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Pages: 272
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld

God

A Guide for the Perplexed

Keith Ward

An inspired and impassioned historical examination of humanity's search for the divine
Paperback
9781851689736 (7 Mar 2013)
RRP £9.99 / US$15.95

The Book

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', ‘God: A Guide for the Perplexed' charts the path of humanity's great spiritual odyssey: the search for God.





Leading the way through this minefield is acclaimed philosopher-theologian Keith 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. ‘A lively and very clearly written discussion summarizing and criticizing the thoughts of many significant thinkers.'


Times Literary Supplement





‘Wry but delightfully non-ironic, intelligent and clear, this book is a blessing. ‘


Publishers Weekly





‘Highly informed, witty and immensely accessible. One of the most congenial, lively and informative introductions to this field.'


Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, Oxford University

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Keith Ward was formerly the Regius Professor of Divinity and Head of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford. A priest of the Church of England and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, he holds Doctor of Divinity degrees from Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He has lectured at the universities of Glasgow, St. Andrew's and Cambridge.