Book Review: The Secular City

How should Christians view the city? It’s been a much discussed question in recent years, particularly with the rise of the metro-evangelicals and a fresh focus on reaching the cities of the world. Leading figures such as Tim Keller have given a great deal of thought to the gospel and the city. Yet long before the reformed crowd spoke of cities, contextualisation and the urban context of the gospel, there was The Secular City¬† by Harvard professor, Harvey Cox. First published in 1965 it has become something of a classic…

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