Don Cupitt is a Life Fellow and former Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he studied Natural Sciences, Theology and the Philosophy of Religion. In 1959 he was ordained deacon in the Church of England, becoming a priest in 1960. In the early 1990s he stopped officiating at public worship, and in 2008 he finally ceased to be a communicant member of the church.
He is the author of some 50 books including Taking Leave of God (1980), for which he was called “the most radical theologian in the world,” and Polebridge Press titles 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. In his writing, he attempts to develop new thinking for a new epoch: a new philosophy, a new ethics, and a new religious thought.