chapter  2
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Once More Into the Borderlands: The Way of Wisdom in Philosophy and Theology after the ‘Turn to Drama’

In his 1961 inaugural lecture to the Norris-Hulse Chair of Cambridge University, Donald MacKinnon spoke of the ‘borderlands’ of theology, an appropriate topic and title given his lifelong concern with the problems of metaphysics and christology that lie on the ‘frontiers of intelligible discourse’ (MacKinnon 1968: 32). His many forays into the borderlands, his sustained attention to particulars, especially as rendered in literature, and rigorous commitment to combining metaphysical analysis with existential imagination, all make MacKinnon a fit guide for the present expedition.