A Theory of Religion
Author: Don Cupitt
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From Westar Institute’s Fall 2003 meeting.
Since the time of Kant and Hegel modern thought has gradually come to accept that our world is not upheld or sustained from any point outside it. It has no ‘Beyond’. All explanations of things have to be internal to the world. If so, we need to give a new account of what religion is, why it is important to us, and how it works. This is not easy, but for Don Cupitt the sacred world of religion and the ordinary world of everyday human life now simply coincide. In this workshop he invites us to think through the implications of the full return of religious thought into this world and this life.
Don Cupitt is a Life Fellow and former Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, and the author of more than forty books including Above Us Only Sky (2008), Impossible Loves (2007) and The Great Questions of Life (2006). A frequent broadcaster, mainly for the BBC, he has made three TV Series, one of which, The Sea of Faith, (1984), gave rise to an international network of radical Christians.