I love that someone from Durham University put the phrase, "Who is Matthias Scheeben" into Ask Jeeves and it led them to my blog. The short answer is that Matthias Scheeben is the man! A little longer of an answer is that he was the greatest theologian of the nineteenth century and one of the greatest theologians the Church has ever known.
Here is the Catholic Encyclopedia's bio of him.
Below are some previous posts on Scheeben:
The Scheeben Renewal: The Primacy of Christ
Balthasar on Nature and Grace in the Thought of Matthias Scheeben
What Does Grace Do?
The Nature of Christian Justification
Partakers of the Divine Nature
The Two Sense of Nature in St. Augustine's Theology
If you are interested in reading some Scheeben, two of his masterpieces have been re-released at very affordable prices. I highly recommend them:
The Mysteries of Christianity
Nature and Grace
Oh, and for the person who found my blog by searching the phrase "grace destroys nature," well, it doesn't.