Don Cupitt former Dean of Emmanuel College Cambridge was born in at Oldham England. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity Hall Cambridge . Visit ‘s Don Cupitt Page and shop for all Don Cupitt books. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Don Cupitt. Don Cupitt. Don Cupitt. Controversial theologian and philosopher Don Cupitt presents Jesus as a radical secular humanist in this interview for the Philosophy Bites podcast. Listen to.

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It gave rise to the Sea of Faith movement in the UK which has been described as a sort of secular religion. Life is, as people say, a single ticket: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Japan, books, prints, popular culture, unusual scripts and cats: He is at the centre, he just could not be more important.

In he was appointed to a University teaching post in the Philosophy of Religion, a job in which he continued until his retirement for health reasons in Stage 1 Negation Theology we can only know what God is not and can say nothing meaningful about him – fairly mainstream.

He has been an Anglican priest and a professor of the University of Cambridgethough is better known as a popular writer, broadcaster and commentator. ron

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Because life is always language-wrapped, everything in the world of life is always shaped by the language in which we describe it, and in a living language everything is always changing. He survived, partly because the then Archbishop of Canterbury and the then Master of Emmanuel defended his right to put forward his ideas. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


So we should simply love life and say Yes to life until our last day. We should fulfill our potential and ‘shine’ in our celebration of life. Thus, if we return to the question ‘what is religion’ it would be misleading to say that religion is a collection of signs and symbols creating a framework to understand reality.

Thus for Cupitt there is, paradoxically, more religious freedom in China than in the West. Our age is now post-metaphysical. He then von to Westcott House Cambridge to train as a priest and was ordained deacon inbecoming a priest in Views Read Edit View history. Life is a continuous streaming process of symbolic expression and exchange.

So many supposed features of the world turn out to be merely features of the language in which we describe it. However, he subsequently moved further away from Christianity. Life is that in which ‘we live and move and have our being’ Acts Furthermore, traditional adherents to Christianity would doubtless object to doj revision of God, afterlife, prayer and salvation. We are moved and touched by the way all living things, and not just we ourselves, spontaneously love life, affirm it and cling to it.

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Science joins up its world by positing mathematical regularities running right across it…By contrast, the Book of Life is written in our natural human language of words. To put it another way, we could be living inside the Ccupitt and we would have no way of knowing it! This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Fourthlyas discussed above, we could say that it ron confusing and unhelpful to keep the language of Christianity if we have changed cupltt meaning of the terms.


Jesus used the term in a non-realist sense because it fitted with the thought patterns of the age and was therefore the best way to get the message across. There is no absolute point of view from which someone can see ‘the Truth’, the final Truth, about life.

Initially his theology could be described as fitting within the mainstream of the liberal tradition but from dob it became progressively more radical and postmodern.

One could argue that to keep terms but reject the traditional understanding of them ismisleading. Available for download now.

For Cupitt the sun is an apt metaphor for how people should live life. Ddon person might find a different way of finding meaning in the world entirely independent of the language and structures of Christianity.

One should be transparent, completely explicit, purely outgoing, and burning with love culitt life in general and for the neighbour in particular. In Chapter 13 of his book “After God: We have learnt to see all reality as a slow-motion explosion, as pouring itself out and passing away, as dissemination. Solar Ethics, Chapter 2.

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