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Emptiness and Brightness

Emptiness and Brightness

by Don Cupitt
     
 

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If new Platos or Buddhas were to appear today, what would they say about thenature of reality, the human condition and the way to happiness?

The period 800-200 b.c.e. - the so-called Axial Age - was the time when Old World pioneering philosophers and religious teachers laid down the basic ideas by which people have been living ever since. Today those great

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If new Platos or Buddhas were to appear today, what would they say about thenature of reality, the human condition and the way to happiness?

The period 800-200 b.c.e. - the so-called Axial Age - was the time when Old World pioneering philosophers and religious teachers laid down the basic ideas by which people have been living ever since. Today those great religious and cultural traditions are coming to an end. We are entering a new Axial Age.

Don Cupitt observes that this second Axial Age is one of communication. Everything is accessible to everyone, and everyone can make a contribution. The world is therefore made and remade not by the individual genius, but by a change in the general consensus. Cupitt describes the emergent religion and philosophy of the new Axial Period in clear and accessible language. He predicts that, while it may seem very strange at first, we will learn to love it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780944344873
Publisher:
Polebridge Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

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