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The Sea of Faith

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Don Cupitt , Dean of Emmanuel College,
Cambridge, explores the revolution in ideas that has brought humanity from the Middle Ages to today's crisis of faith.
2: The Human Animal
Until the time of Charles Darwin , faith had followed the book of Genesis in giving man a unique place in nature. Suddenly Darwin's theory of evolution seemed to make the idea of special creation by God impossible.
Sigmund Freud 's consulting room in Vienna was the scene of an even greater challenge to Christian orthodoxy. Freud applied Darwin's ideas to the human mind and came to see all religious experience as a neurotic delusion.
But his most influential pupil disagreed. Carl Jung spent a lifetime exploring the experience of God as a power in the depths of the psyche. Assistant producer PETER DALE Produced and directed by PETER ARMSTRONG (R)
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Unknown: Don Cupitt
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Carl Jung
Producer: Peter Dale
Directed By: Peter Armstrong

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