Part 1 God: creation; freedom; evil; the involvement of God. Part 2 Incarnation: the myth of God incarnate; the Incarnation - an exchange (with professor Maurice Wiles). Part 3 Atonement - a long sermon for Holy Week: Holy Thursday - the mystery of unity; Good Friday - the mystery of the cross; the Easter Vigil - the mystery of new life. Part 4 Sacraments: transubstantiation and the real presence; some thoughts on the eucharistic preface by G. Egner (P.J. Fitzpatrick); transubstantiation - a reply to G. Egner; more thoughts on the eucharistic presence by G. Egner; sacramental language. Part 5 Morals and politics: the class struggle and Christian love; thoughts on hunger strikes. Part 6 Talks and sermons: the Immaculate Conception; prayer; obedience; a sermon for St Thomas; on being Dominican; Ash Wednesday; the genealogy of Christ.
Herbert McCabe was a Dominican Friar and theologian of outstanding originality who died in 2001. He was deeply influential on philosophers such as Anthony Kenny and Alasdair MacIntyre and poets and writers like Terry Eagleton and Seamus Heaney.