The Philosopher and the Gospels
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The Philosopher and the Gospels

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The teachings of Jesus Christ, as presented in the Bible, are familiar to millions, but do we really understand them? Keith Ward argues that, by scrutinising the Gospels through the lens of contemporary philosophy, we can discover a profound teaching that is not always apparent in traditional church teaching. Ward's analysis of what Jesus really said uncovers four central themes: - that the Gospel is for everyone (but not necessarily everyone will be saved); - that the Second Coming will lead to a future in the spiritual realm, not a physical world; - that Jesus presents a moral ideal for life rather than a literal set of rules; - that God is expressed initially through the incarnation of Jesus, but ultimately through the whole of creation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 240.4g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745955622
  • 9780745955629
  • 537,111

About Keith Ward

Keith Ward is a fellow of the British Academy and Professional Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London. He was formerly Professor of Religion at King's College, London, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, and a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. He is also a well-known broadcaster and author of over twenty books, including More than Matter? and Is Religion Irrational?show more

Review quote

The overwhelming message is a joyful and liberating one and, if it does nothing else, it makes the reader look at the all too familiar with fresh eyes. -- Nicholas Lowton The NEWspaper Spring 2012 In the Gospels there is a breadth of thinking and use of language which is symbolic rather than literal (as many have come to believe). There is much here to ponder in one's heart. -- Winifred Smart The Lanceshow more

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