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Letters to a Young Doubter
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Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
6/20/2005
ISBN:
9780664229290
Pages:
200
Trim Size
5 x 7
Product Type:
Hardback

In Letters to a Young Poet, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke advises to "be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves," for gradually, "you will live into the answers." These words have long struck renowned preacher and activist William Sloane Coffin as a wise way to view a growing and evolving life. Thus inspired, Coffin, former university chaplain at Yale, imagined a similar volume of letters. In an exchange of letters over the months of an academic year, Coffin writes to an imagined, bright, young college student, answering his questions and giving sage advice about problems of faith, the difficulties of personal life, and the evermore confusing and complex problems of today's world.

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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The Presbyterian Outlook(Oct. 24, 2005)
Sewanee Theological Review(Vol. 49, No. 2, Easter 2006)
CSS Publishing, Emphasis(Vol. 36, No. 1, May-June 2006)"Both books [Letters and Credo]...are worthpassing along to anyone with an open mind--including yourself! Buy copies of both and haveyour highlight marker close at hand."
The Presbyterian Outlook (May 8, 2006)Listed under best sellers
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