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October 7, 2014 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Sea of Faith: a six-part documentary television series, presented on BBC television in 1984 by Don Cupitt. [youtube]
"The programme dealt with the history of Christianity in the modern world, focussing especially on how Christianity has responded to challenges such as scientific advances, political atheism and secularisation in general"

Sea of Faith 1 - Don Cupitt - Documentary : (Galileo, Descartes, Pascal) 49:42
Sea of Faith 2 - Don Cupitt - Documentary : (Freud, Jung, Darwin, William Smith) 49:37
Sea of Faith 3 - Don Cuppit - Documentary : (David Friedrich Strauss, Albert Schweitzer) 49:57
Sea of Faith 4 - Don Cupitt - Documentary : (Marx, Kierkegaard) 49:42
Sea of Faith 5 - Don Cupitt - Documentary : (Schopenhauer, Vivekananda, Annie Besant) 49:55
Sea of Faith 6 - Don Cupitt - Documentary : (Nietzsche, Wittgenstein) 49:20

posted by Fizz (4 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Can't view now, but will start when I get some time tonight.
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:17 PM on October 7, 2014

I've only watched a half hour of the first episode but it has a very Cosmos kind of feel to it. A bit more focus on philosophy, faith, & science. Less the focus on space but it has that kind of vibe.
posted by Fizz at 1:38 PM on October 7, 2014

Thank you for this, it's great so far.

I was raised religious, now I'm not. So far, this series has done an excellent job illustrating the way that the religious life and the religious mindset can create such a different perception of the world. "Perspective" is such a cliched term, but I don't have a better one- the perspectives offered by the religious view and the secular view are so different that the pictures they present of the world are almost completely foreign to the other side. This series is great for bridging that gap. Thanks.
posted by DGStieber at 2:09 PM on October 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

I read Cupitt's book (self link to review). It was interesting, but I never quite understood why he still wanted to identify as a Christian.
posted by pw201 at 2:36 AM on October 8, 2014

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