A Passion for the Possible: A Message to U.S. Churches

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Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993 - Church and social problems - 88 pages
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Coffin deals with the most controversial social issues facing U.S. churches--abortion, sexism, homophobia, racism, poverty, the environment, disarmament--and, using a biblical perspective, presents a vision for the future that will promote discussion, challenge assumptions, and deeper our passion for the possible.

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Not everyone will agree with Coffin's solutions to controversial issues of war, environment, welfare, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and careerism. But Coffin, formerly pastor of Riverside ... Read full review



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William Sloane Coffin served as chaplain of Yale University and Williams College, was senior minister of Riverside Church, and is President Emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security. He became famous while at Yale in the 1960s for his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was jailed as a civil rights Freedom Rider, indicted by the U.S. government in the Benjamin Spock conspiracy trial, and has been immortalized as Rev. Sloan in the Doonesbury comic strip. Both Union Theological Seminary in New York and Yale University have established scholarships in his honor.Included in his works are "Credo" and "A Passion for the Possible", both available from WJK.

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