Connexions. No. 177, The Faith of a Radical Christian - Rev. Don Cupitt
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The Faith of a Radical Christian - theologian, Reverend Don Cupitt is interviewed by Neville Glasgow.
Reverend Don Cupitt speaks about the concept of salvation, the comparison of his view of Christianity to Buddhism, how people view God as perceived through cultural values, and the concept of sin. He then speaks about Jesus as a revolutionary, and "Christian Platonism" - Christianity intertwined with Greek philosophy.
He then discusses the role of the Church in society, and his own personal role within it as a priest. He speaks about the idea of evil, and addresses the question of why God allows suffering - he says human beings are responsible for the world, and that is where change needs to come from. He also talks about miracles, belief, and the need for Christianity to transform from tradition to a 'new' Christianity.
The interview concludes with further discussion about his radical views on Christianity which compromised his position in the Church, with some labelling him as a heretic.
Reference number 207819
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Religious radio programs
Cupitt, Don, Interviewee
Glasgow, Neville, 1930-2019, Interviewer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster
Date 17 Jan 1993