What Do We Mean by 'God'?

What Do We Mean by 'God'?

A Little Book Of Guidance

Keith Ward

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‘Language about God is something like the language of poetry… The poetic use of language is not to increase your information about the world. We know facts about the world without having poetry. The use of words in poetry is to evoke in us a certain attitude or way of looking at things or feeling about things. . . If this is the use of religious language, what sort of view of the world is it trying to convey? I think we might say it is trying to convey that the world is an expression of a reality beyond it. . .’
Keith Ward unpacks the meaning of the word ‘God’ and explains why we need to get rid of the crude and unhelpful assumptions that still abound. A book for all who are curious about how God, and God’s actions, can be understood today.
Intended for people looking for answers to life’s biggest questions, this little book of guidance will appeal to anyone, whether believer or non-believer, looking for a quick and easy way into the topic.


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Keith Ward:
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. Formerly Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion at the University of London, he has lectured at the universities of Glasgow, St. Andrew's and Cambridge. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and has taught at Drake University, Claremont Graduate School and the University of Tulsa. Keith Ward is known and loved for his teaching and academic books, but also for his recent books popularising theology, including What the Bible Really Teaches, published September 2004.

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