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Concepts of God : Images of the Divine in the Five Religious Traditions, Paperback / softback Book

Concepts of God : Images of the Divine in the Five Religious Traditions Paperback / softback


Is there a universal concept of God? Do all the great faiths of the world share a vision of the same supreme reality?

In an attempt to answer these questions, Keith Ward considers the doctrine of an ultimate reality within five world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.

He studies closely the works of definitive, orthodox writers from each tradition - Sankara, Ramanuja, Asvaghosa, Maimonides, Al-Ghazzali and Aquinas - to build up a series of 'images' of God, a common core of belief.

Ward discovers that while the great religious traditions of the world retain their differences, there are convergences of thought at the deepest level, with a broad similarity of structure in concepts of God.

He concludes that a recognition of these beliefs, as well as encouraging a clearer acceptance of the mystery of the divine, might also lead to an increase in understanding and tolerance of other faiths, to the enrichment of one's own.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9781851680641



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