CATHOLIC THEOLOGY IN BRITAIN

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Nicholas Lash Essay Prize 2020-21

In memory of the late Professor Nicholas Lash, the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain is launching the Nicholas Lash Essay Prize.

Professor Lash was a leading Catholic theologian and author, and a founder and second President of the CTA. This prize aims to honour his contribution to theological life in this country and the Catholic community, and to encourage the work of early career researchers.

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Nicholas Lash 1934-2020

Long before I ever met Nicholas Lash I was a fan! It was Christmas 1977 and I had been given Voices of Authority by the local curate - ‘there were curates upon the earth in those days’ - as a Christmas present with the note: ‘a small book which I think you may enjoy reading!’ It was very short indeed (116 pages and just two and a half pages of notes), but how much was squeezed so eloquently into those pages. Quite apart from its content, it was a lesson that one could write cutting edge theology without cumbersome language and ostentatious displays of academic prowess. He could just say it all so simply, and yet he never retreated from the fact that faith is a matter of facing hard questions.

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