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    Rethinking Order: After the Laws of Nature.Nancy Cartwright & Keith Ward (eds.) - 2016 - New York: Bloomsbury.
    This book presents a radical new picture of natural order. The Newtonian idea of a cosmos ruled by universal and exceptionless laws has been superseded; replaced by a conception of nature as a realm of diverse powers, potencies, and dispositions, a 'dappled world'. There is order in nature, but it is more local, diverse, piecemeal, open, and emergent than Newton imagined. In each chapter expert authors expound the historical context of the idea of laws of nature, and explore the diverse (...)
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    Truth and the Diversity of Religions.Keith Ward - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (1):1 - 18.
    I will be concerned with only one problem about truth which is raised by the diversity of religions which exist in the world. The problem is this: many religions claim to state truths about the nature of the universe and human destiny which are important or even necessary for human salvation and ultimate well-being. Many of these truths seem to he incompatible; yet there is no agreed method for deciding which are to he accepted; and equally intelligent, informed, virtuous and (...)
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    Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine.Keith Ward - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    The concept of the 'social Trinity', which posits three conscious subjects in God, radically revised the traditional Christian idea of the Creator. It promoted a view of God as a passionate, creative and responsive source of all being. Keith Ward argues that social Trinitarian thinking threatens the unity of God, however, and that this new view of God does not require a 'social' component. Expanding on the work of theologians such as Barth and Rahner, who insisted that there was only (...)
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  4. Believing in Miracles.Keith Ward - 2002 - Zygon 37 (3):741-750.
    David Hume’s arguments against believing reports of miracles are shown to be very weak. Laws of nature, I suggest, are best seen not as exceptionless rules but as context-dependent realizations of natural powers. In that context miracles transcend the natural order not as "violations" but as intelligible realizations of a divine supernatural purpose. Miracles are not parts of scientific theory but can be parts of a web of rational belief fully consistent with science. (edited).
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    Rational theology and the creativity of God.Keith Ward - 1982 - Oxford: Blackwell.
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    The Case for Religion.Keith Ward - 2014 - Simon & Schuster.
    A brilliant and accessible rebuttal of The God Delusion from one of Christianity's most incisive thinkers In this, his first new book since the best-selling God: A Guide for the Perplexed (Oneworld, 2002), Keith Ward turns his attention to the role - and the validity of religion over the centuries and in the world today. His erudite yet informative and factual narrative outlines the various attempts that have been made throughout history to explain religion, including the anthropological, psychological, sociological and (...)
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  7. The Development of Kant’s View of Ethics.Keith Ward - 1972 - Philosophy 48 (183):96-97.
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    Is religion dangerous?Keith Ward - 2006 - Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co..
    The causes of violence -- The corruptibility of all things human -- Religion and war -- Faith and reason -- Life after death -- Morality and the Bible -- Morality and faith -- The enlightenment, liberal thought and religion -- Does religion do more harm than good in personal life? -- What good has religion done?
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    The evil God challenge – a response.Keith Ward - 2015 - Think 14 (40):43-49.
    I argue that the co-existence of omnipotence, omniscience, and total evil forms an inconsistent triad. An omniscient being will know what it is like for anyone to feel pain, and since pain is undesirable, will not freely create pains which it would have to share. An omnipotent being would choose to be rational, and a purely rational being would choose what it believes to be good. It would in fact choose to be of supreme value, and thus would necessarily contain (...)
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    The Big Questions in Science and Religion.Keith Ward - 2008 - Templeton Press.
    Explores ten questions that consider if religious beliefs can survive in the scientific age.
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    Religion and Human Nature.Keith Ward - 1998 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Continuing Keith Ward's series on comparative religion, this book deals with religious views of human nature and destiny. The beliefs of six major traditions are presented: the view of Advaita Vedanta that there is one Supreme Self, unfolding into the illusion of individual existence; the Vaishnava belief that there is an infinite number of souls, whose destiny is to be released from material embodiment; the Buddhist view that there is no eternal Self; the Abrahamic belief that persons are essentially embodied (...)
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  12. Rational Theology and the Creativity of God.Keith Ward - 1983 - Philosophy 58 (224):272-273.
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  13. Religion and Revelation: A Theology of Revelation in the World's Religions.Keith Ward - 1996 - Religious Studies 32 (3):417-421.
     
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    The Christian Idea of God: A Philosophical Foundation for Faith.Keith Ward - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, eminent theologian Keith Ward takes a fresh look at the ancient philosophy of Idealism, connects it with findings in modern science, and shows that a combination of good science, good philosophy, and a passion for truth and goodness, can underpin religious faith. Going back to first principles, he argues for the Idealist view that all knowledge begins with experience. Critically examining the idealism of Plato, Kant, and Hegel, Ward shows how this philosophy is strengthened by a knowledge (...)
