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Is Nothing Sacred?The Non-Realist Philosophy of Religion: Selected Essays$
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Don Cupitt

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780823222032

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823222032.001.0001

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A Reply to David Edwards

A Reply to David Edwards

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(p.152) 12 A Reply to David Edwards
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Is Nothing Sacred?
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Don Cupitt

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823222032.003.0012

This chapter discusses influences on religious language and David Edwards's understanding of the history of philosophy and theology and the present state of Christian thought. As the chapter attempts to open various pathways of intellectual, moral, and religious renewal, it allows for philosophical analysis of standard idioms. The chapter destabilizes the standard idioms by putting a variety of philosophical arguments about the endlessness of interpretation into the humanly manufactured character of truth. It follows that in modern times we must see realities and established change, and the sooner this is done the better.

Keywords:   philosophy, theology, Christianity, idioms, change, theologians

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