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1. Dr. Terry NicholsBelovedHusband,Father,Grandfather,Brother,Colleague,andFriend1941-2014 2. Hehelpedsomanypeoplewhoareotherwiseinvisibleandseeminglyinsignificantintheeyesoftheworld.AllTerryeverdidwasgive,withoutaskingforanythinginreturn.Anonymouscolleague 3. Young Scholar 4. Terrywasamanofhonor,dignityandcompassionandagreatrepresentativeofmoralandhighvalues,afriend,ateacherthatwillbemissed.AhmadYassine 5. Beloved Husband 6. Iwillneverforgetthekindnessandcompassionthatyou[Mabel]andTerryshowedtomewhenIlivedinSaintPaul.Terrywasadeeplyhonorable,generous,sincere,andreflectivepersonitisdifficulttobelievethatheisgone.Anonymouscolleague 7. Family 8. Muslim-Christian Dialogue 9. Terrywasmyfriend,mymentor,andamanofgreatcharacter.HisloveofGodandforhisneighborexemplifiedwhatatruefollowerofJesusChristshouldbe.OdehA.Muhawesh 10. HealwaysinsistedthatIcallhimTerryandIalwaysinsistedoncallinghimMr.Nichols.KhaledSharafuddin 11. WhenheheardthatIwasfromIranandfollowedtheBahaiFaith,hewasveryinterestedintalkingwithmeaboutmybelief.Westartedadialogueaboutunity,peace,andtheonenessofreligions.CheriShakiban 12. ItsstrikingtomeasaCatholictheologianthatweteachaboutGodfromtheHebrewandChristianscripturesbutignoretheperceptionofGodinIslam....[T]heseMuslimtheologianswithwhomweareinconversationaretryingtodothesamethingintheirworldthatweChristiantheologiansaretryingtodoinourworld:toteachpeopleaboutGod,whatGodexpectsofus,andhowwecomebacktofellowshipwithGod.Wearefellowworkersindifferentvineyards.So,asChristiantheologians,IthinkIhavealottolearnfromourMuslimcolleagues;theyareexploringthesameterritoryweare,fromwithinadifferenttradition.TerenceNichols,fromTheHopeofMuslimChristianDialogue,March4,2014(Terryslastpubliclecture) 13. Author 14. Ofcourse,heavenisamystery.Thereismuchaboutitwecannotknowbutwilldiscoveronlywhenwearrive.Butitisnottruethatweknownothingaboutheavenorabouttheafterlife.WeknowwewillbewithGodandthesaintsinacommunionoflove.ThatisandhasalwaysbeenthehopeofChristiansandofthechurch,anditisthatgreathopethatallowsustoliveinthepresentwithjoy.TerenceNicholsfromDeathandAfterlife:ATheologicalIntroduction 15. Eventhepoorest,mostabandonedpersoncanexperiencethetransformingpowerofGodsgrace.ThisisthegoodnewsofthegospelnotjustthatwewillbehappywithGodintheafterlife,butthatwecanbehappywithGodrightnow,howeverdesperateoursituation.TerenceNichols,fromTheSacredCosmos:ChristianFaithandtheChallengeofNaturalism 16. [T]hepurposeoftheChurchistobringabouttheunionofhumanbeingswithGodandwithoneanotherthroughChrist....ThusthesocialstructureoftheChurchoughttobesuchastobringaboutaunitybetweenGodandhumanbeingsandalsotofosterarealunityamongpersons.TerenceNichols,fromThatAllMayBeOne:HierarchyandParticipationintheChurch 17. Full-Service Chair 18. Hewasauniversalfixer.IfthereisanythingthatcouldbefixedinthekingdomofGod,hemustbefixingitatthemoment.Ifitturnsoutthatthereisnothingtofixinheaven,hemightbedisappointed.Anonymouscolleague 19. Terrywasperhapsthemostintense,brilliant,andcompassionatepersonIevermet.DarrellFasching,ProfessorEmeritus,UniversityofSouthFlorida 20. Teacher 21. Dr.Nicholswasafantasticteacher,awonderfulspiritualmentor,andatrulyterrificfriendtome.IamsurethatIwillneverforgetallofthethingshetaughtme,andforaslongasIliveIwillbeturningbacktohiswordstoguidemeinthroughtrouble.WilliamStrand 22. Dr.Nicholswasanextraordinarymanwithextraordinarycourageandapassionforknowledge.Hewasconsumedwithcuriosityabouttheworldaroundhim,andhesimplyhadtoshareit.MadelineSzempruch,USTstudent 23. Dr. Terry Nichols