Mackey (James Patrick)

Mackey (James P.) (ed.): An introduction to Celtic Christianity / edited by James P. Mackey.
Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1989. 440 pp.
Rev. by
Mícheál Mac Craith, in CMCS 22 (Winter, 1991), pp. 106-108.
Mackey (James) (ed.): Primal religion and Christianity in Celtic tradition and literature.
In NACCS 2 (1992), pp. 39–52.
Mackey (J. P.): Magic and Celtic primal religion.
In ZCP 45 (1992), pp. 66–84.
Provides a criticism of the view stemming from A. G. van Hamel that the early Irish lacked gods based on the discussion and rejection of the definitions of ‘magic’ and ‘religion’ offered in Religion and the decline of magic and Man and the natural world by Sir Keith V. Thomas.
Mackey (J. P.): Christian past and primal present.
In ÉtC 29 (1992), pp. 285–297.
ad K. McCone, Pagan past and Christian present, 1990. On the nativist/antinativist controversy.
Mackey (J. P.) (ed.): The cultures of Europe: the Irish contribution / edited by J. P. Mackey for the City of Derry’s International Meeting Point for the Appreciation of Cultures, 1992.
Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast, 1994. i + 197 pp.
Rev. by
Alan Titley, in StH 28 (1994), pp. 195-198.
Mackey (James P.): The theology of Columbanus.
In Bildung und Literatur (1996), pp. 228–239.
Mackey (James P.): Mythical past and political present: a case-study of the Irish myth of the sovereignty.
In ZCP 51 (1999), pp. 66–84.
Offers a discussion in the light of the philosophical discourse of R. Barthes.