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Greg Marcar is a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues.

He completed his PhD in Theology and Law at the University of Otago. He also holds an MA in Philosophy and Theology (University of St. Andrews) and an LLM degree (University of Law). Previously, Greg has been involved in several non-profit organisations, including the Red Cross, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, International Bridges to Justice, Liberty, and the Innocence Project New Zealand.

Love, Conscience and Christian Ethics: Intersections between Faith and Public Life

This project aims to explore the ways in which theology can interface with concrete ethical issues. In particular, conceptions of love and identity within public practices and institutions are examined, together with how these conceptions map on to those of Christian faith.

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Marcar, G. P. (2023). Doubtful civil belief: Or, tolerating one's damned neighbours with Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In T. Pagotto, J. M. Roose & G. P. Marcar (Eds.), Security, religion, and the rule of law: International perspectives. (pp. 11-32). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003453086 Chapter in Book - Research

Pagotto, T., Roose, J. M., & Marcar, G. P. (Eds.). (2023). Security, religion, and the rule of law: International perspectives. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 225p. doi: 10.4324/9781003453086 Edited Book - Research

Marcar, G. (2023, September). On spiritual resources and common homes: A look at crimes in Ukraine in conversation with Raphael Lemkin and Pope Francis [Series: The Pope and the War]. Talk About: Law and Religion blog. International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University. Retrieved from Other Research Output

Marcar, G. (2022). Casting no more stones: The Church's journey to death penalty abolitionism from John Paul II to Pope Francis. Nathaniel Report, 68, 6-8. Journal - Research Other

Marcar, G. P. (2022). “A great miracle in a little room”: Thomas Traherne and the intrinsic value of nonhuman animals. Journal of Animal Ethics, 12(2), 128-137. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

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