William Sloane Coffin

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Debating homosexuality

Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches, edited by Walter Wink

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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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Out in front

A good biography, expertly researched and finely crafted, conveys not just the trajectory of someone’s life but also a feeling for the era in which the person lived. This superb telling of the “still far from finished” life of William Sloane Coffin is just such an accomplishment.