Publications

Studies in Christian Ethics Special Issue: Is Religious Freedom under Threat? Transatlantic Perspectives

Studies in Christian Ethics 33/2 (May 2020), Special Issue edited by Nigel Biggar and Matthew Lee Anderson: “Is Religious Freedom under Threat? Transatlantic Perspectives”. This comprises most of the proceedings of a conference held in 2018 under the auspices of the McDonald Centre.

2020

Annual Report 2020

This document contains details of the McDonald Centre's activities and achievements over the 2019/2020 academic year.

 

2020

Annual Report 2019

This document contains details of the McDonald Centre's activities and achievements over the 2018/2019 academic year.

2019

Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life

Michael Lamb and Brian A. Williams edited a collection of essays that comprises the proceedings of a conference held in 2016 under the auspices of the McDonald Centre. The book, Everyday Ethics: Moral Theology and the Practices of Ordinary Life, is published with Georgetown University Press.

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2019

Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion

Ashley Moyse with co-editor John Fitzgerald (St Johns University, NY) have published Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion. It is an edited collection of essays that emerged from the Third Annual Conference in Medicine and Religions (2014).

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2019

Annual Report 2018

This document contains details of the McDonald Centre's activities and achievements over the 2017/2018 academic year. 

2018

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics Special Issue: Reflections on modern medicine at the centenary of Max Weber's "Science as a vocation" (1917)

The December 2018 special issue of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics features essays reflecting on modern medicine at the centenary of Max Weber's "Science as vocation" (1917). The volume, edited by Matthew Vest (Ohio State University) and Ashley Moyse, includes contributions that emerged from the 2017 Annual Conference in Medicine and Religion.

 

2018

Annual Report 2017

This document contains details of the McDonald Centre's activities and achievements over the 2016/2017 academic year. 

2017

Annual Report 2016

This document contains details of the McDonald Centre's activities and achievements over the 2015/2016 academic year. 

2016

Studies in Christian Ethics Special Issue: 'New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought'

The May 2016 issue of Studies in Christian Ethics features contributions to a project undertaken focusing on the ‘pre-modern’ or ‘long’ traditions of political thought in Islam and Christianity.

2016

The Muslim World Special Issue: 'New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought'

The April 2016 issue of The Muslim World contains a selection of proceedings from a conference on Christian and Islamic political theology organised at the University of Cambridge in May 2014 by Prof Joshua Hordern and Dr Afifi al-Akiti.  

2016

The Intolerable God: Kant's Theological Journey

The thought of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is often regarded as having caused a crisis for theology and religion because it sets the limits of knowledge to what can be derived from experience. In The Intolerable God, Christopher Insole challenges that assumption and argues that Kant believed in God but struggled intensely with theological questions.

2016

Annual Report 2015

This document sets out the main activities of the McDonald Centre over the 2014/2015 academic year.  

2015

Why Religion Deserves a Place in Secular Medicine

As a science and practice transcending metaphysical and ethical disagreements, ‘secular’ medicine should not exist. ‘Secularity’ should be understood in an Augustinian sense, not a secularist one: not as a space that is universally rational because it is religion-free, but as a forum for the negotiation of rival reasonings.

2015

Parliamentary Briefing on Military Intervention in Syria

On November 30, the McDonald Centre distributed a parliamentary briefing by Nigel Biggar to a number of MPs in advance of the anticipated vote by the House of Commons on whether or not Britain should participate in military action against ISIL in Syria.

2015

Studies in Christian Ethics Special Issue: 'In Defence of War'

A Special Issue of Studies in Christian Ethics gathers together contributions to the 2014 McDonald Centre conference on Nigel's Biggar's In Defence of War.  It also features a set of responses from the author.   

2015

God, the Good, and Utilitarianism: Perspectives on Peter Singer

Is ethics about happiness? Aristotle thought so and for centuries Christians agreed, until utilitarianism raised worries about where this would lead. In this volume, Peter Singer, leading utilitarian philosopher and controversial defender of infanticide and euthanasia, addresses this question in conversation with Christian ethicists and secular utilitarians.

2014

Between Kin and Cosmopolis: An Ethic of the Nation

The nation-state is here to stay. Thirty years ago it was fashionable to predict its imminent demise, but the sudden break-up of the Soviet Union in the 1990s unshackled long-repressed nationalisms and generated a host of new states.

2014

Annual Report 2014

The attached report features activities undertaken by the Centre over the 2013/2014 academic year. 

2014

In Defence of War

Pacifism is popular. Many hold that war is unnecessary, since peaceful means of resolving conflict are always available, if only we had the will to look for them. Or they believe that war is wicked, essentially involving hatred of the enemy and carelessness of human life.

2013

Five-Year Review

This document contains a summary review of the McDonald Centre's activities from 2008 to 2013.  

2013

Annual Report 2013

The attached document sets out the main activities of the Centre over the 2012/2013 academic year. 

2013

Four-Year Review

The attached report describes the development of the McDonald Centre's activities from 2008 to 2012.  

2012

The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

In the face of ongoing religious conflicts and unending culture wars, what are we to make of liberalism's promise that it alone can arbitrate between church and state? In this wide-ranging study, John Perry examines the roots of our thinking on religion and politics, placing the early-modern founders of liberalism in conversation with today's theologians and political philosophers. 

2011

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