Mackay, Robert William

BORN 27 Mar 1803, London: Piccadilly - DIED 23 Feb 1882
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (056/RS (28205))

Robert William Mackay was the son of John Mackay. He was eductated at Winchester and Oxford. He enetered Lincoln's Inn in 1828, but he disliked writing a treatise on equity and switched to theology and pilosophy. In 1850 he published "The Progress of the Intellect, as exemplified in the Religious Development of the Greeks and Hebrews" and in 1854 "A Sketch of the Rise and Progress of Christianity". In 1863 "The Tübingen School and its Antecedents: a Review of the History and Present Condition of Modern Theology" followed. As a philosopher he was influenced by Kant and as a theologian Baur and Strauss were incluences. He also translated works by Plato.


The grave of Robert William Mackay at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2019)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Mackay - Wikisource, the free online library

Macke, August

Published: 06 Jan 2022
Last update: 06 Jan 2022