Nicholas Lash is Emeritus Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. His many books include Believing Three Ways in One God and Easter in Ordinary, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
"Lash has always seen the task of the theologian as the exercise of
unflagging intellectual and spiritual guardianship of belief in and
fidelity to God as God, and not as something else. To this end the
instruments of theological thought-a clear and modest terminology,
for example, coherent argument, and knowledge of the long history
of 'faith's quest for understanding'-must be kept clean and sharp.
This book shows over and over again how good at this vital (living
as well as necessary) maintenance of the toolbox Lash has been and
is. . . . Lash's writing is never dull, always crisp and clear, and
sometimes diamond-brilliant." -Times Literary Supplement
"Nicholas Lash's new collection of essays revisits a recurring thesis of his work: that our words, concepts, discourse about God are not God as some entity or God who can be treated as some thing subject to empirical enquiry, but rather the God of our worship and liturgy. Consequently it is the primary job of theology and of the theologian to seek to reflect on that which is enacted in worship." -Theology