Is it possible for people, and even for a whole society, to lose faith in God? ... [If] it happens, [it is] not primarily because something they used to think existed does not after all exist, but because the available language about God has been allowed to become too narrow, stale and spiritually obsolete ... the work of creative religious personalities is continually to enrich, to enlarge and sometimes to purge the available stock of religious symbols and idioms ... (The Sea of Faith, 1984)



... people of different periods and cultures differ very widely; in some cases so widely that accounts of the nature and relations of God, men and the world put forward in one culture may be unacceptable, as they stand, in a different culture ... a situation of this sort has arisen ... at about the end of the eighteenth century a cultural revolution of such proportions broke out that it separates our age sharply from all ages that went before (The Use and Abuse of the Bible, 1976)

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Bits and Pieces

Here are some miscellaneous articles found on various websites. I have avoided using work specifically copyrighted, and have taken  the liberty sometimes of guessing that authors have intended free  use on a non-profit site like this one.

Matthew Arnold

 - Dover Beach & Dover Beach Revisited

Robert Anderson

 - Responses to Jesus

Charles Birch

 - Asking the Right Questions

Mel Crossley

 - Experiments With Uncertainty  

Don Cupitt

 - Christianity After the Church
                               - The Return of the Great Questions  

 - The Uncertainty of Life  
 - Beyond Belief

Rodney Eivers

 - The Ethic of Jesus

Anthony Freeman

 - Rethinking the Resurrection

Lloyd Geering

 - Being Religious in the Twenty-First Century


 - An Ecological Faith


 - Christianity Minus Theism
 - God and Me

JBS Haldane

 - More Anti-Lewisite

Alan Horner

 - The Question

Gregory Jenks

 - What Did Paul Know About Jesus?
 - Honest to Jesus
 - Behind & Beyond the Jesus Seminar

Brian Kilbey

 - Evolution and Christian Belief

C S Lewis

 - The Inner Ring

Michael Maasdorp

 - The Honest Broker

Kenan Malik

 - God, Science & the Quest for Moral Certainty

Michael Morton

 - Catholic Modernism (1896-1914)

Rosemary Neave

 - Creating Marginal Community

R & R Niebuhr

 - Can Christians Fight for Global Peace?

Duncan Park

 - The Crisis of Faith

Sheila Pritchard 

 - Digging Wells or Building Fences

Bryan Winters 

 - Paedophiles & Priests, Carnality & Clerics

 - The Bible Discussion You Will Never Have

 - Church Power