The culmination of the spiritual thought of a preeminent liberal theologian
In the spring of 2008, Forrest Church wrote what he believed would be his final work, Love & Death. One year and an experimental cancer treatment later, this beloved minister and acclaimed author has been blessed with the opportunity to create one more book.
Choosing as his topic the one loose end in his remarkable oeuvre, Church has drawn from the entire span of his life's work to hammer out a clear statement of his universalist theology and liberal faith. Recasting public addresses, adapted book chapters, articles, and several previously unpublished pieces into a single argument, The Cathedral of the World is Church's answer to the divisive global trend toward competing fundamentalisms.
In a society in which religion has been hijacked by the Religious Right and ridiculed by the secular Left, Church gives new voice to the power of liberal religion, openhearted and open-minded, humble and awestruck. He invites all seekers to enter the Cathedral of the World, where there are many windows but only one Light.
A Beacon Press book