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The Fountain: A Secular Theology

Don Cupitt

Published by SCM Press
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Title: The Fountain: A Secular Theology

Publisher: SCM Press

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Paperback. 106 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.3in. x 0.4in.During the past 30 years, what we used to call the passing show of existence has turned into a global torrent of electronic communication and cultural change. Everywhere, Tradition is collapsing. Local fundamentalist reactions - hailed by some as evidence that God is back - cannot hope to stem the flood. They are merely symptoms of faiths increasing desperation. In our time, Don Cupitt says, religion is no longer about gaining immortality, or the forgiveness of our sins: it is about becoming reconciled to our lifes transience, to time and death. This ultra-clear and secular theology therefore centres around the image of The Fountain, which close-up, is all noisy, rushing transience, but when we step back becomes a healing, unifying symbol of lifes perpetual self-renewal. This is religious thought with no supernatural world, and with none of the local divine names. But it works. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780334043959

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Synopsis: During the past 30 years, what we used to call 'the passing show of existence' has turned into a global torrent of electronic communication and cultural change. Everywhere, Tradition is collapsing. Local fundamentalist reactions - hailed by some as evidence that 'God is back' - cannot hope to stem the flood. They are merely symptoms of faith's increasing desperation. In our time, Don Cupitt says, religion is no longer about gaining immortality, or the forgiveness of our sins: it is about becoming reconciled to our life's transience, to time and death. This ultra-clear and secular 'theology' therefore centres around the image of 'The Fountain', which close-up, is all noisy, rushing transience, but when we step back becomes a healing, unifying symbol of life's perpetual self-renewal. This is religious thought with no supernatural world, and with none of the local divine names. But it works.

About the Author: The Revd Don Cupitt is a Life Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His books include Taking Leave of God, The Sea of Faith and Solar Ethics were published by SCM Press and translated into many languages.

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