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The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology

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In the spring of 2008, Forrest Church wrote what he believed would be his final work, Love & Death. But when an experimental cancer treatment gave him a temporary new lease on life, Church saw he had a chance to tie up the one loose end in his remarkable oeuvre: his vocation as a liberal theologian.

The Cathedral of the World offers the culmination of a lifetime of thought and lived theology from one who has been called the leading universalist philosopher of his generation. Here Church draws from the entire span of his life's work to hammer out a clear statement of his universalist theology, gathering his thoughts on religion, faith, and God in a single volume and definitively framing his theological teachings.

After opening with a liberal interpretation of the divine, Church compellingly argues that our country was founded on universalist principles, laying out a firm grounding for his theology. Providing a taste of universalism in action, Church's faith next becomes the inspiration and support for a lifetime of community activism and social justice. Bringing the arc to an end is a systematic unpacking of Church's theology--the universalist good news that beats near the heart of almost every faith tradition.

In a society in which religion has been hijacked by the religious right and ridiculed by the secular left, Forrest Church gives new voice to the power of liberal religion, openhearted and open-minded, humble and awestruck. In answer to the divisive global trend toward competing fundamentalisms and the dangerous spread of neighborly hate, Church invites all seekers to enter the Cathedral of the World, where there are many windows but only one light.

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Described by Cornel West as “a towering public intellectual and the leading universalist philosopher of his generation,” Forrest Church was one of the preeminent liberal theologians of our time. His final gift, The Cathedral of the World, draws from the entire span of Church’s life’s work to leave behind a clear statement of his universalist theology and liberal faith. Giving new voice to the power of liberal religion, Church invites all seekers to enter the Cathedral of the World, home to many windows but only one Light.

About the Author

Introduction

Invocation: The Cathedral of the World

 

Book I: God and other Famous Liberals

1. The Greatest Liberal of Them All

2. Mother God

 

Book II: The American Creed

3. The Role of Religion in American Democracy

4. The American Creed

5. What Would Jefferson Do?

6. America’s Promise

7. From Nationalism to Patriotism

 

Book III: A Liberal Pulpit

8. The Presidential Pulpit and Religious Politics

9. The Commonwealth of God

10. Fear and Terror

11. Shall We Overcome?

12. World Peace 2000

13. Choose Life

14. Evil and Sin

15. Religion and the Body Politic

 

Book IV: Universalism for the Twenty-first Century

16. The Search for Meaning

17. The Church of the Future in Light of the Past

18. Universalism for the Twenty-first Century

19. Emerson’s Shadow

20. There Is No Hell

21. The Seven Deadly Virtues

22. Home After Dark

23. At Home in the Universe

 

Book V: Love After Death

24. Love and Death

25. Love’s Tribunal

 

Benediction: Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?

 

Acknowledgments

Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807006214
Author:
Church, Forrest
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Unitarian Universalism
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
universalism;uu
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.52 x .58 in .64 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Described by Cornel West as “a towering public intellectual and the leading universalist philosopher of his generation,” Forrest Church was one of the preeminent liberal theologians of our time. His final gift, The Cathedral of the World, draws from the entire span of Church’s life’s work to leave behind a clear statement of his universalist theology and liberal faith. Giving new voice to the power of liberal religion, Church invites all seekers to enter the Cathedral of the World, home to many windows but only one Light.
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