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Nichols, Aidan

Overview
Works: 116 works in 466 publications in 4 languages and 18,360 library holdings
Genres: History  Church 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 696 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 424 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 )

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

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 396 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 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redeeming beauty : soundings in sacral aesthetics by Aidan Nichols( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 307 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
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 307 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
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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theology of Joseph Ratzinger : an introductory study by Aidan Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 266 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

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

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and German and held by 247 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 205 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
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 163 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 140 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
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 )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 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 (218)

Italian (6)

French (4)

German (1)

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 historyRedeeming beauty : soundings in sacral aestheticsChristendom awake : on re-energizing the church in cultureFrom 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