Nicholas Lash (1934-2020), Roman Catholic theologian, b. in Lansdowne, India, based in Cambridge, UK.
This has been a passion project of mine. I’m not aware of any previously published bibliographies on Lash, so I’ve set about compiling one for myself. It’s been reported that Lash has published between 350 and 400 works; I haven’t been able to find that many, and I have reason to doubt those figures (my count is nearer 300). It is entirely possible though that some pieces have slipped through my fingers, so if you’re aware of any omissions, please leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list. It’d be much appreciated.
I. Primary Works
- His Presence in the World: A Study in Eucharistic Worship and Theology. Dayton, OH: Pflaum Press, 1968. [Reprinted, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005.]
- Change in Focus: A Study of Doctrinal Change and Continuity. London: Sheed & Ward, 1973.
- Newman on Development: The Search for an Explanation in History. Shepherdstown, WV: Patmos Press, 1975.
- Voices of Authority. London: Sheed & Ward, 1976. [Reprinted, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005.]
- A Matter of Hope: A Theologian’s Reflections on the Thought of Karl Marx. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1981.
- Easter in Ordinary: Reflections on Human Experience and the Knowledge of God. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988.
- Believing Three Ways in One God: A Reading of the Apostles’ Creed. London: SCM Press, 1992.
- Holiness, Speech and Silence: Reflections on the Question of God. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004.
B. Essay Collections
- Theology on Dover Beach. New York: Paulist Press, 1979. [Reprinted, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005.]
- Theology on the Way to Emmaus. London. SCM Press, 1986. [Reprinted, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005.]
- The Beginning and the End of ‘Religion.’ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Seeing in the Dark: University Sermons. London: Darton, Longman, & Todd, 2005.
- Theology for Pilgrims. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008.
C. Edited Volumes
- Doctrinal Development and Christian Unity. London: Sheed & Ward, 1967. [Republished as …until He Comes: A Study in the Progress toward Christian Unity. Dayton, OH: Pflaum Press, 1968.]
- co-editor with Joseph Rhymer. The Christian Priesthood. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1970.
- co-editor with David Tracy. Concilium: Cosmology and Theology. (1983 / no. 6).
- co-editor with Sean Freyne. Concilium: Is the World Ending? (1998 / no. 4).
- “Dogmas and Doctrinal Progress.” In Doctrinal Development and Christian Unity, edited by Nicholas Lash, 3-33. London: Sheed & Ward, 1967.
- “Priest or Presbyter?” In Authority in a Changing Church: Papers from the 1967 Spode House Conference, 72-102. London: Sheed and Ward, 1968.
- “The Church through whom God Addresses this Man.” In The Church is Mission: Papers from the 1968 Navan National Mission Study Week, 40-59. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1969.
- “The Eucharist and Community (I).” In Understanding the Eucharist: Papers of the 1968 Maynooth Union Summer School, edited by Patrick McGoldrick, 111-114. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1969.
- “New Forms of Liturgy.” In Understanding the Eucharist: Papers of the 1968 Maynooth Union Summer School, edited by Patrick McGoldrick, 179-185. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1969.
- “Acts.” In Luke, edited by Duncan Macpherson, 111-155. London: Sheed and Ward, 1971.
- “Credal Affirmation as a Criterion of Church Membership.” In Church Membership and Intercommunion, edited by John Kent and Robert Murray, 51-73. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1973.
- “What Light can Newman’s Essay on Development Cast Today on the Problem of Papal Infallibility.” In Newman Studien, Neunte Folge, edited by Heinrich Fries and Werner Becker, 107-118. Nürnberg: Glock und Lutz, 1974.
- “Method and Cultural Discontinuity.” In Looking at Lonergan’s Method, edited by Patrick Corcoran, 127-143. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1975.
- “Modernism, Aggiornamento and the Night Battle.” In Bishops and Writers: Aspects of the Evolution of Modern English Catholicism, edited by Adrian Hastings, 51-79. Wheathampstead, UK: Anthony Clarke, 1977.
- “Doing Theology on Dover Beach.” Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1978. [Republished in Theology on Dover Beach, 3-23.]
