When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today


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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Harvey Cox is the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1965, both at Harvard Divinity School and in the Harvard Fac- ulty of Arts and Sciences. His classic book The Secular City is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's most influential books of Protestant theology. He is also the author of The Future of Faith. Cox lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


"[Makes] religious teachings relevant to people of all faiths and of no faith at all, in the daunting context of today's world." --Boston Sunday Globe

"A persuasive nudge to broaden our understanding of morality . . . Rich, intriguing, and provocative." The San Francisco Chronicle

[Cox] weighs in on the contemporary Jesus boom with his usual sagacity and wit, finding America's latest and greatest obsession alive and well among Christians and Buddhists, believers and un-believers, and even in the secular citadel of Harvard." --Stephen Prothero, author of American Jesus

"Stimulating." --Boston Sunday Globe

"Elegantly organized . . . Cox pulls off a near miracle as he gathers disparate scholarly and religious views of Jesus, while demonstrating respectful, deep knowledge of Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions, and various Christian teachings." The Seattle Times

"Want to know what Jesus would do? Harvey Cox's book When Jesus Came to Harvard might help." The Chicago Tribune

"An acute observer of faith and culture . . . He covers a dazzling array of subjects . . . Cox's exuberant probing of the Gospels is wise and humane." The San Francisco Chronicle

"Cox is intelligent and provocative, but also kind and reverent . . . [presenting] a postmodern Christian's vision of Jesus which just might inspire readers thirsting in the secular city." Raleigh News & Observer

"Provacative . . . erudite yet accessible." Hartford Courant

"Weaving together movie themes, politics, poetry, and Eastern philosophy, Cox makes a powerful argument." Library Journal

"Compelling . . . much-needed insight into a world where life is still difficult and Jesus still counts." --Peter J. Gomes

"Full of existential wisdom, sparkling and unexpected religious insights, and life-affirming humor and hope . . . Christian, Jewish, and indeed every kind of reader will be enlightened and fascinated." --Rabbi Irving Greenberg

"A chance to sneak into the back row and catch a few snippets of a master at work." Christian Science Monitor

"Thought-provoking and soul-stirring . . . one of the best books of the year." Spirituality & Health Magazine --