Church Publishing - What Do We Mean by God? by Keith Ward
Paperback: 64 pages (January 2018). 5 x 7 inches.
A Little Book of Guidance Series.
Language about God is something like the language of poetry - intended not to increase our information about the world - we know facts about the world already - but to evoke in us a certain attitude or way of looking at things or feeling about things. What sort of view of the world, then, is language about God trying to convey? Keith Ward suggests it is that the world is an expression of a reality beyond it. In this book, he unpacks the meaning of the word God and explains why we need to get rid of the crude and unhelpful assumptions that still abound. This is a book for all who are curious about how God, and God's actions, can be understood today.
Keith Ward recently retired as 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 was formerly Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion at the University of London.
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