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Macquarrie, John (1919–2007)

  1. Henry L. Carrigan Jr.

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0839

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Carrigan, H. L. 2011. Macquarrie, John (1919–2007). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


One of the leading theologians of the 20th century, John Macquarrie developed a Christian existentialist theology that integrated the principles of Martin Heidegger's philosophy into traditional categories of Christian systematic theology. Although he taught at both Union Theological Seminary in New York and Oxford University, his experiences in the local church parish and as a chaplain in World War II convinced him of the deeply human anxieties, doubts, and needs that motivated most people's religious questions. Macquarrie pursued such questions throughout his career, even up through the publication of his last book.


  • Macquarrie, John (1919–2007);
  • leading theologians, 20th century;
  • christian systematic theology;
  • ecumenism, in mary for all christians