The attempt to define what we mean by God, and indeed goodness, has been the central pre-occupation of western religion and philosophy. In the 21st century, with deteriorating relationships between Islam and the West, with fundamentalist movements growing and with...
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The attempt to define what we mean by God, and indeed goodness, has been the central pre-occupation of western religion and philosophy. In the 21st century, with deteriorating relationships between Islam and the West, with fundamentalist movements growing and with terrorism increasing, the quest is as urgent and relevant as ever.;Can one have goodness without God? Is goodness real or do we create it? Does the understanding of God change through our own scriptures? Where does our understanding of God and goodness come from? How does it relate to other virtues, particularly those of beauty and truth? What is the role of reason? What about the ways other cultures approach reality, and how can traditions live peaceably together? Peter Vardy concisely explores the range of approaches to God that has influenced the western Christian tradition in an easy-to-read, popular style.
Peter Vardy is Vice Principal of Heythrop College, University of London and is one of the best known philosophers of religion in Britain and Australia.
John W. Frye, after serving as the teaching pastor at Bella Vista Church in Rockford, Michigan, for twenty-three years, now mentors and equips young pastors in Ukraine as a non-resident missionary and also serves as pastor of Fellowship Evangelical Covenant Church, Hudsonville, Michigan. John received his ThM from Fuller Theological Seminary and his DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Peter Vardy (Ph.D., Kings College, London) is Vice Principal of Heythrop College, London. He is the author of the bestselling books The Puzzle of God, The Puzzle of Ethics, Being Human, The Thinkers Guide to Evil and The Thinkers Guide to God.