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"There has never been a better raconteur than Jesus of Nazareth." -- Harvey Cox
Harvey Gallagher Cox, Jr. (born May 19, 1929 in Malvern, Pennsylvania) is one of the preeminent theologians in the United States and served as Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity School, until his retirement in October 2009. Cox's research and teaching focus on theological developments in world Christianity, including liberation theology and the role of Christianity in Latin America.

After a stint in the U.S. Merchant Marine, Cox attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1951 with a B.A. degree with honors in history. He went on to earn a B.D. degree from the Yale University Divinity School in 1955, and a Ph.D. degree in the history and philosophy of religion from Harvard University in 1963.

Cox was ordained as an American Baptist minister in 1957, and started teaching as an assistant professor at the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. He then began teaching at the Harvard Divinity School in 1965 and in 1969 became a full professor.

Cox became widely known with the publication of The Secular City in 1965. It became immensely popular and influential for a book on theology, selling over one million copies. Cox developed the thesis that the church is primarily a people of faith and action, rather than an institution. He argued that "God is just as present in the secular as the religious realms of life". Far from being a protective religious community, the church should be in the forefront of change in society, celebrating the new ways religiosity is finding expression in the world. Phrases such as "intrinsic conservatism prevents the denominational churches from leaving their palaces behind and stepping into God's permanent revolution in history" (p. 206) can be viewed as threatening to the status quo, and for some an embrace of the social revolution of the 1960s.

In Taylor Branch's history, Parting the Waters, Branch notes that Cox hosted a dinner at which Martin Luther King, Jr. was introduced to people who would become some of his closest colleagues and advisors as a civil rights activist.

Cox retired in September 2009 in a well publicised ceremony and celebration. His new book, "The Future of Faith" was released to coincide with his retirement. “The Future of Faith’’ explores three important trends in Christianity’s 2,000 years. He views the religion’s first three centuries as the Age of Faith, when followers simply embraced the teachings of Jesus. Then came the Age of Belief, in which church leaders increasingly took control and set acceptable limits on doctrine and orthodoxy. But the last 50 years, Cox contends, welcome in the Age of the Spirit, in which Christians have begun to ignore dogma and embrace spirituality, while finding common threads with other religions.

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Total Books: 34
The Market as God
2016 - The Market As God (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780674659681
ISBN-10: 0674659686
Genres: Business & Money, Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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A Harvey Cox Reader
2016 - A Harvey Cox Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781626981706
ISBN-10: 1626981701
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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How to Read the Bible
2016 - How to Read the Bible (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780062343161
ISBN-10: 0062343165
Genres: Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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The Secular City Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective
Lamentations and the Song of Songs A Theological Commentary on the Bible
2012 - Lamentations and the Song of Songs a Theological Commentary on the Bible [Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780664233020
ISBN-10: 0664233023
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Future of Faith
2010 - The Future of Faith (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061755538
ISBN-10: 0061755532
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Die Zukunft des Glaubens
2010 - Die Zukunft Des Glaubens (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783783134964
ISBN-10: 378313496X
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City Politics and the Press Journalists and the Governing of Merseyside
2010 - City Politics and the Press Journalists and the Governing of Merseyside (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521134491
ISBN-10: 0521134498
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When Jesus Came to Harvard Making Moral Choices Today
When Jesus Came to Harvard  Making Moral Choices Today
2004 - When Jesus Came to Harvard Making Moral Choices Today (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780618067442
ISBN-10: 0618067442
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Common Prayers Faith Family and a Christian's Journey Through the Jewish Year
2002 - Common Prayers Faith Family and a Christian's Journey Through the Jewish Year (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618257331
ISBN-10: 0618257330
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Substores
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Fire from Heaven The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the 21st Century
Fire from Heaven The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-First Century
Many Mansions
1992 - Many Mansions (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807012130
ISBN-10: 0807012130
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Silencing of Leonardo Boff The Vatican and the Future of World Christianity
Many Mansions A Christian's Encounter with Other Faiths
1989 - Many Mansions a Christian's Encounter with Other Faiths (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780002153355
ISBN-10: 0002153351
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Fidel and Religion Castro Talks on Revolution and Religion With Frei Betto
The Seduction of the Spirit
1985 - The Seduction of the Spirit (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671217280
ISBN-10: 0671217283
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Religion in the Secular City Toward a Postmodern Theology
1985 - Religion in the Secular City Toward a Postmodern Theology (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671528058
ISBN-10: 067152805X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Turning East
1977 - Turning East (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671228514
ISBN-10: 067122851X
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Seduction of the Spirit The Use and Misuse of People's Religion