Author: Harvey Cox

HARVEY COX is Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard University. Author of When Jesus Came to Harvard (2004), he is best know for his 1965 book The Secular City, which has sold a million copies in fifteen languages.

There is Good News and Bad News: Religion and Politics

Once upon a time, just a few decades back, culture critics were confidently predicting the demise — or a least the decline — of religion. Technology, literacy, education, science would take their inevitable toll. Religion would survive, perhaps, in small enclaves, family rituals, and folk festivals. But religion would never be a factor in the public sector, the "political realm." The dead would bury the dead.