The Christian era is at an end: after two thousand years the religious faith that has shaped western civilisation has been found wanting. So argues Lloyd Geering in a controversial examination of society and religion, in which he looks at the reasons for Christianity’s decline and the likely shape of spirituality in a global future.
Geering, a renowned writer and thinker on social and religious issues, warns of endings and potential catastrophes. But he sees grounds for hope in our increasing awareness of our human predicament, claiming that a new global consciousness could provide the spiritual dimension to an evolving international culture.
Table of contents
1. The end of the Millennium
2. The decline of Christian Civilisation
3. The disintegration of Orthodoxy
4. The failure of Christian Modernism
5. The Christian stream of influence
6. The discovery of relativity
7. A post-Christian future
9. Humanity at war with itself
10. Humanity at war with the planet
11. Scenarios of the future
12. A faith for the future
'Lloyd Geering is a man of remarkable fortitude and vision. In The World to Come he ranges more widely and sees further than ever.' Don Cupitt, Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
'Geering has dared to view our situation, our history, and our prospects from an Olympian Height. The result is persuasive and profoundly illuminating.' John B. Cobb, Jr., author of The Earthiest Challenge to Economism