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Taking Leave of God

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This is the book which first generated international celebrity and notoriety for its author, and which fire-started a debate about the supernatural claims of Christianity. Rejecting Christian doctrines and metaphysics in favour of the religious consciousness which characterises human identity, Cupitt 'takes leave' of God by abandoming objectice theism. Whatever one thinks ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published July 15th 2010 by SCM Press (first published October 1st 1980)
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Bob Breckwoldt
Don Cupitt beacme a notorius figure within the Church of England at the point that he wrote this. His aim is justifying religious belief and behaviour for those who can no longer believe in traditional belief in God but still feel religious or want to follow a religious path - a sceptical believer. A path he describes as "Buddhist in form, Christian in content". As he writes in the preface, "..if you do not feel the pressures that have led me to the position described, then this book is not for ...more
Ugh, this has got to be the longest 180 pages I've ever read. In the rare spots that I was able to figure out what the hell he was talking about, the points he was making were pretty trivial. The few spots that he was clear were slightly humorous and interesting, but this was rare.

I think, I guess, this book is about the need for mythology, particularly Christian mythology. Sure, it's mythology, he says, and we know that now. But it's still useful if we just go ahead and treat it as mythology. F
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