|Publication Date: 15 Mar 2018|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 96|
|Author: Keith Ward|
|ISBN-13: 9780281079155, 9780281079162|
The Mystery of Christ
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.
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.
[On THE WORD OF GOD?] This book is a feast of good things
Professor Ward's impassioned contribution to the debate on the authority of scripture . . . is bound to infuriate and delight in equal numbers
[On CHRISTIANITY: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED] Useful, informative and inspiring
These 50 short chapters . . . wear their scholarly competence lightly
[On THE PROMISE] Keith Ward convincingly shows how weak the fundamentalist case is when it comes to Scripture
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