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The Sea of Faith: Christianity in Change (SIGNED COPY)

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Title:The Sea of Faith: Christianity in Change (SIGNED COPY)
Price:GBP£25.00 (about USD$31.30)
Signed:By Author
Book ID:B009-THG00034
Publisher:BBC, London, 1985
Binding:Grey Cloth
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
BBC, 1985, Grey Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, Reprint, Signed by Author, Illustrated By: Photo's

gilt titles spine; profusely illustrated throughout by colour & b/w. photo's.; "On Dover beach in the 1860s, Matthew Arnold found an image of the decline of religion, the 'melancholy, long, withdrawing roar' of the Sea of Faith. Twenty years later Nietzsche was proclaiming the death of God. Neither was saying anything essentially novel. For centuries changes in science, in historical thinking and in philosophy, set in motion by thinkers such as Galileo, Descartes, Kant and Hegel, had been eroding cherished beliefs - in a moral world­order, in another world beyond this one, in the very possibility of absolute knowledge or exclusive truth. When traditional dogmas have been dissolved away, we find ourselves quite alone, with no resources but those we can muster from within ourselves. But there is also another story. In this important book, based on his BBC television series, Don Cupitt argues that over the same period a new tide has begun to flow; a profound mutation has been taking place as religion breaks free from the outworn supernatural beliefs that at present stifle it. He shows the change in process in a variety of thinkers, including Kierkegaard, Albert Schweitzer, Jung and Wittgenstein. Accepting the twentieth-century's bleak view of man's place in the Universe, including the view that religion itself is simply human, Don Cupitt proposes that Christianity should now be practised without dogma, as a spiritual path, an ethic, and a way of giving meaning to life. It is a controversial idea, but Cupitt argues here that such a transformation is already under way." Price-clipped DustJacket; signed by the author on the fep. with the inscription - "for Corinne Garvey, with many thanks for all your help & encouragement. 21 November, 1991"; incld. index - 286 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Photo's. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Christianity; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0563202025. ISBN/EAN: 9780563202028. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: THG00034.
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