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Keith Ward

Philospher and Theologian; former Regius Professor of Divinity; former Canon, Christ Church, Oxford

Keith Ward is a British philosopher, theologian, pastor and scholar. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and (since 1972) an ordained priest of the Church of England. He was a canon of Christ Church, Oxford until 2003. Comparative theology and the relationship between science and religion are two of his main topics of interest.

Ward earned a BA from the University of Wales, an MA from the University of Cambridge, an MA from the University of Oxford, a BLitt from Linacre College at the University of Oxford. He also holds MA and DD degrees from both Cambridge and Oxford, and an honorary DD from the University of Glasgow. Ward has been a Lecturer in Logic at the University of Glasgow and a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. In 1972, he was ordained priest in the Church of England. From 1971-75 he was Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at the University of London. From 1975-83, he was Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was appointed 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, a post from which he retired in 2004. In 1992, he was a visiting professor at the Claremont Graduate University in California. In 1993-94, he delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow. Ward was the Gresham Professor of Divinity between 2004 and 2008 at Gresham College, London.

He was on the Council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and was a member of the Editorial Boards of Religious Studies, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Studies in Inter-Religious Dialogue and World Faiths Encounter. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He has also been a visiting professor at Drake University, Iowa, and at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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Fifty Key Words in Philosophy

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The Case for Religion

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God and the Philosophers

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Islam and the Plight of Modern Man

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The divine image: The foundations of Christian morality

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God, Faith and the New Millennium: Christian Belief in an Age of Science

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The God Conclusion (Sarum Theological Lectures)

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God: A Guide for the Perplexed

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The living God

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Holding Fast to God: A Reply to Don Cupitt

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The Philosopher and the Gospels: Jesus Through the Lens of Philosophy

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Images of Eternity: Concepts of God in Five Religious Traditions

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The Promise

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God, Chance and Necessity

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In Defence of the Soul

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The Rule of Love

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Pascal's Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding

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Is Religion Irrational?

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Turn of the Tide: Christianity in Britain Today

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The Big Questions in Science and Religion

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The development of Kant's view of ethics

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The Word of God? - The Bible after modern scholarship

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Christianity: A Short Introduction

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More Than Matter?: Is There More to Life Than Molecules?

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What the Bible Really Teaches: About Crucifixion, Resurrection, Salvation, the Second Coming, and Eternal Life

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Vision to Pursue: Beyond the Crisis in Christianity

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Why There Almost Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins

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Christianity - A Guide for the Perplexed

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Rational Theology and the Creativity of God

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Concepts of God: Images of the Divine in the Five Religious Traditions (Images of the Divine in Five Religious Traditions)

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Re-thinking Christianity

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Divine Action: Examining God's Role in an Open and Emergent Universe

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The Battle for the Soul: An Affirmation of Human Dignity and Value

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Ethics and Christianity (Muirhead library of philosophy)

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