Canon’s book wins acclaim in the US

A book written by Canon Professor Emeritus Anthony Thiselton has received an award from an influential American magazine.

The Canon, who lives in High Road, Chilwell, wrote The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today.

Christianity Today, which has a readership of 250,000, gave the book its Award of Merit for 2014 in the category of theology.

Canon Thiselton, 76, said what started as a biblical study of the Holy Spirit became a historical study of the Spirit through the centuries.

The book, written in 2012, was Canon Thiselton’s 18th. He has since written another – Thiselton’s Companion to Christian Theology – which is due to be published in December or January.  Not content   with that, a 20th book, on systematic theology, is currently being written.

Five of his books have been translated into Korean, and one into Russian. Others are being translated into Indonesian and Portuguese (to be published in Brazil).

Canon Thiselton, who is the Associate Priest of Attenborough, used to lecture on systematic theology and the philosophy of religion at the University of Nottingham. He was also the Canon Theologian, appointed by a former Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, the Rt Revd George Cassidy.  

The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today is published by Eerdmans and SPCK and is available on Amazon.