A Reply to Rowan Williams

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:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

A Reply to Rowan Williams

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This chapter outlines the author's response to Rowan Williams's published writings and states that he is a religious symbolist who takes his symbols seriously, and a doctrinal rather than a philosophical theologian. The chapter talks about how he clings to realism. This chapter doubts that there is no significant difference between the author and Rowan Williams. The chapter demonstrates Williams's vestigial and unsupported attachment to realism and urges him to change his side. Consequently the chapter emphasizes the awareness of Williams's writings and simply says that it is necessary for believers to not deceive themselves but instead to know and understand clearly what their own believing is.

Keywords: writings; symbolism; doctrinal; theologians; realism; vestigiality

Chapter.  3265 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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