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The Secular City : Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective, Paperback / softback Book

The Secular City : Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective Paperback / softback


Since its initial publication in 1965, The Secular City has been hailed as a classic for its nuanced exploration of the relationships among 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 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.

For this brand-new edition, Harvey Cox provides a substantial and updated introduction.

He reflects on the book's initial stunning success in an age of political and religious upheaval and makes the case for its enduring relevance at a time when the debates that The Secular City helped ignite have caught fire once again.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Religion: general
  • ISBN: 9780691158853



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