The Reverend Professor Keith Ward is a British theologian. Ward studied at Cardiff, Oxford, and Cambridge, and was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1972. He has lectured in philosophy in Glasgow, St Andrews, London, and Cambridge. He was appointed Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 1972, F. D. Maurice Professor of Moral and Social Theology at the University of London in 1982, Professor of History and Philosophy of Religion at King's College London in 1985, and Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford in 1991. From 1992-2001 he was joint president of the World Congress of Faiths (WCF). In 1993-94 he delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow. He is currently Gresham Professor of Divinity at Gresham College, London. His work focuses on the interface between philosophy and religion, the relationship between science and religion (which as an advocate of theistic evolution he regards as essentially compatible), and the dialogue between religious traditions.
This is a perceptive and witty introduction to the history of ideas about God, drawing on sources as diverse as the ancient tales of the Greek gods, the ideas of Nietzsche and Marx and the insights offered by Romantic poetry.
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