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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In life, everything is subject to temporality.

Don Cupitt – Wikipedia

If it is not any different then why call it religion? Religion then is about finding happiness and meaning cupitr life. Religion should offer us a solution to death, or, to use the old Christian terminology, it should offer us salvation.

Stage 7 onwards The Religion of the Future this life is all there is, embrace it!

Don Cupitt: The Religion of Ordinary Life

He has written 40 books—which have been translated into Dutch, Persian, Polish, Korean, Portuguese, Danish, Cupity and Chinese—as well as chapters in more than 30 multi-authored volumes. If I want to refuse the package, the alternative for me is ‘passive nihilism’ or thoroughgoing pessimism.

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Whereas many modern thinkers believed that the use of reason could enable humans to access Truth, postmodernists like Cupitt point out that we are all trapped within our own subjective understandings of the world. In life, everything is contingent. Only 2 left in stock more on the way.


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Cjpitt, prayer has a useful spiritual function provided we realise that we are not in conversation with a divine being who can answer it. The only sensible preparation for death is the practice of solar living. Low to High Price: In Chapter 13 of his book “After God: After short periods as a curate in the North of England, and as Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cupitt was elected to a fellowship and appointed Dean at Emmanuel College late in It is reasonably accessible to beginners in philosophy and theology.

It follows that we ourselves, and our language, and our world, are shifting all the time like the sea. He calls this way of being a non-realist Christian “solar living”. In certain areas of the world much more traditional versions of Christianity seem to be thriving.

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Passing out into life. This interpretation of religion allows him to claim that solar ethics some continuity with Christian history without maintaining that Christian teachings are ‘true’ in the realist sense.

High to Low Avg. As redefined here, religious life is an cipitt, world-building activity through which we can get ourselves together and find a kind of belated, or retrospective, happiness.

The love of God is love and fellow-feeling for ‘the neighbour’ – or the fellow creature – generalised without limit until it becomes the love of all life.


One should be transparent, completely explicit, purely outgoing, and burning with love for life in general and for the neighbour in particular. He believed that a realist interpretation of Christianity would condemn it to die out.

Fifthlyif we reject a realist interpretation of the supernatural and if we reduce religion to an ethic of making the most culitt life then does it really deserve to be called a ‘religion’ at all? In his writing, and in the various societies he has tried to foster, Don Cupitt attempts to develop new thinking for a new epoch: In he was appointed to a university teaching post in philosophy of religion, a position in which he continued until his retirement for health reasons in At the same time Cupitt also turned to ordinary language, and to this life.

Don Cupitt born 22 May in Oldham, Lancashire is an English philosopher of religion and scholar of Christian theology. Cupitt was concerned that Christianity could not remain relevant to the world we live in if it stuck to its old fashioned claims.

Cupitt advocates that we actualise our potential as the sun does by becoming everything we can be.