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A landmark interpretation of the history of religion by a pre-eminent theologian. Weaving tales of his personal journey with a fresh vision of global Christianity, Cox examines three fundamental shifts, including today's Age of the Spirit, in which an emphasis on spirituality is replacing formal religion. A lively discussion of where we've been---and where we're headed. 256 pages, softcover from HarperOne.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 0061755532
ISBN-13: 9780061755538

Publisher's Description

The Rise and Fall of Belief and the Coming Age of the Spirit

There is an essential change taking place in what it means to be “religious” today. As religious people shift their focus to ethical guidelines and spiritual disciplines—not doctrine—we are seeing a universal trend away from hierarchical, regional, patriarchal, and institutional religion. Now, legendary Harvard scholar Harvey Cox offers a new interpretation of the history and future of religion, revealing how doctrines and dogma are giving way to new grassroots movements based in community, social justice, and spiritual experience. The Future of Faith is a major statement and a hopeful vision from one of the most revered theologians today.

Author Bio

Harvey Cox is the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard, where he has taught since 1965, both at Harvard Divinity School and in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His book The Secular City, published in 1965, became an international bestseller and is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influentialbooks of Protestant theology.

Editorial Reviews

“At this crucial turning point in history, Harvey Cox reminds us of essential religious values and imperatives . . . A timely and prophetic book”
“For the last four decades, Harvey Cox has been the leading trend spotter in American religion.”
“The Future of Faith is insightful, provocative, and inspiring—I even found myself uttering a hearty evangelical “Amen” at many points!”
“This important book has not only helped me understand the past, present, and future of this amazing phenomenon called Christianity ... it has also motivated me to keep working to help make actual the possible future Cox envisions.” 
“Harvey Cox has been a voice of both reason and faith in our cynical times. Now, he offers  a fresh vision for the resurrection of a new global Christianity that will restore our faith both in ourselves and the divine.”
“The Future of Faith is a tour de force. As passionate and challenging as his classic, The Secular City, Cox’s new book invites the faithful, the skeptical, and the fearful into a spirit-filled vision of Christianity that can renew a hurting world.”
“With typical brilliance and lively insight, Cox explores questions in a dazzling blend of memoir, church history and theological commentary . . . Cox remains our most thoughtful commentator on the religious scene, and his spirited portrait of our religious landscape challenges us to think in new ways about faith.”
“Celebrated religious scholar Cox argues that we are witnessing the dawn of a third epoch in Christian history . . . Cox’s work is intriguing, and there is certainly truth in his observations about global Christianity and the rise of Pentecostalism and liberation theology.”
“A lucid and congenial book . . . [Cox] is not alone, but he is most cogent, in thinking that the content of Christian faith is becoming more like that of the early church . . . A book full of good news.”
“With its overarching themes, Cox’s new book can be viewed as the culmination of his life’s scholarship.”

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