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Publication Date: 15 Mar 2018
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 96
Author: Keith Ward
ISBN-13: 9780281079155, 9780281079162

The Mystery of Christ

Meditations And Prayers
By Keith Ward
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‘Keith Ward . . . makes complex matters readily accessible.’
Rowan Williams

At the heart of Christian faith lies a vision of Christ present at the beginning of creation, in the crucified and risen Jesus, and at the end of all things. This vision retains its ancient power and gains new depth as it is reshaped in the light of our advanced understanding of a vast and evolving cosmos.

To help us form a truly contemporary Christian spirituality, Keith Ward, writing in our own time and place (rather than the fourteenth century of Julian of Norwich or the twentieth of Thomas Merton), offers a set of reflections on what he believes to be the unique and life-transforming revelation of God in the person of Jesus Christ. And as we explore the spiritual truths relating to this mystery expressed in the Gospels, meditation leads naturally to prayer.
About the Author
Keith Ward, FBA is Chair in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Roehampton. Formerly Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London and Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, he is one of the world’s most distinguished theologians.
Press Reviews

Keith Ward has long represented some of the most distinctive traditions of British theology at its best – a strong and lucid philosophical basis, a keen and informed engagement with natural science and a style of relaxed clarity which makes complex matters readily accessible.

- Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge

[On THE WORD OF GOD?] This book is a feast of good things

- Methodist Recorder

Professor Ward's impassioned contribution to the debate on the authority of scripture . . . is bound to infuriate and delight in equal numbers

- Publishing News

[On CHRISTIANITY: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED] Useful, informative and inspiring

- The Tablet

These 50 short chapters . . . wear their scholarly competence lightly

- Church Times

[On THE PROMISE] Keith Ward convincingly shows how weak the fundamentalist case is when it comes to Scripture

- thegoodbookstall

It is good to see a distinguished theologian leading us through thinking to praying and the inclusion of prayers at the end of each section turns apologetics into meditation . . . Ward’s prayers are personal and heartfelt [and] affirms a variety of approaches

- Keith Ward

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