Contents: Introduction; Christian philosophy; Values and facts, religion and science; Language and thought; Knowledge and reality; Coping with evil; On the nature of God; Prayer, mysticism and spirituality; Christian doctrine and the dialogue of traditions; Philosophical theology; Index.
Professor Brummer was born in South Africa in 1932. He studied philosophy and theology at the universities of Stellenbosch, Harvard, Utrecht and Oxford and was professor in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Utrecht from 1967 to 1997. His writings include Theology and Philosophical Inquiry (London 1981, Philadelphia 1982) (Also in Dutch), What are we Doing when we Pray? (London 1984), (Also in Dutch and in German), Speaking of a Personal God (Cambridge 1992) (also in Dutch), The Model of Love (Cambridge 1993) (Also in Dutch, Korean and Farsi), Faith and the Modern World. Lectures and Conversations in Iran (Tehran 2003), Ultimate Happiness and Christian Doctrine (Cambridge, forthcoming).