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Dr Greg Marcar

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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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Publications

Marcar, G. (2022, January). Being (w)holy selfish with Desmond Tutu [Series: Desmond Mpilo Tutu: In Memoriam]. Talk About: Law and Religion blog. International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University. Retrieved from https://talkabout.iclrs.org/2022/01/18/being-wholy-selfish

Marcar, G. (2021, February). Sisters and brothers, welcome home. Talk About: Law and Religion blog. International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University. Retrieved from https://talkabout.iclrs.org/2021/02/14/sisters-and-brothers-welcome-home

Marcar, G. (2021). Welcome home sisters and brothers. Tui Motu, 258, 14-15.

Marcar, G. P. (2021). The quiet lake and the hidden spring: Locating the ground in Kierkegaard's Works of Love. Studies in Christian Ethics. Advance online publication.

Marcar, G. (2021, October). "A great miracle in a little room": Thomas Traheme's Meditations on the ant. Verbal presentation at the Mysticism & Lived Experience Network (M&LEN) Mystics and Animals Colloquium, [Online].

Speidell, T., Marcar, G., & Torrance, A. (Eds.). (2021). Søren Kierkegaard: Theologian of the gospel. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 268p.

Edited Book - Research

Marcar, G. P. (2021). Busyness, worry and the prototypical love of Christ: Another look at the character of Kierkegaard's ethics in Works of love. In T. Speidell, G. Marcar & A. Torrance (Eds.), Søren Kierkegaard: Theologian of the gospel. (pp. 83-108). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Chapter in Book - Research

Torrance, A., & Marcar, G. (2021). Introduction. In T. Speidell, G. Marcar & A. Torrance (Eds.), Søren Kierkegaard: Theologian of the gospel. (pp. xiii-xix). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Chapter in Book - Research

Marcar, G. P. (2021). Godly diversions and gifted teachers: Learning joyful stewardship from the birds and the lilies with Søren Kierkegaard. Theological Studies, 82(3), 400-417. doi: 10.1177/00405639211032700

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2021). Martial cakes and conscientious promises. British Journal of American Legal Studies, 10(2), 1-15. doi: 10.2478/bjals-2021-0004

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2021). The quiet lake and the hidden spring: Locating the ground in Kierkegaard's Works of Love. Studies in Christian Ethics. Advance online publication.

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2020). Revisiting death's difference: The philosophical anthropology of the U.S. death penalty and the impossibility of capital due process. British Journal of American Legal Studies, 9(1), 181-208. doi: 10.2478/bjals-2020-0003

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2019). Climacus' miracle: Another look at "the Wonder" in Philosophical Fragments through a Spinozist lens. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 24(1), 59-84. doi: 10.1515/kierke-2019-0003

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2019). Hope, self-denial and the love of God: Towards a Kierkegaardian perspective on self-condemnation-unto-death. Colloquium, 51(1), 40-59.

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2019). Søren Kierkegaard and the impossibility of (un)forgiveness: Another look at love, mercy, and reconciliation in Kierkegaard’s theological ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics, 47(4), 716-734. doi: 10.1111/jore.12288

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2019). Temporal goods, divine love and the poverty of Christ: or, how Kierkegaard's ethic in Works of Love is economically apathetic. Participatio, Suppl. 5, 102-126.

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2019). The divine relationship ethics of Kierkegaard's love-sleuth in Works of Love. Studies in Christian Ethics, 32(3), 341-351. doi: 10.1177/0953946818775553

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2019). The marvel, the moment, and the fullness of time: Kierkegaard’s mystical explorations with John Climacus and John the Silent. Kierkegaard in Process, 4(1), 1-13. Retrieved from https://kierkegaardinprocess.com

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2016). Another look at Aquinas's objections to capital punishment. New Blackfriars, 97(1069), 289-307. doi: 10.1111/nbfr.12140

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. P. (2015). Aquinas' Quinque Viae: Fools, evil, and the hiddenness of God. Heythrop Journal, 56(1), 67-75. doi: 10.1111/heyj.12137

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, G. (2021). Welcome home sisters and brothers. Tui Motu, 258, 14-15.

Journal - Research Other

Marcar, G. P. (2021). [Review of the book Human dignity, human rights, and social justice]. International Journal of Public Theology, 15(1), 145-146. doi: 10.1163/15697320-12341648

Journal - Research Other

Marcar, G. (2020). Maintaining our sense of solidarity. Otago Daily Times, (20 March). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/maintaining-our-sense-solidarity

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marcar, G. (2021, October). "A great miracle in a little room": Thomas Traheme's Meditations on the ant. Verbal presentation at the Mysticism & Lived Experience Network (M&LEN) Mystics and Animals Colloquium, [Online].

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marcar, G. (2017, September). Hope, love and theological anthropology: Or, how "love hopes all things" in Sören Kierkegaard's Christian ethics. Verbal presentation at the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics (SSCE) Annual Conference: Christian Ethics and Hope, Cambridge, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marcar, G. (2016, December). "What must man be"? The religious anthropology of capital punishment. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy (ASCP) Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marcar, G. (2022, January). Being (w)holy selfish with Desmond Tutu [Series: Desmond Mpilo Tutu: In Memoriam]. Talk About: Law and Religion blog. International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University. Retrieved from https://talkabout.iclrs.org/2022/01/18/being-wholy-selfish

Other Research Output

Marcar, G. (2021, February). Sisters and brothers, welcome home. Talk About: Law and Religion blog. International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University. Retrieved from https://talkabout.iclrs.org/2021/02/14/sisters-and-brothers-welcome-home

Other Research Output

Marcar, G. (2020, May). Believing in the death penalty? Talk About: Law and Religion blog. The International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University. Retrieved from https://talkabout.iclrs.org/2020/05/19/believing-in-the-death-penalty/#more-2468

Other Research Output

Marcar, G. (2020, November). Universal love and borderless rights: Attending to our neighbour with Pope Francis and the good Samaritan. Talk About: Law and Religion blog. International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS), Brigham Young University. Retrieved from https://talkabout.iclrs.org/2020/11/24/universal-love-and-borderless-rights

Other Research Output

Marcar, G. P. (2019). Love, conscience and neighbours in the gallows: The ethic of Søren Kierkegaard's Works of Love applied to U.S. capital punishment (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9410

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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