life in relation to his own time, Nichols explores the major facets of Aquinas's thought, showing not only its historical importance but also why so many today now see it as a vital partner in current debates about the future of Christianity
Eschatology, death and eternal life by Benedict( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome and the Eastern churches : a study in schism by Aidan Nichols( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a systematic account of the origins, development and recent history of the relations between Rome and all separated Eastern Christians
The shape of Catholic theology : an introduction to its sources, principles, and history by Aidan Nichols( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of God incarnate : theology and image in Christian tradition by Aidan Nichols( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of consent : the existence of God in Christian tradition by Aidan Nichols( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christendom awake : on re-energizing the church in culture by Aidan Nichols( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why has the Christian Church become so inconsequential today? What must happen for it to reclaim the influence it once had? In Christendom Awake a renowned Catholic theologian argues that if the Church is to again become a vital social force, it must regain confidence in its ability to transform daily life."-- Book jacket
Redeeming beauty : soundings in sacral aesthetics by Aidan Nichols( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redeeming Beauty explores the richness of orthodox Christian tradition, both Western and Eastern, in matters of 'sacral aesthetics' - a term used to denote the foundations, production and experience of religiously relevant beauty. Aidan Nichols investigates five principal themes: the foundation of beauty in the natural order through divine creative action; explicitly 'evangelical' beauty as a quality of biblical revelation and notably at its climax in Christ; the legitimacy of making and venerating artworks; qualities of the self in relation to objective presentation of the religiously beautif
Yves Congar by Aidan Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Newman to Congar : the idea of doctrinal development from the Victorians to the Second Vatican Council by Aidan Nichols( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology in the Russian Diaspora : church, fathers, Eucharist in Nikolai Afanasʹev (1893-1966) by Aidan Nichols( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author at the centre of this study, Russian priest-theologian Nikolai Nikolaevich Afanas'ev, was perhaps the most influential thinker about the Church Russia has produced. In Aidan Nichols's careful evaluation, he emerges as a key figure in the rapprochement of Christian East and West, and most notably of the Orthodox and Catholic churches. Nichols illustrates how Afanas'ev has been influential in two key respects: first of all in his conviction that the Eucharist constitutes the foundation of the whole Church; and secondly in his contribution to an Orthodox understanding of the role of the Roman Church and bishop in the context of a united Church. Afanas'ev's achievements are seen to have continuing relevance in view of the inauguration of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue at the monastery of St John on Patmos in 1980, and the importance of his thinking in terms of contemporary ecumenism becomes clear. It is to such a reappraisal that this book - concerned as it is with how Russian orthodoxy understands the Church - is devoted, in the hope of an eventual restoration of unity between the Orthodox of all the Russias and the see of Rome
The theology of Joseph Ratzinger : an introductory study by Aidan Nichols( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word has been abroad : a guide through Balthasar's aesthetics by Aidan Nichols( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine fruitfulness : a guide through Balthasar's theology beyond the trilogy by Aidan Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Urs von Balthasar is emerging as a colossus of twentieth-century theology. More and more of his works are being translated. € But as yet he is mainly known only through his great multi-volume trilogy 'Glory', 'Theo-Drama' and Theo-Logic'. € Aidan Nichols has treated each part of the trilogy and the€early works€in his widely acclaimed 'Introduction to Hans Urs von Balthasar'. € In this final volume he explores all von Balthasar's€later works. Many of these works are extremely important, although several are as yet untranslated and several as yet almost unknown
The thought of Pope Benedict XVI : an introduction to the theology of Joseph Ratzinger by Aidan Nichols( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nichols' timely book is the first full-scale investigation of Joseph Ratzinger's theology in its development from the 1950s to present day. This new edition provides an amplification of the existing chapters and two wholly new chapters devoted to Ratzinger's writings on Judaism, Islam, and other religions, as well as secularization and the future of Europe
Lost in wonder : essays on liturgy and the arts by Aidan Nichols( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the liturgy as the manifestation by cultic signs of Christian revelation, the 'setting' of the Liturgy in terms of architectural space, iconography and music, and the poetic response which the revelation the liturgy carries can produce. Nichols makes the case for Christianity's capacity to inspire high culture - both in principle and through well-chosen historical examples which draw on the best in Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism
The poet as believer : a theological study of Paul Claudel by Aidan Nichols( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive study of the theological significance of Paul Claudel, a poet frequently cited by literary-minded theologians in Europe and theologically-minded poets (such as von Balthasar, de Lubac and Eliot). His writing combines cosmology and history, Bible and metaphysics, liturgy and the drama of human personality. His work, which continues to arouse discussion in France, was acclaimed in his lifetime as the 'summa poetica' of a new Dante. Aidan Nichols' study demonstrates how Claudel's oeuvre, which is not only poetry but theatre and prose including biblical commentaries, constitutes a rich resource for constructive doctrine, liturgical preaching, and theological reflection. As the comparable example of Geoffrey Hill, Professor of Poetry at Oxford suggests, Aidan Nichols illuminates how Claudel's synthesis of many dimensions remains an important way of practising poetry in the Christian tradition today
Chalice of God : a systematic theology in outline by Aidan Nichols( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of a distinguished theological career, Aidan Nichols has produced an array of masterful contributions to the fields of systematic theology, ecclesiology, theological aesthetics, ecumenism, liturgy, and Scripture. Now, in Chalice of God, he attempts to synthesize a lifetime of research, teaching, and scholarly reflection in a book that is both rigorously academic and intensely personal. This is Nichols theological manifesto for the twenty-first century. Drawing together the insights of high scholasticism, the mid-twentieth-century ressourcement movement, a holistic reading of Scripture typical of the best patristic exegesis, and the liturgical tradition and iconography of both East and West, he presents a sound architecture for contemporary Catholic theology. Chalice of God promises to enrich and challenge those who engage in the enterprise of theology for years to come."--Publisher's description
Light from the East : authors and themes in orthodox theology by Aidan Nichols( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Scribe of the Kingdom: Essays on Theology and Culture by Aidan Nichols( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aidan Nichols opens his major two-colume study of theology and culture with a powerful statement of the 'intelligent conservatism' which he sees, not as one way of being Catholic among others, but as the very teaching of Jesus Christ. The 'intelligent conservative' is, indeed, the 'scribe of the Kingdom' described in our Lord's parable; 'Every scribe who has bene trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a housekeeper who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old'. (Mt 13:52.) Fr Nichols distinguishes three elements in thsi approach. First, it combines openned to the new with fide
 
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Discovering Aquinas : an introduction to his life, work, and influence
Alternative Names
Aidan Nichols British theologian

Nichols, John Christopher

Nichols, John Christopher 1948-

Languages
English (217)

Italian (6)

French (4)

Covers
Eschatology, death and eternal lifeRome and the Eastern churches : a study in schismThe shape of Catholic theology : an introduction to its sources, principles, and historyChristendom awake : on re-energizing the church in cultureRedeeming beauty : soundings in sacral aestheticsFrom Newman to Congar : the idea of doctrinal development from the Victorians to the Second Vatican CouncilTheology in the Russian Diaspora : church, fathers, Eucharist in Nikolai Afanasʹev (1893-1966)The word has been abroad : a guide through Balthasar's aesthetics