Aidan Nichols, O.P.

Reverend Aidan Nichols, O.P. is the prior of the Dominican Priory of Saint Michael the Archangel, Cambridge, and a prolific theologian. He is a scholar of the theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar and of the Russian theological tradition, among other schools of thought.

Articles by Aidan Nichols, O.P.

Contemplating the Kingdom: The Need for Re-Iconization in Our Own Time

Church architecture has joined the disputed issues of contemporary Western Catholicism. Indeed, one commentator, the American Michael Rose, does not scruple to speak about “architectural culture wars” in progress today.1 That the same author can vary that phrase by introducing, in place of “architectural,” the neologism “archi-liturgical” should alert us to a fairly obvious fact.2 The debate about architecture is as organically connected with dispute about the liturgy as a Modernist church in the twentieth-century International style is disconnected from the traditional modalities of Catholic worship.