After God: The Future Of Religion - Don CuppittWeidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a light scuff to the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
3rd impression. [First Edition: 1997]
From the cover: “Despite the challenge of modern science, philosophy, technology and society, religious faith continues to survive. And yet orthodox religious belief remains rooted in the social conditions of the distant past. In this original and provocative new book, Don Cupitt traces the history of belief in gods, from the dawn of the worship of individual deities in early cultures to their current twilight. He argues that we now need to begin to move beyond belief in individual gods, while retaining the values of religion, and explores how we can look to a future in which religion is disassociated from supernatural belief.
Tracing the postmodern movement from traditional belief to cynicism to look forward to faith after God, Cupitt shows how we need to build a new religious vocabulary that is responsive to the realities of our world. He presents a view of religion less as an ideology and more as a set of spiritual tools, enhancing our lives in the ways that the arts do. Unusually prepared to examine religious faith from first principles and in its historical contexts, After God brilliantly provides the possibility of new forms of faith, alternatives both to traditional beliefs that so many find hard to accept, and to soulless atheism on the one hand and new age thinking on the other.
For long one of the most radical and controversial of theologians, Cupitt here provides us with arguably his most original and provocative book yet. Both for all who still have faith, and for those who wish that they could believe, but cannot accept traditional religion, it is essential reading.”