379 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Illustrated. Sources. Index. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Price intact. ISBN: 0300102216. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A magnet for controversy, the media, and followers, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin was the premiere voice of northern religious liberalism for more than a quarter-century, and a worthy heir to the Rev. Martin Luther King. From his pulpits at Yale University and, later, New York City's Riverside Church, Coffin focused national attention on civil rights, the anti-Vietnam War movement, disarmament, and gay rights. This revealing biography - based on unparalleled access to family papers and candid interviews with Coffin, his colleagues, family, friends, lovers, and wives - tells for the first time the remarkable story of Coffin's life. An army and CIA veteran before assuming the post of Yale University chaplain at the youthful age of 33, Coffin gained notoriety as a leader of a dangerous civil rights Freedom Ride in 1961, as a defendant in the "Boston Five" trial of draft resisters in 1969, and as the preeminent voice of liberal religious dissent into the 1980s. This book encompasses Coffin's turbulent private life as well as his flamboyant, joyful public career, while dramatically illuminating the larger social movements that consumed his days and defined his times.
Klappentext: "This is an elegantly written biography, a portrait of a complex man negotiating complex times, written by a scholar equal to the task. In many ways this is the best way to see post-World War II America--from the inside out--through the eyes of a flawed humanitarian and restless searcher."--Ken Burns; "Warren Goldstein has given us a brilliantly insightful, richly detailed portrait of one of America's larger-than-life heroes-a man who, despite terrible blind-spots and flaws, managed to breathe passion back into Christianity and high moral purpose into the political struggles of the sixties."-Barbara Ehrenreich; "Bill Coffin is an American Knight, stranger to fear, the visionary's best companion, a joyfully embattled Christian, his life the richest imaginable. This book is a worthy and moving introduction to his grand transcendent spirit." - Arthur Miller, playwright and author
Titel: WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN JR.: A Holy Impatience...
Verlag: Yale University, 2004.
Buchbeschreibung Yale University, 2004., 2004. 379 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Illustrated. Sources. Index. Artikel-Nr. A-101037127