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The future of faith

Author: Harvey Gallagher Cox
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Legendary Harvard religion scholar Harvey Cox offers up a new interpretation of the history and future of religion. Cox identifies three fundamental shifts over the last 2,000 years of church history: The Age of Faith was when the early church was more concerned with following Jesus' teachings than enforcing what to believe about Jesus. The Age of Belief marks a significant shift-between the fourth and twentieth  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Gallagher Cox
ISBN: 9780061755521 0061755524 9780061755538 0061755532
OCLC Number: 701178990
Awards: Winner of Book of the Year (Top 10) 2010
Description: 245 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: An age of the spirit : the sacred in the secular? --
Einstein's snuffed out candles : awe, wonder, and faith --
Ships already launched : the voyage from mystery to faith --
The road runner and the Gospel of Thomas : what happens when it wasn't really that way? --
The people of The Way : the devolution from faith to belief --
"The bishop is your high priest and mighty king" : the rise of the clerical caste --
Constantine's last supper : the invention of heresy --
No lunch with the prefect : how to fix the papacy --
Living in haunted houses : beyond the interfaith dialogue --
Get them into the lifeboat : the pathos of fundamentalism --
Meet Rocky, Maggie, and Barry : which Bible do the Bible believers believe? --
Sant'Egidio and St. Praxedis : where the past meets the future --
Blood on the altar of divine providence : liberation theology and the rebirth of faith --
The last vomit of Satan and the persistent list makers : Pentecostals and the age of the spirit --
The future of faith.
Responsibility: Harvey Cox.

Abstract:

Legendary Harvard religion scholar Harvey Cox offers up a new interpretation of the history and future of religion. Cox identifies three fundamental shifts over the last 2,000 years of church history: The Age of Faith was when the early church was more concerned with following Jesus' teachings than enforcing what to believe about Jesus. The Age of Belief marks a significant shift-between the fourth and twentieth centuries-when the church focused on orthodoxy and right beliefs. The Age of the Spirit, that began in the 1960s and is shaping not just Christianity but other religious traditions today, is ignoring dogma and breaking down barriers between different religions. Spirituality is replacing formal religion. Reflecting on how his own faith journey mirrors these three historical shifts, Cox personalizes the material in a compelling, practical ways. The Future of Faith is a major statement by one of the most revered theologians today.

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