MacIntyre, Derrida and Milbank: Notes towards a Neo-Aristotelian Politics
The Self-Authorisation of the Church College in the 20th Century ‘Fin de Siècle’
“Blind mouthes! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn’d ought els the least That to the faithfull Herdmans art belongs!
What recks it them? What need they? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel Pipes of wretched straw, The hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed,
But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread:”
John Milton, Lycidas, 1637.
This paper was first presented to post-graduate students at the University College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, UK, on Saturday 19th April 1997. It asks about how the Church of England and by extension the Church College at which…
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