ISBN 9781851683239,God: A Guide for the Perplexed

God: A Guide for the Perplexed


Keith Ward

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ISBN 9781851683239

Open University Press

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9781851683239

ISBN-10 1851683232

Paper Back

Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Inspired and impassioned, this new book charts the path of humanity¯s great spiritual odyssey: the search for God. Along this ancient and winding road, the reader will encounter philosophers from Plato to Wittgenstein and religions from Judaism to the Hindu tradition, interspersed with divine influences from Classical Greece, Romantic poetry, and the occasional scene from Alien. Leading the way through this minefield is acclaimed philosopher-theologian Kith Ward, blending the sublime and the eclectic in a narrative which offers wit, erudition and moments of genuine pathos. As a survey of the different manifestations of God through the centuries, and an examination of humanity¯s search for the divine, this is an engaging and informative book. As a deeply moving testament to our endless capacity for spiritual hope, it is compulsive reading for anyone interested in, or embarking on, the great quest for meaning.

About the Author
Keith Ward is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, an Anglican priest, canon of Christ Church, and Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of the acclaimed God, Chance and Necessity (also published by Oneworld). Also a well-known broadcaster, Professor Ward¯s work straddles the boundaries between science, religion and philosophy, while his career has addressed topics from materialism to medical ethics.

Table of Contents
A feeling for the gods
Beyond the gods
The love that moves the sun
The god of the philosophers
The Poet of the world
The darkness between stars
The personal ground of being