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Existentialism. Front Cover. John Macquarrie. Westminster, – Philosophy – pages Existentialism, Volume 5 · John Macquarrie Snippet view – An Existentialist Theology by John Macquarrie, and: Journey. Through Dread by Arland Ussher (review). Kevin Wall. The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly. for the first time in his pages should also have advance beyond this best of introductions. Laurence Bright, o.p.. An Existentialist Theology. By John Macquarrie.

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Macquarrie believed that truth value could reside in other faith traditions, although he rejected syncretism. Macquarrie explores existejtialism ways of expressing theological language, with the main explorations being myth, symbol, analogy, and empirical language. Therein, he holds, its use in the theology of Bultmann finds its sufficient justification.

Thus, Macquarrie now argues concerning the issue of how we express our language about God as Being, as ultimate concern, and in faith commitment. In a sense, this argument brings us fully to addressing the ontological characteristic of theological language being existential- ontological.

In the University of Glasgow conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters on him and in the university awarded him the degree of Doctor of Divinity honoris causa. Macquarrie died on 28 May at the age existentualism Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Fournelle, 10 the clearest and most coherent language available. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. Macquarrie enlisted in the British Army and served from to After demobilization he served as a parish minister in the Church of Scotland at St Ninian’s Church, Brechin — In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: View freely available titles: The author states that throughout history such a problem has repeatedly forced itself upon Christian theology when, in endeavoring to defend itself, it has come, for good or for evil, under the influence of secular thought.

Abdulmonem Lord rated it it was ok Sep 27, This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat In that book, Macquarrie commented on what he called nine historical figures who were viewed by their followers as mediators between the human and the divine however it was conceived ; MosesZoroasterLao-TzuBuddhaConfuciusSocratesKrishnaJesusand Muhammad. How does existentialism speak to theology, more so than we have already encountered?

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Union Seminary Quarterly Review. The Grace of Being.

In myth, A speaks dramatically and concretely as myth doesbut speaks existentially in its particular as well as affective discourse. Views Read Edit View history. Starting from subjectivity, from which he excluded all universality and all categories, he was unable, as was only to be expected, to rise to a universal position.


John Macquarrie

History of Existentialosm Philosophy. I, ; in GT, He was also a notable English-language expositor on the theological and philosophical work of Rudolf Bultmann. Re-Moralizing the Suicide Debate. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.

Only God, I suppose, could make such a judgment. It serves to elucidate cognition and commitment; the symbol illuminates our understanding of that which is symbolizes and instills in us a response to it.

Through the Existenhialism of Merleau-Ponty: The element of faith commitment to God as Being is of central importance to the expression of theological language. Bultmann appropriates Heidegger in interpreting the Pauline themes of sin, crisis, judgment, and grace as well as providing macquarrei culture with an account of human 44 Owens, Concepts of Deity, Myth After exploring language and a theology of God as Being, we must further investigate as to how we speak of God as Being.