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Nichols, Aidan

Works: 114 works in 389 publications in 3 languages and 16,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR115.A8, 230.2092
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Most widely held works about Aidan Nichols
Most widely held works by Aidan Nichols
The thought of Pope Benedict XVI an introduction to the theology of Joseph Ratzinger by Aidan Nichols( )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,378 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
Redeeming beauty soundings in sacral aesthetics by Aidan Nichols( )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,325 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 beautiful; and the difficulties of practising a sacral aesthetic, whether as producer or consumer, in an epoch when the visual arts themselves have left behind not only Church but for the greater part the public as well. The thought of theologians such as Augustine, Aquinas, Balthasar, Ratzinger, Bulgakov, Maritain and others is explored
Divine fruitfulness a guide through Balthasar's theology beyond the trilogy by Aidan Nichols( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Urs von Balthasar is emerging as a colossus of 20th century theology. More and more of his works are being translated. This volume gives a new perspective on von Balthasar, a contextualising of his trilogy and an illumination of his whole life and work
Lost in wonder essays on liturgy and the arts by Aidan Nichols( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 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( )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 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. 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
Light from the east authors and themes in Orthodox theology by Aidan Nichols( )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheed & Ward, London, 1995. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo. 2000. Paperback. Purple printed covers. A NEAR FINE copy. No owner name or internal markings. (Vi), 234 pages. Index. Author is Prior of the Dominican Community at Blackfriars, Cambridge. [Rosley Books for Theology and Church History.]
Scribe of the kingdom. essays on theology and culture by Aidan Nichols( )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discovering Aquinas : an introduction to his life, work, and influence by Aidan Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 694 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
A grammar of consent : the existence of God in Christian tradition by Aidan Nichols( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eschatology, death and eternal life by Benedict( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uiteenzetting over de rooms-katholieke eschatologie
Rome and the Eastern churches : a study in schism by Aidan Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 406 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 art of God incarnate : theology and image in Christian tradition by Aidan Nichols( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and French and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shape of Catholic theology : an introduction to its sources, principles, and history by Aidan Nichols( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No bloodless myth : a guide through Balthasar's dramatics by Aidan Nichols( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christendom awake : on re-energizing the church in culture by Aidan Nichols( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Latin clerk the life, work, and travels of Adrian Fortescue by Aidan Nichols( )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This biography of Adrian Fortescue presents an insightful look at a man, now perceived as an icon of Catholic traditionalism, facing a crisis of conscience over his affiliation with Liberal Catholicism and objections towards the intellectual conservatism of the papacy. The Latin Clerk thus reveals an interesting discord in Edwardian culture between theological doctrine and secular developments, and also reflects frequent tensions existing within the Roman Catholic Church of today, making the inner conflics of Fortescue pertinent to modern society. Not only will this book be of interest to hist
Yves Congar by Aidan Nichols( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theology in the Russian Diaspora : church, fathers, Eucharist in Nikolai Afanasʹev (1893-1966) by Aidan Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 268 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 )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theology of Joseph Ratzinger : an introductory study by Aidan Nichols( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Nichols, John Christopher
Nichols, John Christopher 1948-
English (176)
Italian (3)
French (3)