The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin, Volume One: The Riverside Years
Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2008 M05 30 - 597 pages
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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He was executed for his politics which were correctly labelled treasonous . Jesus
never retreated from the giant social issues of his time into the pygmy world of
private piety . He was more than a prophet , but he was never less than a prophet
I hope American Christians in the 1980s will become less Victorian , and more
Elizabethan , less repressed , more irrepressible . And it would help if from our
pulpits we heard more Gospel and less law , more about the virtue of love than
But I didn't feel cheerful , although I would have felt worse had I pledged less .
Gradually , however , I expect good cheer to come upon me , and for these
bedrock reasons . Motives affect actions , but so do actions motives . We can act
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