- “Literature and Theory: Did Newman have a ‘Theory’ of Development?” Newman and Gladstone, edited by James D. Bastable, 161-175. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 1978.
- Introduction to A Grammar of Assent, by John Henry Newman, 1-21. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1979.
- “Interpretation and Imagination.” In Incarnation and Myth: the Debate Continued, edited by M. D. Goulder, 19-26. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.
- “Jesus and the Meaning of ‘God’: a Comment.” In Incarnation and Myth: the Debate Continued, edited by M. D. Goulder, 41-42. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.
- “What sort of Evidence?” In Incarnation and Myth: the Debate Continued, edited by M. D. Goulder, 63. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.
- “Christology and the Future of Truth.” In Incarnation and Myth: the Debate Continued, edited by M. D. Goulder, 224-232. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.
- “Responsibilities of the Theologian.” In Newman Studien, Elfte Folge, edited by Heinrich Fries, Werner Becker, Gunter Biemer, 159-171. Nürnberg: Glock und Lutz, 1980. [Previously published as “Life, Language and Organization: Aspects of the Theological Ministry,” in Theology on Dover Beach, 89-108.]
- “Up and Down in Christology.” In New Studies in Theology, Vol I, edited by S. W. Sykes and J. D. Holmes, 31-46. London: Duckworth, 1980.
- “Theory, Theology and Ideology.” In The Sciences and Theology in the Twentieth Century, edited by A. R. Peacocke, 209-28. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1981. [Reprinted in Theology on the Way to Emmaus, 120-138.]
- “What Might Martyrdom Mean?” In Suffering and Martyrdom in the New Testament, edited by W. Horbury and B. McNeil, 183-98. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. [Republished in Ex auditu 1, no. 1 (1985): 14-24; and Theology on the Way to Emmaus, 75-92.]
- “Ideology, Metaphor and Analogy.” In The Philosophical Frontiers of Christian Theology, edited by Stewart R. Sutherland and Brian Hebblethwaite, 68-94. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982. [Republished in Why Narrative? edited by Stanley Hauerwas and L. Gregory Jones, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989), 113-137; and Theology on the Way to Emmaus, 95-119.]
- “Production and Prospect: Reflections on Christian Hope and Original Sin.” In Evolution and Creation, edited by E. McMullin, 273-289. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
- “Observation, Revelation, and the Posterity of Noah.” In Physics, Philosophy, and Theology, edited by Robert J. Russell, William R. Stoeger, and George V. Coyne, 203-215. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988. [Republished in The Beginning and the End of ‘Religion’, 75-92.]
- “Possibilité Et Modalités d’Un Enseignement Religieux Dans La Société Actuelle, Sécularisée Et Pluraliste.” In Evangile et culture européenne à la fin du XXe siècle, edited by A.G. Weiler, Conrad van der Bruggen, and Lucien Morren, 129-135. Louvain-la-Neuve: Academia, 1988.
- “Incarnation and Determinate Freedom.” In On Freedom, edited by Leroy S. Rouner, 15-29. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989. [Republished in The Beginning and the End of ‘Religion’, 237-251.]
- “Paganism and the Politics of Evangelization.” In The Future of Liberation Theology: Essays in Honor of Gustavo Gutierrez, edited by Marc. H. Ellis and Otto Maduro, 154-164. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1989.
- “When did the Theologians Lose Interest in Theology?” In Theology and Dialogue: Essays in Conversation with George Lindbeck, edited by Bruce D. Marshall, 131-147. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990. [Republished in The Beginning and the End of ‘Religion’, 132-149.]
- “Newman and A. Firmin.” In John Henry Newman and Modernism, edited by Arthur H. Jenkins and Lothar Kuld, 56-73. Sigmaringendorf, Germany: Glock & Lutz, 1990.
- “Tides and Twilight: Newman since Vatican II.” In Newman after a Hundred Years, edited by Ian Ker and Alan G. Hill, 447-464. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990.
- “Conversation in Gethsemane.” In Radical Pluralism and Truth: David Tracy and the Humanities of Religion, edited by Werner G. Jeanrond and Jennifer L. Rilke, 51-61. New York: Crossroad, 1991.
