Celebrating Theology Faculty from the University of Nottingham: John Milbank

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Dear Friends and Family,

John Milbank is perhaps the most well-known member of our faculty here in the department of Theology and Religious Studies. John holds the position of Professor in Religion, Politics and Ethics and is primarily a research professor, teaching only a few classes, primarily graduate level, a year. John has studied at Oxford, Cambridge, under Rowan Williams, and the University of Birmingham where he did his PhD under Leon Pompa on Giambatista Vico.

The two primary courses John teaches are Justice and Theology and Postmodernism (which he has unofficially renamed Theology, Philosophy, and Post-postmodernism. Both classes are a kind of reading interesting books with John Milbank seminar style classes. John also teaches on Proclus, Thomas Aquinas, and Hegel in the Plato to Hegel course.

John is more well known for his theological writings and a theological sensibility called Radical Orthodoxy. See my post ‘What is Radical Orthodoxy?‘ to get an idea of what it’s about and some seminal works on the subject. John is also the husband of Alison Milbank, featured earlier (see below).

Bibliography

This is really only a select bibliography, John has many other works out there. He also writes frequently for ABCReligion.

  • MILBANK, J., 2013. The ethics of honour and the possibility of promise. In: UDOFF, A., ed., Vladimir Jankelevitch and the question of forgiveness
  • MILBANK, J., 2012. Against human rights: liberty in the western tradition The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion.1(1), 203-234
  • MILBANK, J., 2011. On “Thomistic Kabbalah” Modern Theology.
  • MILBANK, J., 2011. Hume versus Kant: Faith, Reason and Feeling Modern Theology.
  • DAVIS, C., MILBANK, J., PICKSTOCK, C. and ZIZEK, S., eds., 2010. Paul’s New Moment: Continental Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology Brazos.
  • MILBANK, J., 2010. The Mystery of Reason. In: CANDLER, P. and CUNNINGHAM, C., eds., The Grandeur of Reason: Religion, Tradition and Universalism SCM.
  • MILBANK, J., 2010. The New Divide: Romantic versus Classical Orthodoxy Modern Theology.
  • MILBANK, J., 2010. A Closer Walk on the Wild Side. In: WARNER, M., ET AL., ed., Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age Harvard University Press.
  • MILBANK, J., 2010. Without Heaven there is only Hell on Earth: 15 Verdicts on Zizek’s Response Political Theology.
  • MILBANK, J., 2010. Culture and Justice Theory, Culture and Society.
  • ŽIŽEK, S. and MILBANK, J., 2009. The monstrosity of Christ: paradox or dialectic? MIT Press.
  • MILBANK, J. and OLIVER, S., eds., 2009. The Radical Orthodoxy Reader Routledge.
  • MILBANK, J., 2009. Geopolitical Theology: Economy, Religion and Empire after 9/11. In: MORGAN, M., ed., The Impact of 9/11 on Religion and Philosophy Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • MILBANK, J., 2009. Radical Orthodoxy: A Conversation. In: OLIVER, S., ed., The Radical Orthodoxy ReaderRoutledge.
  • MILBANK, J., 2009. Afterword: The Grandeur of Reason and the Perversity of Rationalism. In: OLIVER, S., ed., The Radical Orthodoxy Reader
  • MILBANK, J., 2009. Sophiology and Theurgy: The New Theological Horizon. In: PABST, A. and SCHNEIDER, C., eds.,Radical Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodoxy Ashgate.
  • MILBANK, J., 2009. Commentary: Ecumenical Orthodoxy – A Response to Nicholas Loudovikos. In: PABST, A. and SCHNEIDER, C., eds., Radical Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodoxy Ashgate.
  • MILBANK, J., 2008. The Future of Love Wipf and Stock.
  • MILBANK, J., 2008. Stale Expressions: The Management-Shaped Church Studies in Christian Ethics.
  • MILBANK, J., 2006. The Thomistic Telescope: truth and identity American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. 80(2),193-226
  • MILBANK, J., 2005. The suspended middle: Henri de Lubac and the debate concerning the supernatural London: SCM Press.
  • DAVIS, C., MILBANK, J. and ŽIŽEK, S., eds., 2005. Theology and the political: the new debate Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • MILBANK, A.J., 2005. Fictioning Things: Gift and Narrative Religion and Literature. 37(3), 1-37 (In Press.)
  • MILBANK, J., 2005. Materialism and transcendence. In: DAVIS, C., MILBANK, J. and ŽIŽEK, S., eds., Theology and the political: the new debate North Carolina: Duke University Press. xii, 476
  • MILBANK, J., 2003. Being reconciled: ontology and pardon London: Routledge.
  • MILBANK, J. and PICKSTOCK, C., 2001. Truth in Aquinas London: Routledge.

Videos

Why study Henri de Lubac?

The Big Society with Simon Oliver and John Milbank

Radical Orthodoxy with Simon Oliver and John Milbank

I hope you’ve enjoyed John’s videos, you can find many more on various topics on YouTube. I also hope you’ve found John interesting. If so, and you want to read something by him, I highly recommend Being Reconciled as the best place to start. Theology and Social Theory may be his foundational work, but Being Reconciled is more comprehensible and much shorter.

John is an excellent man and theologian. I highly recommend looking around at his work and getting to know what he’s about for yourself.

Yours,
David

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