William Sloane Coffin, Jr. [electronic resource] :a holy impatience / Warren Goldstein.
By: Goldstein, Warren.Material type: BookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 379 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780300135053 (electronic bk.); 030013505X (electronic bk.); 9780300102215 (alk. paper); 0300102216 (alk. paper); 1281734446; 9781281734440.Subject(s): Coffin, William Sloane | Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) -- Clergy -- Biography | United Church of Christ -- Clergy -- Biography | Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) | United Church of Christ | Political activists -- United States -- Biography | Political activists -- United States | Electronic books | RELIGION -- Christianity -- Presbyterian | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Religious | პრესბიტერიული ეკლესია აშშ სამღვდელოება ბიოგრაფიებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 285/.1/092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-369) and index.
The great war, Greenwich Village, and the Upper East Side -- Early years -- Europe : music and war -- Russians, White and Red -- The education of a warrior-priest -- From education to vocation -- "Bus-riding chaplain" -- Preaching the word : Coffin in demand -- Wading into the big muddy -- Moments of truth : civil disobedience and the draft -- Marriage and family life -- Activist episodes -- Interregnum -- Down by the riverside -- "Flunking retirement" -- A holy impatience.
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.