- “Flux, Reflux Et Crépuscule: Newman Depuis Vatican II.” Newman et l’histoire: Actes du colloque 1990 de l’Association française des amis de John Henry Newman, edited by Claude Lebelley and Paul Veyriras, 257-278. Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 1992.
- “Adler Und Schafe: Christentum und Öffentliche Ordnung jenseits der Moderne.” In Kirche und Theologie im kulturellen Dialog, edited by Bernhard Fraling, Helmut Hoping, and Juan Carlos Scannone, trans., Reinhild Fliethmann and Thomas Fliethmann, 61-75. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 1994. [Republished as “Eagles and Sheep: Christianity and the Public Order Beyond Modernity,” in The Beginning and the End of ‘Religion’, 219-236.]
- “Beyond the End of History.” In Why Theology?, edited by Claude Geffre and Werner G. Jeanrond, 47-56. Maryknoll, NY: SCM Press, 1994. [Republished in The Beginning and the End of ‘Religion’, 252-264.]
- “Amongst Strangers and Friends: Thinking of God in our Current Confusion.” In Finding God in All Things: Essays in Honor of Michael J. Buckley, edited by Michael J. Himes and Stephen J. Pope, 53-67. New York: Crossroad, 1996. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 36-51.]
- “Sebastiano in Pallara: A Pilgrim’s Tale.” In Jesus Crucified and Risen: Essays in Spirituality and Theology in honor of Dom Sebastian Moore, edited by William P. Loewe and Vernon J. Gregson, 1-12. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1998. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 167-178.]
- “Recovering Contingency.” In Consciousness and Human Identity, edited by John Cornwell, 197-211. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 52-67.]
- “Attending in Wonder to the World: The Common Responsibility of Christian Theology and the Natural Sciences.” In Science and Theology: Twin Sisters?, edited by Niels Henrik Gregersen, Kees van Kooten Niekerk and Knud Ochsner, 1-24. Aarhus: University of Aarhus Press, 2002.
- “Authors, Authority and Authorization.” In Authority in the Roman Catholic Church: Theory and Practice, edited by Bernard Hoose, 59-71. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002.
- “ ‘Visio Unica et Ordinata Scientiae’?” In Restoring Faith in Reason, edited by Laurence Paul Hemming and Susan Frank Parsons, 225-37. London: SCM Press, 2002. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 85-95.]
- “Vatican II—Of Happy Memory and Hope?” In Unfinished Journey: the Church 40 Years after Vatican II: Essays for John Wilkins, edited by Austen Ivereigh, 1-13. New York, Continuum, 2003. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 227-239.]
- “Conversation in Context.” In Between Poetry and Politics: Essays in Honour of Edna McDonagh, edited by Linda Hogan and Barbara FitzGerald, 51-66. Dublin: The Columba Press, 2003. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 153-166.]
- Preface to Conversing with Barth, edited by John C. McDowell and Mike Higton, viii-ix. London: Ashgate, 2004.
- “Road-Signs: Reflections on the Christian Doctrine of God.” In Faith, Word and Culture, edited by Liam Bergin, 98-115. Dublin: Columbia Press, 2004.
- “ ‘An Immense Darkness’ and the Tasks of Theology.” In God, Truth, and Witness: Engaging Stanley Hauerwas, edited by L. Gregory Jones, Reinhard Hütter, and C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, 257-279. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2005. [Republished in Theology for Pilgrims, 98-122.]
- “The Question of God Today.” In Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology: Reason, Meaning and Experience, edited by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Martin Warner, 129-144. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2007.
- “The Church—A School of Wisdom?” In Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning: Exploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism, edited by Paul Murray and Luca B. Confalonieri, 63-77. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
- “Thinking, Attending, Praying.” In Philosophers and God: At the Frontiers of Faith and Reason, edited by Michael McGhee and John Cornwell, 39-50. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009.
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Nicholas Lash died on 11th July. I am his widow and am extremely grateful for this as I can’t find a complete list of his articles among his papers. Would you be prepared to send me a usable copy of this to include on a website our son is constructing in his memory?