The Shape of Catholic Theology
By (author) Aidan Nichols
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Shape of Catholic Theology by Aidan Nichols
Book DescriptionThis 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. The conclusion considers the features of pluralism and unity which should typify Catholic theology as a whole and suggests how unity may avoid becoming uniformity without pluralism becoming anarchy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780860123576
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Burns & Oates Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Aidan Nichols
Aidan Nichols entered the Dominican Order in 1970, and has since worked in Edinburgh, Oslo, Rome and Cambridge, where he now lives. His other publications include "The Art of God Incarnate" and "The Shape of Catholic Theology," among others.
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