God: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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Who or what is God? How do different religions interpret God's 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 the major religions established their own distinctive beliefs about God and how they interpret God's existence, and concludes by looking at how our understanding of God continues to evolve.

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About the Author


John Bowker is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and at 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 World (Quercus, 2007); World Religions (Dorling Kindersley, 2006); The Sacred Neuron: The Extraordinary New Discoveries Linking Science and Religion (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); God: A Brief History; and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (OUP, 1997).


Product Details
ISBN: 9780198708957
ISBN-10: 0198708955
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 1st, 2014
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions