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secular city secularization and urbanization in theological perspective by Harvey Gallagher Cox

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Published by SCM Press in London .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Church and the world.,
  • City churches.,
  • Cities and towns -- United States.,
  • Sociology, Urban.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 271-276.

StatementHarvey Cox.
LC ClassificationsBR115.W6 C65 1966a
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 276 p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6011934M
LC Control Number66067236

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The Secular City is one of the undoubted classics of the great upheaval in religious thinking that took place in the sixties--but the patterns of global religion and society have changed in all sorts of unpredictable ways. It is a real intellectual treat to see how Harvey Cox now reads his own groundbreaking work in the light of these changes, so that we realize not only what has altered but Pages: This book is a good foray into defending Christianity as a logical conclusion in our hyper-scienced culture. As someone with a Math background I especially liked his What a breath of fresh air Scaling the Secular City: A Defense of Christianity by J.P. Moreland was to read while living in /5. In this sequel to his groundbreaking book, "The Secular City," Harvey Cox aims to move past the "modern" or "liberal" theologies of the 19th and 20th Centuries (think Bultmann, von Harnack, Küng, Tillich) and lay the ground for a new Christian thought better suited to a postmodern age/5. The age of the secular city, the epoch whose ethos is quickly spreading into every corner of the globe, is an age of ‘no religion at all.’ It no longer looks to religious rules and rituals for its morality or its meanings.

Within my own corpus of writing, Scaling the Secular City – like Love Your God with All Your Mind (), and Kingdom Triangle () – seems to have marked something of a transitional phase in my bibliography; for from it, one can detect how several of my other books have emerged (for example. Jul 10,  · Harvey Cox's book The Secular City amazingly (for a serious book on theology) sold , copies in its first year (over a million copies in total), and brought this ordained American Baptist minister (who also taught theology at Harvard Divinity School) into the public consciousness.5/5(2). The book's arguments--that secularity has a positive effect on institutions, that the city can be a space where people of all faiths fulfill their potential, and that God is present in both the secular and formal religious realms--still resonate with readers of all backgrounds. He is the author of such books as The Secular City, The Feast of Fools, The Seduction of the Spirit and Turning East. Cox wrote this essay for Macmillan’s republication of The Secular City. This article appeared in The Christian Century, November 7, , pps.