DON CUPITT

 

Is it possible for people, and even for a whole society, to lose faith in God? ... [If] it happens, [it is] not primarily because something they used to think existed does not after all exist, but because the available language about God has been allowed to become too narrow, stale and spiritually obsolete ... the work of creative religious personalities is continually to enrich, to enlarge and sometimes to purge the available stock of religious symbols and idioms ... (The Sea of Faith, 1984)


DENNIS NINEHAM

 

... people of different periods and cultures differ very widely; in some cases so widely that accounts of the nature and relations of God, men and the world put forward in one culture may be unacceptable, as they stand, in a different culture ... a situation of this sort has arisen ... at about the end of the eighteenth century a cultural revolution of such proportions broke out that it separates our age sharply from all ages that went before (The Use and Abuse of the Bible, 1976)


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A Plain Guide

Theological language can be difficult. It often says important things in complicated ways, using code familiar to a scholarly in-group. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with this. It's just that the same things can be said more plainly, in a way accessible to most.


The Great Divide
A Jesus of History
Revelation
Belief 
Christianity as a Way of Life
Knowing God's Will 
Heresy
Doctrine
The Supernatural
Tradition
Sin
The Trinity 
Science
A Liturgical Jesus
Life


Satan 
Evil 
God's Law   
Faith  
Spirituality  
Myth
Prayer
The Soul
Salvation
Justification  
Theology
Redemption
Intelligent Design
Orthodoxy