Religion: Change of Mind & Heart

Still another criticism of the theology of violence comes from, of all people, Dr. Harvey Cox of the Harvard Divinity School. The very model of the committed cleric, Cox was co-chairman of the Detroit conference on Church and Society. In his bestselling The Secular City, he stressed the need for a relevant Christianity, and for an avant-garde church that would be "a sign of the emergent city of man." Now Cox feels that the churches are beginning to overstress involvement at the expense of inner religious experience. "Once you transform everything into a...