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|What the site tries to do
Observing that the word radical derives from the Latin radix
for "root", the author Scott Peck writes: "... to be
radical is to get down to the root of things, penetrating their essence
and not being distracted by superficialities".
There is a large gap between academic
and popular theology. The former assumes considerable background knowledge. The latter
often provides a poor diet to those hungry for something more substantial.
Thinking about Christianity inevitably involves a
degree of technical detail which many find off-putting. Radical Faith attempts to step back from
the technical trees
to take in the wider forest of faith. In short, it tries in an amateur way
to narrow the gap
between theology and the ordinary Christian. As Don Cupitt says:
... truth in philosophy, religion and morality is public and easy to
find. It is for everybody ... we must give up the idea that in these
areas we should look up to any special and exalted Mouthpiece of Truth.
Another way of putting it is that what is contained in this website is
not scholarly  but what might be termed "theological journalism"
aiming to reduce in a small way the unfortunate illiteracy of most
Christians about matters theological.
||The Radical Faith
website is maintained by Michael Maasdorp
Tel: +44 1343 540 387. Until his recent retirement he was a member of the
Society of the Sacred Mission.
Notes on the Dedicated Life
 The Law of the Conservation of Difficulty suggests that
obscurantism in any academic subject expands to fill the vacuum of its intrinsic
A Devil's Chaplain, 2003, p.6).