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God: A Very Short Introduction

John Bowker

September 2014

ISBN: 9780198708957

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their own distinctive beliefs about God's existence, Bowker shows how and why our understanding of God continues to evolve.

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Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their own distinctive beliefs about God's existence, Bowker shows how and why our understanding of God continues to evolve.

  • Explores how theologians and philosophers have tried to answer some of the key questions about God
  • Considers why some people believe in a God and others do not
  • Looks at a variety of different religious interpretations
  • Considers what belief in God means for religious life in practice
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

John Bowker, Professor of Religious Studies

John Bowker is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina State University. He is an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, a consultant for UNESCO, as well as a BBC broadcaster and author and editor of several books including: Beliefs That Changed the World (Quercus, 2007); World Religions (Dorling Kindersley, 2006); The Sacred Neuron: The Extraordinary New Discoveries Linking Science and Religion (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); God: A Brief History; and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (OUP, 1997).

Table of Contents

    1:Does God exist?
    2:Why believe in God?
    3:The religions of Abraham: Jewish understandings of God.
    4:The religions of Abraham: Christian understandings of God.
    5:The religions of Abraham: Muslim understandings of God.
    6:Religions of India
    7:On knowing and not knowing God
    Further reading
    Index