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Nichols, Aidan

Works: 129 works in 524 publications in 3 languages and 18,617 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: B765.T54, 230.2092
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Most widely held works by Aidan Nichols
Redeeming beauty : soundings in sacral aesthetics by Aidan Nichols( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,669 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
The thought of Pope Benedict XVI : an introduction to the theology of Joseph Ratzinger by Aidan Nichols( )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,593 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
Divine fruitfulness : a guide through Balthasar's theology beyond the trilogy by Aidan Nichols( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,548 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
Chalice of God : a systematic theology in outline by Aidan Nichols( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 846 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
All great art is praise : art and religion in John Ruskin by Aidan Nichols( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a long period of comparative neglect, John Ruskin began to attract, from the 1960s onward, a remarkable degree of critical interest. Although the formidably ample Library Edition of Ruskin's works will always constitute the primary basis for interpretation, source material is newly available in the form of letters and (in part) diaries, as well as through a scintillating body of modern comment to which All Great Art Is Praise seeks to contribute"--Jacket
The Latin clerk : the life, work, and travels of Adrian Fortescue by Aidan Nichols( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 792 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 historians and theologians, but it will also appeal to students of the Eastern Churches. Through a presentation of Fortescue's extensive work as an Orientalist and Liturgist, the reader may explore the riches of the ancient Eastern Churches, the Greek Fathers, and the history of the liturgy
The poet as believer : a theological study of Paul Claudel by Aidan Nichols( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 789 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
Lost in wonder : essays on liturgy and the arts by Aidan Nichols O P.( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 746 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
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 690 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
Light from the East : authors and themes in orthodox theology by Aidan Nichols( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 688 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( )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 681 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
Eschatology, death and eternal life by Benedict( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 448 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 )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is an introduction to Catholic theology designed both for the theological student and for the general reader willing to make a certain effort. After introducing the idea of theology adn the virtues desirable in the budding theologian, the bulk of the book falls intro the five sections: (1) the tole of philosophy in theology; (2) the use of the Bible in theology; (3) the resources of tradition, liturgy and sacred art; Fathers, Councils and Creeds; the sense of the faithful; (4) two 'aids to discernment in short history of Catholic theology from the New Testament to the present day. T
The art of God incarnate : theology and image in Christian tradition by Aidan Nichols( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is no rose : the Mariology of the Catholic Church by Aidan Nichols( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary continues to be a source of theological interest and concern for Catholics and Protestants alike. For Catholics, Mariology was codified in a set of dogmas over the centuries; yet many Catholics remain unaware of the biblical, historical, and theological matrix that gave rise to the magisterial teaching. Protestants, with some exceptions, remain skeptical of Marianism in Catholic theology, viewing such as intrusions upon biblical doctrine and faith or unnecessary accretions threatening of sound Christian theology. Aidan Nichols, OP, attempts to address this "puzzlement" of Mary. Working through the biblical, patristic, and medieval sources, Nichols introduces readers to the robust scriptural and theological bases for the Church's celebration of Mary in its doctrine and liturgy, alongside the work of the Councils and the magisterium, to argue for the crucial relevance of Mary in the theological articulation of the gospel, the celebration and practice of the liturgy, and the sacramental life of the Church. The present study aims to contribute to the revival of a more full-blooded Marian teaching and attempts to take the path set by resourcement theology in recovering the robust voice of witness to Mary
No bloodless myth : a guide through Balthasar's dramatics by Aidan Nichols( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following his acclaimed The Word Has Been Abroad: A Guide Through Balthasar's Aesthetics, Aidan Nichols summarizes and illuminates the five volume series Theo-Drama, which develops the heart of Balthasar's theological theory - his exploration of the Good and of the dramatic interplay of finite and infinite freedom."--BOOK JACKET
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 318 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."--Jacket
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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panther and the hind : a theological history of Anglicanism by Aidan Nichols( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The poet as believer : a theological study of Paul Claudel
The thought of Pope Benedict XVI : an introduction to the theology of Joseph RatzingerDivine fruitfulness : a guide through Balthasar's theology beyond the trilogyThe poet as believer : a theological study of Paul ClaudelLost in wonder : essays on liturgy and the artsDiscovering Aquinas : an introduction to his life, work, and influenceLight from the East : authors and themes in orthodox theologyScribe of the kingdom : essays on theology and cultureEschatology, death and eternal life
Alternative Names
Aidan Nichols British theologian

Nichols, John Christopher

Nichols, John Christopher 1948-

Nichols John Christopher Aidan

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