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Vardy, Peter

Overview
Works: 52 works in 199 publications in 4 languages and 3,719 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Vardy
The puzzle of God by Peter Vardy( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company
God matters by Peter Vardy( )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The puzzle of evil by Peter Vardy( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and German and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The puzzle of ethics by Peter Vardy( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book poses key ethical questions and explores their consequences for society. Are all human beings of equal value? Do animals have the same rights as people? Is abortion justifiable? What is the difference between aided suicide and legalized murder? Is there any morality in war? How do we find an ethical approach to the environment? The author introduces the major philosophers of influence today. (Adapted from back cover)
Kierkegaard by Peter Vardy( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The puzzle of sex by Peter Vardy( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new edition of The Puzzle of Sex, one of Britain s best-known writers on the philosophy or religion and ethics, Peter Vardy brings his balanced and expert understanding to the subject. The book cherishes the value of lovemaking and emphasizes its mystery and depth. Almost everyone is directly affected by questions involving sex and sexual ethics yet few are aware of the background to current views on topics such as sex before and after marriage, sex as procreation and fulfilment, homosexuality, sexual abuse, rape and contraception. In clear and entertaining language, it digs beneath complex attitudes to enable readers to think through the most challenging issues of the day
The SPCK introduction to Kierkegaard by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was barely known in his own lifetime and his writings had little influence. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest philosophical thinkers. Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader
An introduction to Kierkegaard by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to Kierkegaard is an accessible introduction to one of the most influential philosophers of the nineteenth century. Peter Vardy is an internationally known scholar with several bestselling titles. S & oslash;ren Kierkegaard died in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the age of forty-two in 1855. His writings had little influence in his lifetime and after his death; even with the translation of some of his works into German, he was barely known. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the world's greatest thinkers and is often considered the father of existentialism. The purposes of this book are very similar to Kierkegaard's own purposes, namely: to help you think through the meaning and purpose of your life and what Christianity means today to reintroduce Christianity into a world that has largely forgotten what the word means to show the limitation of reason and modern philosophy Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaard's often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaard's thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This revised and expanded edition is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader
The puzzle of the Gospels by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The thinker's guide to God by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attempt to define what we mean by God, and indeed goodness, has been the central preoccupation of Western religion and philosophy
What is truth? by Peter Vardy( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics matters by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics Matters introduces students and general readers to the business of making moral decisions, engaging them them in meaningful dialogue and inspiring them to find out more. Beginning with discussion of the question of truth in Ethics, Peter and Charlotte Vardy outline and evaluate major approaches to doing ethics from Natural Law and Virtue Ethics to situation Ethics and Postmodernism, considering how these might inform decision making in today's world. Ethics Matter places the latest scholarship in context, clarifying how it relates to today's biggest challenges, without in any sense 'dumbing down'. The style is engaging and accessible; good use is made of examples from film, literature and current affairs to shine a light on the fundamental philosophic questions which underpin practical dilemmas
Being human : fulfilling genetic and spiritual potential by Peter Vardy( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good and bad religion by Peter Vardy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion is a central aspect of culture, as is the critical evaluation of different types of religion. Since 9/11 religion and different manifestations of it have been far more in the public eye in western societies than they had been since the Enlightenment. Yet, not all forms of religion are necessarily good for those who adhere to them and for others. Some types of religion are de-humanizing and need to be resisted whilst others are profoundly humanizing and good. In "Good and Bad Religion" Peter Vardy, one of the leading moral educators in the UK, seeks to provide criteria to separate good and bad manifestations of religion -- central to this are United Nations declarations on rights and the broad agreement, found in the Western and Eastern philosophical conditions, that there is a single human nature which all human beings share and certain types of attitudes and behaviour can be profoundly damaging
The thinker's guide to evil by Peter Vardy( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evil is one of the deepest and most central problems of human existence - a problem that every individual and every age must face for itself. Our grandparents' generation faced the evil of Hitler and the Holocaust, our parents' generation that of Stalin and Communism. We face terrorism and suicide bombers. But perhaps the question is not that simple. How did Nazism arise in Christian Germany? Do we not do evil ourselves? In a world where millions of children starve to death every year are we complicit in institutional evil? What exactly is evil? The authors explore our changing approach to evil, particularly in the Western Christian tradition, and the different answers that have been given. They look at the way our current ideas are presented in popular film and literature, like Star Wars , Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter . A wide range of great artists in the Western tradition is used to illustrate the way our understanding of these questions is fundamental to our humanity and our everyday behaviour."--Publisher's description
God of our fathers? : do we know what we believe? by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business morality by Peter Vardy( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bible matters by Peter Vardy( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the Bible really matter in today’s multicultural, scientifically informed and technologically enabled world? Does Richard Dawkins have a point when he says that the Bible is plain weird … a chaotically cobbled-together anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and 'improved' by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists"? Does studying the Bible have any place in twenty-first-century education, faith or life? Centuries of intensive biblical scholarship have made the meaning of the Bible less, not more, clear. Its authority and even importance has been called into question as questions about its historical accuracy have been raised and the apparent complexities of its authorship have been exposed. In clear and straightforward language and with plenty of lively examples, Bible Matters charts the development of Biblical Criticism and explores the philosophical assumptions which underlie Historical Criticism, more contemporary approaches to Biblical Interpretation
Great Christian thinkers( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The puzzle of Christianity by Peter Vardy( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An excellent overview of Christianity ... covers key content ... including: Jesus: His incarnation, life, ethical teaching, crucifixion and resurrection, saving importance for Christians and relationship with God; The development of Christianity through from the Early Church to contemporary Global Christianity; The similarities and differences between different types of Christianity in terms of beliefs, teachings and practices; The use and authority of the Bible and other sources of authority within the Churches as well as how the Bible shapes Christian Ethics; [and] Christian responses to science, feminism, secularism, philosophy and the new atheism as well as crises in social justice" --from Publisher's description
 
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The SPCK introduction to Kierkegaard An introduction to Kierkegaard
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The puzzle of evilThe puzzle of ethicsKierkegaardThe puzzle of sexThe SPCK introduction to KierkegaardAn introduction to KierkegaardThe puzzle of the GospelsThe thinker's guide to God
Alternative Names
Peter Vardy English philosopher

Languages
English (141)

German (5)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)