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    Kant: The Philosophy of Right.Keith Ward - 1971 - Philosophical Quarterly 21 (84):272-273.
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  16. Rational theology and the creativity of God.Keith Ward & François Helft - 1983 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 173 (1):72-73.
     
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    Images of Eternity: Concepts of God in Five Religious Traditions.Keith Ward - 1987
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    Religion and Creation.Keith Ward - 1996 - Clarendon Press.
    This is the second book in a trilogy which explores major concepts in the four major scriptural faiths of the world: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. Part I dealt with Revelation, whilst this new book focuses on the question of creation. As well as looking at what modern thinkers across the world have had to say on the topic, the book also considers the insights of modern physics, and shows how the universe can be seen as the expression of the (...)
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    Religion in the Modern World: Celebrating Pluralism and Diversity.Keith Ward - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    The subject of religious diversity is of growing significance, with its associated problems of religious pluralism and inter-faith dialogue. Moreover, since the European Enlightenment, religions have had to face new, existential challenges. Is there a future for religions? How will they have to change? Can they co-exist peacefully? In this book, Keith Ward brings new insights to these questions. Applying historical and philosophical approaches, he explores how we can establish truth among so many diverse religions. He explains how religions have (...)
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    The development of Kant's view of ethics.Keith Ward (ed.) - 1972 - New York,: Humanities Press.
  21. Divine Action.Keith Ward - 1991 - Religious Studies 27 (4):567-568.
     
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    Naturalism.Keith Ward - 2020 - Think 19 (56):85-88.
    My argument is that naturalism is too restricted and dogmatic an account of the many different sorts of entities and explanations that we employ in trying to understand our world. It is a faith rather than a mode of inquiry.
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    Religion and Community.Keith Ward - 2000 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Religion is an important social force, both for good and evil, in the modern world. This book considers the main ways in which religion and society interact, and the ways in which the major world religions need to adapt themselves in the modern world. The author, a Christian theologian, describes the major types of religious community in the world, and proposes a radical vision of the church as a person-affirming, world-transforming society in the emerging global community of many faiths and (...)
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  24. Divine Action in the World of Physics: Response to Nicholas Saunders.Keith Ward - 2000 - Zygon 35 (4):901-906.
    Nicholas Saunders claims that, in my view, divine action requires and is confined to indeterminacies at the quantum level. I try to make clear that, in speaking of “gaps” in physical causality, I mean that the existence of intentions entails that determining law explanations alone cannot give a complete account of the natural world. By “indeterminacy” I mean a general (not quantum) lack of determining causality in the physical order. Construing physical causality in terms of dispositional properties variously realized in (...)
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    Moral Seriousness.Keith Ward - 1970 - Philosophy 45 (172):114 - 127.
    What is it to be ‘morally serious’? In one sense, it is quite obvious that a man who stands by his moral principles with difficulty and in face of many obstacles, even to the extent of giving his life rather than denying these principles, is a morally serious person. He might be contrasted with a man who gives up or modifies his moral principles whenever their implementation becomes difficult, or threatens to harm his interests; and this person might be called (...)
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    Kant's teleological ethics.Keith Ward - 1971 - Philosophical Quarterly 21 (85):337-351.
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    The temporality of God.Keith Ward - 2001 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 50 (1/3):153-169.
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    The concept of God.Keith Ward - 1974 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
  29. Images of Eternity.Keith Ward - 1989 - Religious Studies 25 (3):396-399.
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    Miracles and Testimony.Keith Ward - 1985 - Religious Studies 21 (2):131 - 145.
    A CONSIDERATION OF J C MACKIE’S CLAIM THAT IT IS NEVER REASONABLE TO ACCEPT TESTIMONY TO THE OCCURRENCE OF A MIRACLE. I ARGUE THAT THIS CLAIM FAILS; BUT, BY EXAMINING THE CONCEPT OF MIRACLE AS A SAVING DISCLOSURE OF GOD, I SHOW WHY THE RATIONALITY OF ACCEPTING MIRACLES ON TESTIMONY IS UNLIKELY TO BE NEUTRALLY ESTABLISHABLE.
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  31. Part One: Articles.Pamela Sue Anderson, Hent DeVries, David Ray Griffin, William Hasker, Fergus Kerr, John Macquarrie, Adrian Peperzak, Philip L. Quinn, William J. Wainwright & Keith Ward - 2005 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 58:207-214.
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    Philosophy of Religion: The Historic Approaches.Keith Ward - 1973 - Philosophical Quarterly 23 (91):188-189.
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  33. Gasking and Geaching.Keith Ward - 1976 - Philosophy 51 (196):129-129.
