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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Cupitt advocates a ‘ Kingdom Theology’ which means treating this life as heaven and celebrating it rather than seeing it as a precursor to an eternal afterlife.

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We should see our relation to life as being like an immediate relation to God. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive cookies from this website. Instead, to speak of ‘God’ is to subscribe to a certain set of values and a certain way of seeing the world. His thinking develops continuously and is not easy to summarize, but the best introduction to it has been given by the Australian Nigel Leaves in his recent two-volume study.

Stage 7 onwards The Religion of the Future this life is all there is, embrace it! Additional notes on Cupitt including some useful extracts from interviews here.

Cupitt explains Jesus’ use of the term ‘ Kingdom of God ‘ as a reflection of the beliefs at the time. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Problems occur when the ‘rules’ from one language game are misapplied to another different language game. We might ask why does Cupitt want to keep religion at all? Cupitt thinks moral laws are necessary and, to a certain extent, will take care of themselves.


Fifthlyif we reject a realist interpretation of the supernatural and if we reduce religion to an ethic of making the most of life then does it really deserve to be called a ‘religion’ at all? More than the people of any previous period, we have come to ourselves and are able simply to love life just as it is. Life is now as God to us.

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He is seen as writing somewhere between Christianity, Buddhism and French-style postmodernism, and his cuitt religion ron “solar” commitment to ordinary life makes sense to many people in China, which has never been much attracted to other-worldy, dogmatic religion. Links to both can be found at the bottom of this page. All we can do is speak of human experience and say something perhaps about what ‘God’ means to us.

Cupitt however, argues that Christianity has undergone several fairly radical revisions of itself throughout its history, consider for example the difference between traditional and liberal views about homosexuality.

A Secular Theology Aug 16, At that time he proceeded to a Life Fellowship at Emmanuel College, which remains his base today.

The only sensible preparation for death is the practice of solar living. In The Last Testament he points out that although we no longer have Geocentric view of the world we still speak of ‘sunrise’ and ‘sunset’.

They could cope only by imagining that there were greater invisible beings who could and did understand and control both the human psyche and the world. Cupitt says that Jesus’ message is the original solar ethic and his life can be an example of how to embrace opportunities, stand up for values and not fear death. One should be transparent, completely explicit, purely outgoing, and burning with love for life in general and for the neighbour in particular.

At the same time Cupitt also turned to ordinary language, and to this life. One of the things that led Cupitt towards rejecting a realist interpretation of God was an approach to theology that goes all the way back to the Medieval world. Religion as a Way of Worldmaking.


Don Cupitt Quotes (Author of The Sea of Faith)

Life itself, and everything in the world of life, is mediated by language. People will mean different things by the terms. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Be the first to learn about new releases! More to the point, it also follows that there are no fixed or unchanging absolutes in life. In solar living I live by dying because I am passing away all the time. We construct our world through the symbols we use to create it. His theology is poetic rather than strictly systematic.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. During the s I still felt pretty confident of the permanent and in-all-situations goodness and religious efficacy of Christian myths, symbols and moral values. Since he has slowly been developing a new view of Jesus as “the Prometheus of Morality”.

A New Great Story Jun 07, Over time, Cupitt himself has begun to move further away from the Christian symbolism.

Finallyis religion really just about spirituality? Thus I ‘get myself together’: So many supposed features of the world turn out to be merely features of the language in which we describe it.

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 fon