The Christian Future
Or The Modern Mind Outrun
An Argo Book
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
316 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.63 in
- Published: April 2013
The Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Fund For four decades, the Fund operated a publishing wing, Argo Books, which published many of Rosenstock-Huessy's English-language works and unpublished manuscripts as books. (The German Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Gesellschaft undertook similar efforts with the German-language works; the Dutch group Respondeo published a number of translations into Dutch.) The Fund recently decided to pass on responsibility for Rosenstock-Huessy's works to another publisher, and his English-language works are now available on Amazon, sold by Wipf and Stock of Eugene, OR, who also publish Jacques Ellul and William Stringfellow.)
"It is unfortunate that Rosenstock-Huessy's thought has been so overlooked. For years he has been concerned with many of the same things theologians are grappling with today, that is, the meaning of speech, the question of hermeneutics, the problem of secularization, and the disappearance of a sense of the transcendent in modern life. Rosenstock-Huessy's thought is becoming more and more central to the theological conversation as the interest in secularization and the relationship of theology to secular categories continues to grow."
Harvey G. Cox
"The sweeping historical insights of Rosenstock-Huessy are some of the sharpest and freshest our age has known. His deep historical and religious penetration of the Old World past is joined to a rare understanding of the profundities of the American experience and of the human aspects of technology. Both a tirelessly critical spirit and an unquenchable hope suffuse his thought in The Christian Future as elsewhere. He has had the foresight to be an ecumenicist even before the ecumenical age."
Walter J. Ong, SJ
"Rosenstock-Huessy is a thinker of great importance who has not adequately been brought before the American public. Particularly vital in his thought is his view of history, and here his remarkable command of theology, philosophy, law, history, sociology, and grammar are all of great importance, as is the power and originality of his mind."