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Nichols, Aidan

Works: 135 works in 571 publications in 2 languages and 20,169 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, 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( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 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
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 1,648 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( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,607 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( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 912 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
The Latin clerk : the life, work, and travels of Adrian Fortescue by Aidan Nichols( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 905 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
All great art is praise : art and religion in John Ruskin by Aidan Nichols( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 896 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 poet as believer : a theological study of Paul Claudel by Aidan Nichols( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 792 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( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A title that 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
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 691 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 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scribe of the kingdom : essays on theology and culture by Aidan Nichols( )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 673 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
A grammar of consent : the existence of God in Christian tradition by Aidan Nichols( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eschatology, death and eternal life by Benedict( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 516 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 465 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
Rome and the Eastern churches : a study in schism by Aidan Nichols( Book )

18 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 )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 420 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 )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 331 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."--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 315 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
Theology in the Russian Diaspora : church, fathers, Eucharist in Nikolai Afanasʹev (1893-1966) by Aidan Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 295 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
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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 académicu británicu

Aidan Nichols British theologian

Aidan Nichols Brits academicus

Aidan Nichols teólogo británico

Nichols, John Christopher

Nichols, John Christopher 1948-

Nichols John Christopher Aidan

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