Books

Books

No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World

It is often assumed that forgiveness is impossible in the face of extraordinary evil.

The Collected Sermons of William Sloan Coffin: The Riverside Years, Volume 1, 1977-1982

John Ames, 76-year-old Congregationalist minister and narrator of Marilynne Robinson’s stunning novel Gilead, keeps his old sermons in boxes in the attic. “Pretty nearly my whole life’s work is in those boxes,” he says.

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Cole provides a sweeping perspective on the Middle East, a stinging critique of the Bush administration’s policies, and a warning to and advice for the Obama administration, especially in regard to Pakistan and Afghanistan. U.S.

Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Michelangelo and Rembrandt depicted him bearded and robed, seated and downcast, absorbed with inexpressible grief. His hand cradles his face, wrinkled from a lonely and thankless vocation. He was threatened, put on trial, imprisoned, publicly humiliated and thrown into a pit.

Liberal path

Imagine that a stranger had walked up to you a few years ago and presented the following scenario about a man with unconventional religious roots: