This is the official website of Professor Keith Ward. Read an introduction to his academic career together with recommended books to help understand his thinking.
In 2015 Cambridge University Press will publish ‘Christ and the Cosmos: a Reformulation of Trinitarian doctrine’. This rather ambitious title defends the general views of Barth and Rahner that God is supremely one, existing in three modes of deeply integrated being, and not some sort of society with three different centres of consciousness (the ‘social Trinity’).
In 2014 I published ‘The Evidence for God’ (Darton, Longman, and Todd), which is sub-titled ‘the case for the existence of the spiritual dimension’. I try to show how art and morality can be helpfully regarded as creative responses to objectively existing values of beauty and goodness, which demand human attention and appropriate action. So this universe is one where objective values and purposes exist, the human purpose being to realise those values in a creative way.
In 2013 I published, ‘Morality, Autonomy, and God’ (Oneworld). This is a defence of the view that the strongest basis for ethical commitment is the existence of a God, who is best defined as a reality of supreme objective value. The book is a study of the concept of the autonomy of morals, and argues that there are many senses of autonomy, and all acceptable senses are compatible with having a God-based morality.