Skip to content
FREE delivery on all UK orders over £75.00
FREE delivery on all UK orders over £75.00
Worldwide shipping!
Worldwide shipping!

The Word Invites, A Spiritual Theology, by Fr Aidan Nichols

SKU GW-9780852449073

The Word Invites, A Spiritual Theology. This accessible little book is a study of spiritual theology, and so a reflection on the spiritual life as found in Christianity. Christian spirituality embodies in personal living the biblical revelation received in the Church of the Fathers and transmitted to its successors in every age. Like everything else in Christian doctrine and practice, Christian spirituality depends on Scripture and Tradition – the two intrinsically inter-related ways in which that revelation is communicated. – Using a fusion of sources – Catholic and Orthodox, Latin and Byzantine – Aidan Nichols breaks open Spiritual Theology through eight essential themes: the Word of God as Source; the Liturgy as the Context; Meditation and contemplation; Principles of Asceticism; Asceticism – monastic, lay, and ‘pastoral’; Purification; Illumination; Union. Christian spirituality is biblical in its source, it is liturgical in its context, it is ascetical in its development, and it is mystical in its outcome.  ‘Mystical’ is a strong word, but the Dominican school does not accept the opinion that this final issue of spirituality is extra-ordinary - in the words of Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, theologically speaking it is ‘eminent, but normal’. These four adjectives – biblical, liturgical, ascetical and mystical – explain the structure of this present book and its contents too.

Author: Aidan Nichols
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 148
Date Published: Apr 2019
Dimensions: 142 x 216mm
Publisher: Gracewing
ISBN: 9780852449073