Theology of John Macquarrie (1919-2007) A Comprehensive and Contextual Exploration

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Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship
Contribution to Scholarship:
This is the only book on John Macquarrie to provide a comprehensive and contextual account of his theology This work also as situate Macquarrie broadly within the tradition of Anglican theology, and, to a more limited extent, Roman Catholic theology.


“While Cummings deals with various critics of Macquarrie's theology, he writes in the same irenic tone and spirit that characterized Macquarrie's own approach to theological discussion. Reading this book, you are in the hands of a guide you can trust.” – Prof Thomas E. Hosinski, University of Portland

“. . captures that richness and variety of Macquarrie’s theology.” – Prof. Santiago Sia Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology

“[This work] is no uncritical hagiography, but a perceptive and critical engagement with Macquarrie’s thought. Both the scholar of Macquarrie’s thought and a student coming to Macquarrie for the first time will find Cummings’ book both a stimulating, thought-provoking study of the strengths and weaknesses of Macquarrie’s theology. Mystical Macquarrie is, in my opinion, destined to become a classic study of one of the most important Anglican theologians of the twentieth century.” – Prof David R. Law, University of Manchester

Table of Contents

Introducing John Macquarrie
The Existentialist Without Angst
John Macquarrie Among Anglicans and Catholics
In Search of Humanity
Speaking of Deity
Knowing Jesus Christ
Church and Ecumenism
The Sacramental Life
The Eucharist
Prayer and Mysticism

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