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Philosophy's Own Religion - Don Cupitt

Philosophy's Own Religion

Paperback Published: 1st September 2000
ISBN: 9780334028116
Number Of Pages: 192

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In this book Don Cupitt presents his systematic philosophy of religion. He begins by showing what is wrong with the way the subject is usually taught: scraps from various philosophies of the past are selected for use in the service of an agenda controlled by theology. Inevitably, the resqlt is,something closer to religious apologetics than to genuine philosophy. Cupitt sets out his alternative approach in two parts.The first is a 'democratic metaphysics'. Cupitt describes popular systematic philosophy as being today the most urgently needed, and yet the most neglected, kind of philosophy. He describes his own position as combining nihilism with radical humanism, and as 'a language-mediated radical religious humanism'. From this, Cupitt then derives 'philosophy's own religion': It is without dogma. It is a religion of life in which we learn to say Yes to,,transience, to practise expressive or 'solar' living, and to be humanitarians in social ethics. r Philosophy's own religion is the religious outlook we would come tQ if we were to make a new beginning, and to be strictly rational. It is not wholly novel: versions of it'crop up often in the history of philosophy. Another version of it was the very earliest form of Christianity, the 'kingdom theology' of Jesus and the first generation.

Fore Wordsp. 1
Dogmatic theology and the philosophy of religionp. 3
Globalization and religious thoughtp. 15
On Systematic 'closure'p. 33
Beginning all overp. 41
How it is with usp. 47
We and Our Worldp. 51
The relation between language and realityp. 53
'Discursive idealism' and religious thoughtp. 64
The sign which denies that it is a signp. 75
Beingp. 84
The web of communicationp. 95
Wep. 103
I: the first person singularp. 109
Our worldp. 114
Reality and the imaginationp. 120
The Teachingp. 127
Disseminationp. 129
Easy, goingp. 137
Expressionismp. 144
The union of life and deathp. 150
Humanitarian ethicsp. 155
My story, our storyp. 161
Local colourp. 164
Notesp. 168
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780334028116
ISBN-10: 0334028116
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23

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