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    Language and Understanding in Morality.Keith Ward - 1972 - Philosophy 47 (181):249 - 262.
    It is significant that one of the influential books on the philosophy of morality in recent years was called “The Language of Morals”. The title is significant because it overtly expresses the two-fold short-sightedness of many British moral philosophers in the 20th century. First, it assumes that there is just one language of morality, presumably the same for all human persons, which is distinct and separable from other sorts of language. This is the thesis of the linguistic autonomy of morals; (...)
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    Philosophy and the Meaning of Life. by Karl Britton. (Cambridge University Press, 1969. Pp. 218. 40s. Paperback 12s.).Keith Ward - 1971 - Philosophy 46 (175):70-.
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    Ethical Knowledge.J. J. Kupperman & Keith Ward - 1972 - Philosophical Books 13 (1):14-16.
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    A Vision to Pursue: Beyond the Crisis in Christianity.Keith Ward - 1991 - Trinity Press International.
  38. Booknotes.Keith Ward - 1976 - Philosophy 51:121.
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    Body and mind.Keith Ward - 1971 - Philosophical Books 12 (3):5-7.
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    Concepts of Deity.Keith Ward & H. P. Owen - 1972 - Philosophical Quarterly 22 (88):285.
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    Concepts of God: Images of the Divine in the Five Religious Traditions.Keith Ward - 1998 - Oneworld Publications.
    Is there a universal concept of God? Do all the great faiths of the world share a vision of the same supreme reality? In an attempt to answer these questions, Keith Ward considers the doctrine of an ultimate reality within five world religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. He studies closely the works of definitive, orthodox writers from each tradition - Sankara, Ramanuja, Asvaghosa, Maimonides, Al-Ghazzali and Aquinas - to build up a series of 'images' of God, a (...)
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  42. Divine Action.Keith Ward & Anna Case-Winters - 1993 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 14 (2):207-212.
     
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  43. Ethics and Christianity.Keith Ward - 1970 - Religious Studies 7 (3):267-268.
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    Ethics and Christianity.Keith Ward - 1970 - New York: Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Explanation and Mystery in Religion.Keith Ward - 1973 - Religious Studies 9 (1):23 - 37.
    It has often been claimed by philosophical theologians that the concept of God functions as an ‘ultimate explanation’ of the nature of the universe. In recent years, various theologians have regarded this notion of ‘ultimate explanation’ as one which has a central place in religious belief; and they construe the concept of God, at least in part, and sometimes mainly, as a concept which provides such an explanation. On the other hand, from the time of David Hume there has been (...)
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    Ethics and Pluralism.Keith Ward - 2022 - In Sharada Sugirtharajah (ed.), John Hick’s Religious Pluralism in Global Perspective. Springer Verlag. pp. 115-134.
    I begin by querying whether ‘post-axial’ religions are cosmically optimistic, though what John Hick has in mind is forms of religious beliefs that affirm that there is life after physical death, and the possibility of final fulfilment for all. Hick accepts that ideas of this fulfilment, the ultimate goal of human striving, conflict. I query whether diverse traditions would accept that ‘the Real’ is wholly beyond their conceptions of it, and that their conception is no more authentic than the conceptions (...)
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    Fifty key words in philosophy.Keith Ward - 1968 - Richmond,: John Knox Press.
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    God as Creator.Keith Ward - 1989 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 25:99-118.
    ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth’ (Genesis 1.1). For millions of Jews, Christians and Muslims this has been a fundamental article of belief. Nor is it unknown in the classical Indian traditions. The Upanishads, taken by the orthodox to be ‘heard’, not invented, and to be verbally inerrant, state: ‘He desired: “May I become many, may I procreate” … He created (or emanated) this whole universe’ (Taittiriya Upanishad, 6). The belief that everything in the universe is (...)
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    God as Creator.Keith Ward - 1989 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 25:99-118.
    ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth’. For millions of Jews, Christians and Muslims this has been a fundamental article of belief. Nor is it unknown in the classical Indian traditions. The Upanishads, taken by the orthodox to be ‘heard’, not invented, and to be verbally inerrant, state: ‘He desired: “May I become many, may I procreate” … He created this whole universe’. The belief that everything in the universe is brought into being by an act of (...)
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    God and the philosophers.Keith Ward - 2009 - Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
    Why Plato was not a world-hating totalitarian -- Why Aquinas' "five ways" are not so bad after all -- Why does everybody hate Cartesian dualism? -- Why kicking stones cannot refute Bishop Berkeley -- Why David Hume is odder than you think -- David Hume's un-natural theology -- How Kant did not undermine all possible arguments for God -- Whatever happened to Hegel? -- Why Schopenhauer was not quite an Atheist -- Was Nietzsche a bad thing? -- Materialism and its (...)
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