Above Us Only Sky
By (author) Don Cupitt
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Above Us Only Sky by Don Cupitt
Book DescriptionDon Cupitt believes that a new and truly global religious consciousness has been quietly easing itself in around the world. It does not need any visible organization and does not make any non-rational doctrinal claims. It is the religion of life - a secular, purely this-worldly, and radically-democratic affirmation of ordinary life. Where prescientific ages saw Heaven, he says, we see only sky. We have given up belief in a supernatural world, and we have felt compelled to break with the received ecclesiastical form of Christianity. But the Christian spirit of critical thinking, of systematic self-criticism and perpetual reform, has spread around the whole world in modern science, technology, critical history, and liberal democracy. In "Above Us Only Sky", in 27 brief slogans, he presents a systematic theology of this religion of ordinary life, setting it against its philosophical background, its spirituality and its relation to other faiths. It is, he says, the legacy and the long-awaited fulfilment of Christianity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781598150117
(228mm x 158mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Polebridge Press
Publisher: Polebridge Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Don Cupitt
Ethics in the Last Days of Humanity, Paperback (August 2015)
Don Cupitt's concern is not so much the science of global warming as it is the absence of a serious ethical and religious response to it. When all existing "reality" breaks down, ethics can no longer be based on nature or religious law. Cupitt advocates for an alternative inspired by the historical Jesus.
Creative Faith, Paperback (December 2014)
Creative Faith argues that Christians need to fill the void left behind by heaven-obsessed theology with a new theology of moral striving. No longer should they aim to conserve the self, preparing for eternity: they must simply expend it, by living generously.
Last Testament, Paperback (June 2012)
Considers the traditional Christian ideas of the hereafter against modern beliefs, arguing that we need not the New Testament message but a Last Testament for the Last World that we live in.
Great New Story, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Don Cupitt
Rewrites the narrative plan for salvation as the story of religion calling us out of nature and gradually making us ourselves.
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Author Biography - Don Cupitt
Don Cupitt is a Life Fellow and former Dean of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, and the author of more than thirty books including, Life, Life (2003), The Way to Happiness (2005), 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 a book and to an international network of radical Christians which is still growing.
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