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Christ, Ethics and Tragedy
Essays in Honour of Donald MacKinnon


Donald MacKinnon, Richard Roberts, Fergus Kerr, Patrick Sherry, Roger White, Rowan Williams, Kenneth Surin, David F. Ford, Brian Hebblethwaite, Barrie Paskins, John Milbank, Stanley Hauerwas
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  • Date Published: February 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521050241

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  • Donald MacKinnon, Emeritus Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, has been the most influential philosopher of religion in Britain during the twentieth century. His work has ranged widely, covering such topics as the metaphysics of Aristotle, the ethical significance of tragedy, Kant's epistemology, Christology, the relations between Marxism and Christianity, and trinitarian reflection. The essays in this volume constitute the proceedings of a conference on MacKinnon's work, held in Cambridge in 1986. They take as their starting point the writings of Professor MacKinnon, and are presented to him by colleagues, students and friends on his seventy-fifth birthday. This multi-contributor volume covers such topics as: the relation between Barth's theology and MacKinnon's thought; the controversy between realism and idealism; Trinity and ontology; incarnation and kenosis; the problem of evil; and MacKinnon and ethical reflections.

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    • Date Published: February 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521050241
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.298kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Donald MacKinnon
    1. Theological rhetoric and moral passion in the light of MacKinnon's 'Barth' Richard Roberts
    2. Idealism and realism: an old controversy dissolved Fergus Kerr
    3. Modes of representation and likeness to God Patrick Sherry
    4. MacKinnon and the parables Roger White
    5. Trinity and ontology Rowan Williams
    6. Some aspects of the 'grammar' of 'incarnation' and 'kenosis': reflections prompted by the writings of Donald MacKinnon Kenneth Surin
    7. Tragedy and atonement David F. Ford
    8. MacKinnon and the problem of evil Brian Hebblethwaite
    9. Pride and international relations Barrie Paskins
    10. 'Between purgation and illumination': a critique of the theology of right John Milbank
    11. On being 'placed' by John Milbank: a response Stanley Hauerwas
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Editor

    Kenneth Surin, Duke University, North Carolina


    Donald MacKinnon, Richard Roberts, Fergus Kerr, Patrick Sherry, Roger White, Rowan Williams, Kenneth Surin, David F. Ford, Brian Hebblethwaite, Barrie Paskins, John Milbank, Stanley Hauerwas

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