: The Sea of Faith (): Don Cupitt: Books. Don Cupitt has his own website which explains many of his central ideas. The Sea of Faith churches also have a website worth exploring. Links to both can be. Don Cupitt’s Sea of Faith, first published by the BBC in association with the eponymous TV series, is now ten years old and has recently been repub lished by.

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There is an active network of local groups who meet regularly for discussion and exploration. Stage 3 Anti-realism and postmodernism there is no objective world, there is only what we create. Gladstone’s Library, which was formerly known as St Deiniol’s Library, is a residential library, especially of theological books.

Gladstone’s Library website is here: Cupitt thinks that the sun is a good metaphor for living because. Religious people are much more likely to say that religious language corresponds with reality.

Cupitt believes that we construct God and religion through language. People discussing literature or science understand the rules of that particular language game so they know how to interpret the way that the words are used. He points out that the same applies in science. Furthermore, traditional adherents to Christianity would doubtless object to this revision of God, afterlife, prayer and salvation.

Continuum International Publishing Group. It might make more sense to be a critical realist than an anti-realist. How is solar ethics actually any different to just having a zest for life? However, according to Wittgenstein this view is too simplistic. In his writing, and in the various societies he has tried to foster, Don Cupitt attempts to develop new thinking for a new epoch: Encyclopedia Of New Religious Movements. Its stated aim is to “explore and promote religious faith as a human creation”.

Additional notes on Cupitt including some useful extracts from interviews here. He has recently given up public activity but may write a little more yet, if his health permits. Modernity and postmodernity have made any continuation of a realist understanding of Christianity impossible.

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Stage 5 The Turn to Be-ing life involves creativity, religion can help nurture that creative becoming. For example, liberal Christianity has dispensed with many of the more problematic parts of Christianity without arguing for a non-realist interpretation of God.

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Stage 7 onwards The Religion of the Future this life is all there is, embrace it! We have learnt to see all reality as a slow-motion explosion, as pouring itself out and passing away, as dissemination.

It goes without saying that he is at all times ready to give what assistance he can to scholars and research cupit who wish to consult him.

Instead, to speak of ‘God’ is to subscribe to a cypitt set donn values and a certain way of seeing the world. But today the enormous development of modern knowledge, and of the technologies of modern medicine, communications and so on, have done much to make us less dependent upon the protection of a postulated supernatural order. Cupitt was concerned that Christianity could not remain relevant to the world we live in if it stuck to its old fashioned claims.

The fullest bibliography in print is that in Gavin Hyman’s Festschrift volume ofNew Directions in Philosophical Theologypublished by Ashgate.

Cupitt says that we too should live this life fully aware that it is the only one we have. Cupitt argues that language is ‘ world-building ‘. Stage 1 Negation Theology we can only know what God is not and can say nothing meaningful about him – fairly mainstream.

Fourthlyas discussed above, we could say that it is confusing and unhelpful to keep the language of Christianity if we have changed the meaning of the terms. Religion should offer us a solution to death, or, to use the old Christian terminology, it should offer us salvation.

Cupitt’s ideas develop and change over time and he draws on a whole range of influences. There is nothing to be gained by nostalgia for the old objectivism, which was in any case used only to justify arrogance, tyranny, and cruelty.


Don Cupitt’s books began to appear in the early s, without attracting much public attention.

Cupitt describes solar ethics as ‘ethical expressivism or emotivism’ in his introduction to the book. In particular, it should be help us to accept the transient nature of life – i. Each national network is run by a steering committee elected from its members. In other words, it does not allow people to make up their own minds.

Don Cupitt Quotes (Author of The Sea of Faith)

As stated above, Cupitt rejects the traditional Christian view of Jesus in favour of what he believes to be a more authentic reading. Are there other, less radical ways for Christianity to survive? God, Grammar, and Meaning. However, he subsequently moved further away from Christianity.

The Sea of Faith churches also have a website worth exploring. Cpuitt the links under further reading to watch a video of Cupitt discussing Wittgenstein’s theories of language. He survived, partly because the then Archbishop of Canterbury and the then Master of Emmanuel defended his right to put forward his views. Words are also a human construct which means that we build reality.

Sea of Faith Network. Solar Ethics, Chapter 2. To put it another way, we could be living inside the Matrix and we would have no way of knowing it! The world-wide membership, as ofron at about 2, SoF possesses no religious writings or ceremonies of its own; many members remain active in their own religion mainly but not exclusively Christian while others have no religious affiliation at all. Retrieved 9 January