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Город: Cambridge, EnglandПодписчиков: 315О себе: Don Cupitt attempts to develop new think.

Город: Cambridge, EnglandПодписчиков: 315О себе: Don Cupitt attempts to develop new thinking for a new epoch: a new philosophy, ethics, and religious thought.

The Sea of Faith Network (SoF) is an organisation with the stated aim to explore and promote religious faith as a human creation. The SoF movement started in 1984 as a response to Don Cupitt's book and television series, both titled Sea of Faith

The Sea of Faith Network (SoF) is an organisation with the stated aim to explore and promote religious faith as a human creation. The SoF movement started in 1984 as a response to Don Cupitt's book and television series, both titled Sea of Faith. Cupitt was educated in both science and theology at the University of Cambridge in the 1950s, and is a philosopher, theologian, Anglican priest, and former Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

This text began in the 1860s as a phrase from Matthew Arnold's picture of the decline of religion as the retreat of the tide on Dover's beach. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Our Starbridge Lecturer has a new book out from Cambridge University . Giles Fraser on the storm provoked by Don Cupitt's 1980s television series.

Our Starbridge Lecturer has a new book out from Cambridge University Press, on participation as a theme in Christian thought. English (UK) · Русский · Українська · Suomi · Español. Are the questions raised by 'The Sea of Faith' still relevant and what became of the man who asked them? Featuring Prof Catherine Pickstock and Prof David Ford. BBC Radio 4 - Sea of Faith.

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Navaho Veterans: A Study of Changing Values (Paperback or Softback). Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible (Paperback or Softback). In "Odyssey on the Sea of Faith, Nigel Leaves maps the ways in which the ideas of Don Cupitt have developed, evolved, and changed-from mildly evangelical to liberal, to leading exponent of the view that there is not God out there and that we must create new religious ways of being. This book makes sense of Cupitt. For those interested in the ideas of Don Cupitt, it will be the authoritative resource for many years to come.

Don Cupitt, Church of England priest and academic, is one of a small band of Christians who insist that Christianity is. .The purpose of Surfing on the Sea of Faith is to show what it means for Cupitt to continue as a Christian, and an Anglican priest, without God.

Don Cupitt, Church of England priest and academic, is one of a small band of Christians who insist that Christianity is being held back by the literalists. For Cupitt, not only is the Ascension not literally true, it is not even metaphorically true. or as he expresses it, after God. Christianity without God first affects ethics. The most original of Cupitt's five & of ethical thought is & ethics'.

On Dover beach in the 1860s the English poet Matthew Arnold saw in the receding tide at dusk an image of the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. Twenty years later Nietzsche was proclaiming the death of God as an event that had taken place long before, but was still unrealized. The modern crisis of belief has deep roots. Don Cupitt shows how the rise in our science-based, democractic industrial society, of historical criticism and of knowledge of other religions has over the centuries slowly eroded the traditional framework of doctrinal belief--leaving us, as it seems to many, free, alone, and disoriented. But there is another story, for Cupitt also shows a line of creative thinkers, from Pascal to Wittgenstein, responding to each new challenge as it has arisen. A new understanding of religion is emerging which Cupitt calls non-realist, for it is without dogma. Instead, Christianity is seen as a way, a spiritual path, and an ethic. Religion becomes more like an art, for it is a function of our primal capacity to generate stories, symbols, and meanings to live by.

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Brakora
The book arrived promptly and was in good condition. In addition, I thought it was a very good book, well written and interesting, a true story
Golkree
Unlike Matthew Arnold’s poem which inspired the title of the 1984 BBC documentary and this book – both written by Professor Cupitt – The Sea of Faith is not a lament, the tragic tale of Secularization in which Christianity loses adherents and influence in Western societies since the Enlightenment (though it certainly has done). Cupitt’s project is, instead, a challenge and roadmap to believers to respond to the twin crises wrought by modernity: first, the crisis in ethics, to which liberal churches have already largely adapted; and second, the more fundamental and disruptive crisis in doctrine, especially the doctrine of God. This second challenge has been underappreciated by the church, says Cupitt, and with few exceptions religion has retreated from modernity to a comfortable ‘nostalgia business.’ Among leading mainstream theologians God-talk itself has become ambiguous, “destitute of real explanatory value,” and “utterly lacking in living religious power.” Religion of this kind is not long for this world. Survival demands change.

