God: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | September 22, 2014

byJohn Bowker

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Who or what is God? How do different religions interpret His existence? How can we know God? Many people believe in God; not just throughout history but also in the present day. But who or what is it they believe in? Many different and sometimes conflicting answers have been suggested to this question. This Very Short Introduction explores some of the answers provided by philosophers,poets, and theologians, and considers why some people believe in God and others do not.John Bowker explores how each major religion established their own distinctive beliefs about God and how they each interpret His existence, and concludes by looking at how our understanding of God continues to evolve. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Who or what is God? How do different religions interpret His existence? How can we know God? Many people believe in God; not just throughout history but also in the present day. But who or what is it they believe in? Many different and sometimes conflicting answers have been suggested to this question. This Very Short Introduction expl...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:September 22, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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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 India7. On knowing and not knowing GodFurther readingIndex