The Fifth Dimension

Pages: 296
Subject: Spirituality
Imprint: Oneworld

The Fifth Dimension

An Exploration of the Spiritual Realm

John Hick

An eloquent argument for a bigger, more complete picture of reality in which a fifth - spiritual dimension - plays a central role

The Book

Many of us today are all too willing to accept a humanist and scientific account of the universe which considers human existence as a fleeting accident. The triumph of John Hick's gripping work is his exposure of the radical insufficiency of this view. Drawing on mystical and religious traditions

ancient and modern, and spiritual thinkers as diverse as Julian of Norwich and Mahatma Ghandi, he has produced a tightly argued and thoroughly readable case for a bigger, more complete, picture of reality in which a fifth, spiritual dimension, plays a central role.

‘Essential reading for anyone concerned with spirituality in the modern world'

Professor Keith Ward, University of Oxford

Erudite, provocative and deeply moving, Hick's persuasive narrative will prompt all curious readers to re-examine their own spiritual horizons.‘This stimulating book opens up many fundamental issues that must concern everyone. It deserves to be widely read. ‘

Expository Times

‘Learned, lucid and engaging, easy to read and easy to applaud for its sheer clarity of style and its breadth of interest, even when one disagrees with it!'


Additional Information

Subject Spirituality
Pages 296
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

John Hick was one of the most influential philosophers of religion of his time. He was HG Wood Professor of Theology at Birmingham University from 1967 to 1982, and before that taught at Cambridge. His books have been translated into seventeen languages and more than twenty have been published about his work in English, German, French, Chinese and Japanese.

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