Discerning a trajectory in recent philosophical history, Cupitt traces a path forward. If it is to survive, religion must abandon supernatural realism and objectivity, for “only by doing so can faith finally free itself from all that is outworn and become as fully voluntary, creative and courageous as it is required to be today.” He admits the necessary revolution in religious consciousness will be difficult and traumatic, but the stories he tells of the pioneers who invented it point the way.

Many of these stories are very compelling, especially those of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein. Their extended treatment in the book allows Cupitt space to flesh-out their revolutionary and challenging thinking. The brilliant culminating chapter, ‘The Turn of the Tide,’ brings the project together in kind of roadmap to Ricoeur’s ‘second naiveté.’ It offers a path out of naive realism, through modernity’s critical deconstruction, and into a self-constructed, fully-demythologized, non-realist spirituality that has the potential to thrive, psychologically and intellectually, in the (post)modern world.

And on the question of God, Dr. Cupitt writes, “People have been struggling for too long to hold on to a meaning of God which is passing away, no doubt because they think that this meaning is THE meaning, the only possible meaning. But if meanings change and must be reminted, then we should be looking for signs of a profound mutation of Christianity, a reforging of all its meanings.” The Sea of Faith has proved itself to be such a sign, a sign that may lead modern strugglers in a hopeful direction.
Simple fellow
Don Cupitt has for years been teaching philosophy of religion in Cambridge, England. I find him to be one of the most interesting and radical thinkers in England today.
In his book, Cupitt suggests a new spirituality. The old belief in the metaphysical God, Cupitt finds unintelligible. Cupitt is much inspired by thinkers like Wittgenstein, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, and he advocates a human-centred spirituality without belief in the God of Christian theism. God is for Cupitt the sum of our values and ethical standards. "The true God is not God as a picturesque supernatual fact, but God as our religious ideal", he writes. Cupitt's God is not external, but something you can create through your thoughts and form of life.
Cupitt may be critized like the rest of the postmodern movement. When he writes "reality does not determine language: language determines reality", he is far too radical, and I don't think for instance Wittgenstein would agree with this.
But Cupitt is very interesting. One may get the feeling that he has an agenda, and is thinking with his soul, not merely playing an intellectual game. He challenges you. Cupitt is an excellent writer who should be read and discussed!
asAS
I must admit to having a more than vested interest in Mr Cupitt, he was a lecturer in the philosophy of religion at the university in which i now study theology. (Cambridge) His work is to my mind of the most fundamental importance to anyone who is not prepared to dismiss religion as "the opium of the people" but finds its claims to supernatural truth unteneble in the scientific age in which we live. He offers the reader a reason to let go of the traditional dogma of the church, not just because it seems unbelievable these days, but it is he says the prerequisite to finding a true spirituality, and a genuine religious experience in which the individual can be an autonomous moral and personal agent. For many people his approach is far too radical to be taken seriously, (some even find it offensive.) But he allows for this in his book, he says that to understand him one has to make fundamental changes to their outlook on the world and that most people will not be able to do this. I am not a religious person, and this maybe why i had less problems with him than many of the people i study with. But whether you agree with all he says or not, one cant miss the passion with which he writes, nor misunderstand depth of his own spirituality. This book fundamentally altered my view on the world, and my approach to the subject both academically and emotionally has been changed through reading it. He is the one author i recommend to any one who tells me that religion or more specifically christianity is outdated or naive. Read this book, even if you disagree with everything he says, it will give you a much greater idea of why you believe what you do.
The Sea of Faith: Christianity in Change download epub
Author: Don Cupitt
ISBN: 0563202025
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corp; 1st Edition edition (1984)
Pages: 286 pages