From Yorkshire schoolboy to philosopher and theologian of International renown, John Hick tells his life story in this warm and absorbing autobiography. Painting a vivid picture of Twentieth-century soceity, from 1950s America to racial tensions in England and in apartheid-era South Africa, he recounts the events that have shaped his life, including his early conversion to evangelical Christianity, his role as a conscientious objector in the Second World War, and his gradual often controversial- move towards a religious pluralism embracing all the world faiths. This thoughtful reflection on the changing face of religion and insight into one man's spiritual and intellectual journey will appeal to any concerned with the great human questions, from belief in the Transcendent, to the role of faith, and the nature of death and beyond.
John Hick is a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham
1. A Shipping Family 1 2. Childhood, schools and family 11 3. Religious exploration and conversion 24 4. A Conchie 36 5. With the friends ambulance unit in Egypt 45 6. FAU in italy and greece 59 7. Student at Edinburgh and Oxford 66 8. Theological training 78 9. Minister at Belford 88 10. Philosopher at Cornell 102 11. heretic at Princeton Seminary 120 12. Cambridge interlude 131 13. Brimingham University 143 14. Multi-faith work in Birmingham 159 15. All Fatihs for One Race 169 16 AFFOR - racial issues 180 17. With Hindus in India 193 18. With Sikhs in Punjab 206 19. With Buddhists in Sri Lanka 217 20. The Myth of God Incarnate 227 21. Botawana and apartheid South Africa 238 22. Graduate teaching in California 250 23. Life at Claremont 264 24. Encounters with eastern Buddhism 277 25. Interlude- return trips to the States 289 26. Birmingham again 297 27. Philosophy of religion - the state of the art 311 28. Epilogue: write your own pre-obituary 320