- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: O Books; 1st Edition edition (4 Dec. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190381622X
- ISBN-13: 978-1903816226
- Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.4 x 21.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Thinker's Guide to God Paperback – 4 Dec 2003
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'As a philosopher of religion Peter Vardy is unsurpassed' John Walters, Dialogue
About the Author
Peter Vardy is Vice-Principal of Heythrop College, University of London, and is one of the best known philosophers of religion in Britain and Australia. His "Puzzle" series of books published by Harper Collins have been through many printings and are available in many languages.
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Onto the bad points. Though occasionally Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and a couple of other religions are mentioned throughout the book, it's mostly about Christianity. I would personally liked a little more about the other religions. A couple of the chapters are pretty mind numbing, though this may well be because some of the issues are so dry that even the best explanations cannot shed any light on them. The chapter on the Attributes of God for example, is so dull I couldn't stop myself skimming over it. Maybe it is simply impossible, however, to have an interesting discussion on the subject.
I think if you are interested in the subject, and are looking for a place to start, I can't think of a better book to introduce you to the relevant issues better than this one
Well written, well illustrated, well produced. A book that will make you think about what version of God you believe or disbelieve in. Believer or not, you will discover that there's still a lot more to discover.
Two downsides to the book - the shiny paper can be difficult to read in certain lights, and the illustrations are sometimes too small to appreciate the excellent works of art that are used as examples. Poor Julie Arliss gets very little credit. Everyone refers to the book as "Vardy"!
As Lay Minister in the Christian Church I have found this book a rich source of thought 'to get me going'.
The many pictutes are of great help and help focus the readers thoughts.
Take this book at a few pages at a time and ponder what is being said.
Easier to follow if you've heard him talk but a very accessible book non-the-less!
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Interesting book. Bought as a present for my grandson at his request.Published 13 months ago by Val C
Brilliant book, not just for A-level Theology students but for anyone inquisitive about God and Religion. Wonderful.Published 20 months ago by Harley Longley
Good introductory book to the Philosophy of Religion. Very easy to read and understand. I will recommend as a simple guide introduction to Philosophy of Religion.Published on 15 Jun. 2013 by Eliza94
This was recommended by a friend for its clear writing summarising all aspects of theology and religion. Short chapters make easy readingPublished on 6 May 2013 by MICHAEL JARRATT
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