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The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Harvey Cox


Since its initial publication in 1965, this book 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 fulfil their potential, and that God is present in both the secular and formal religious realms—stil ... More

Keywords: urban civilization, institutional religion, secular, secularity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158853
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harvey Cox, author
Harvard University