Sharing in the Divine Nature

A Personalist Metaphysics

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Keith Ward
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock
    , May
     164 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


A defense of the New Testament view that all things are to be united in Christ, which entails that the ultimate destiny of the universe, and of all that is in it, is to be united in God. Keith Ward argues that this conflicts with classical ideas of God as simple, impassible, and changeless—ideas that many modern theologians espouse, and which Ward subjects to careful and critical scrutiny. He defends the claim that the cosmos contributes something substantial to—and in that way changes--the divine nature, and the cosmos is destined to manifest and express the essential creativity and relationality of a God of beatific, agapic, redemptive, and unitive love.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Keith Ward has been Dean of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and is now Professor of Religion at Roehampton University, London.



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