Chapter

Free Christianity

Don Cupitt

in Is Nothing Sacred?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222032
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222032.003.0004

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Free Christianity

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This chapter points out that the essence of Christianity is distinguished not as anything religious but as a philosophical doctrine. The chapter affirms a religion where the story and symbol go hand in hand with values and practices. The chapter denies that knowledge should be justified. Rather, proving its objectivity and realism is more important. The chapter explicates the difference between a realist and a non-realist with the purpose of explaining that we are the only makers of the physical world and therefore meaning and truth exist in places where we only have constituted them. Furthermore, evidence of the history of philosophy and religion cannot be totally finalized for the reason that all these things are like art-products and they cannot totalize history.

Keywords: Christianity; religious; doctrine; symbol; values; realism; realist

Chapter.  5113 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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