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. 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.
About the Author
Aidan Nichols is an English Dominican who has taught in various countries; John Paul II Memorial Lecturer in Roman Catholic Theology at the University of Oxford 2006-8; author of some 40 books on different aspects of theology (including Redeeming Beauty: Soundings in Sacral Aesthetics, Ashgate).