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Secular City Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0691158851

ISBN-13: 9780691158853

Edition: 2014 (Revised)

Authors: Harvey Cox

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Since its initial publication in 1965, The Secular City has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships between the rise of urban civilization, the decline of hierarchical, institutional religion, and the place of the secular within society. Now, half a century later, this international best seller remains as relevant as when it first appeared. The book's arguments--that secularity is a positive force on institutions, that the city can be a space where people of all faiths fulfill their potential, and that God is present in the secular and formal religious realms--still resonate with readers of all backgrounds.For this brand-new edition, Harvey Cox provides a…    
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.43" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

He is the Thomas Professor of Divinity at Harvard University & the author of the groundbreaking The Secular City. His book The Seduction of the Spirit was nominated for a National Book Award. He writes & lectures widely on issues of religion & culture. He is married and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Introduction to the New Edition
The Secular City: Twenty-Five Years Later
Introduction: The Epoch of the Secular City
The Coming of the Secular City
The Biblical Sources of Secularization
Secularization vs. Secularism
Dimensions of Secularization
Creation as the Disenchantment of Nature
The Exodus as the Desacralization of Politics
The Sinai Covenant as the Deconsecration of Values
The Shape of the Secular City
The Man at the Giant Switchboard
Anonymity as Deliverance from the Law
The Man in the Cloverleaf
Yahweh and the Baalim
The Style of the Secular City
John F. Kennedy and Pragmatism
Albert Camus and Profanity
Tillich, Barth, and the Secular Style
The Secular City in Cross-Cultural Perspective
New Delhi and India
Rome and Western Europe
Prague and Eastern Europe no Boston and the United States
The Church Li the Secular City
Toward a Theology of Social Change
The Kingdom of God and the Secular City
Anatomy of a Revolutionary Theology
The Church as God's Avant-garde
The Church's Kerygmatic Function: Broadcasting the Seizure of Power
The Church's Diakonic Function: Healing the Urban Fractures
The Church's Koinoniac Function: Making Visible the City of Man
The Church as Cultural Exorcist
Excursions in Urban Exorcism
Work and Play in the Secular City
The Separation of Places of Work and Residence
The Bureaucratic Organization of Work
The Emancipation of Work from Religion
Sex and Secularization
The Residue of Tribalism
Remnants of Town Virtues
The Church and the Secular University
God and the Secular Man
To Speak in a Secular Fashion of God
Speaking of God as a Sociological Problem
Speaking of God as a Political Issue
Speaking of God as a Theological Question