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The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin, Volumes One and Two: The Riverside Years [Hardcover]

By William Sloane Coffin (Author)
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Something of a modern folk hero, Coffin embodied the best of liberal social activist Christianity. All of the sermons he preached as senior pastor at Riverside Church in Manhattan from 1977--1987 have been gathered together and edited, so everyone can savor his literary flair and passion.

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Comprising the sermons preached by William Sloane Coffin while he was senior minister at the prestigious Riverside Church in New York City, "The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years " captures the renowned preacher and social activist at work: ministering to American hostages in Iran, supporting AIDS awareness, and rallying his audiences to battle poverty and nuclear proliferation--all the while celebrating marriages, baptisms, and Mother's Days and mourning the loss of loved ones, including his own son.

In each of these brilliant and painstakingly crafted sermons, Coffin combined his deep love of Scripture and passionate commitment to peace and justice with his unparalleled gift for the spoken word. While also revealing the personal and pastoral dimensions of his ministry, each sermon provides a powerful example of Coffin's well-accomplished mission: to challenge the conscience of a nation.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   1256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.36" Width: 6.39" Height: 3.3"
Weight:   4.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2008
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664233007  
ISBN13  9780664233006  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN (1924 2006) served for 18 years as chaplain of Yale University, was senior minister of Riverside Church, and was president emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security. His books include Once to Every Man: An Autobiography, The Courage to Love, Living the Truth in a World of Illusions, and A Passion for the Possible."

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A treasure for progressive christians and social justice types  Oct 23, 2008
This two volume set of William Sloane Coffin's sermons is a comprehensive collection of his preaching as Pastor of Manhattan's Riverside Church, from the mid 1970s to the mid 80's.

Some of the sermons are famous in their entirety -- including "Alex's Death," the sermon he preached shortly after his own son was killed in a car accident, a sermon which is at once deeply theological, deeply personal, and profoundly pastoral. (It's a sermon that clergy often quote when they are charged with preaching at the funeral of a young person who has died tragically.)

But Coffin was especially known, and prized, for his talented way with a pithy quotation. In this sense, he was a kind of liberal American G.K. Chesterton: dependably clever, dependably common sensical, dependably wise.

His "fans" (though that isn't exactly the right word) found him always topical, politically left-of-center, tough-minded, unsentimental, and usually right on the money.

He loved culture, ideas, ideals, and was famous for challenging conventional thinking (especially political thinking), describing himself as locked in an ongoing "lover's quarrel" with his country.

If you have read and enjoyed his brief book, "Credo," you know this side of Coffin's thinking and working. (If you don't know it, you should!)

What's so wonderful about this two volume collection is that we get to see so many of those pithy quotations restored into their original context. Also, we get to see him return to important ideas and themes over the course of many years -- the quotations return in a different sermon with a slightly different emphasis.

If you enjoy social justice preaching in a progressive tradition, this is a wonderful and inspiring book. If you are interested in studying how a great preacher approaches the task of (almost) weekly preaching, this is a wonderful and inspiring book.

His voice is so clear. And his thinking remains fresh after many years. His words will inspire a new generation of preachers to tackle challenging themes, complicated texts, and to speak truth to power.

It's a wonderful, wonderful collection. An inspiration and challenge for all kinds of people who dream of a better world -- something to savor over many days.


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