The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality / Edition 1
ISBN-10:
0874519586
ISBN-13:
9780874519587
Pub. Date:
10/01/1999
Publisher:
Dartmouth College Press
The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality / Edition 1

The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality / Edition 1

by William Sloane Coffin

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Overview

Coffin offers an antidote to politics of the religious right with a call to liberals to reenter the fray with an unabashedly Christian view of social justice, arguing that "compassion demands confrontation" on many controversial topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874519587
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author


WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN (1924–2006) served for 18 years as chaplain of Yale University, was senior minister of Riverside Church, and was president emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security. His books include Once to Every Man: An Autobiography, The Courage to Love, Living the Truth in a World of Illusions, and A Passion for the Possible.

Table of Contents


Preface • The Spiritual and the Secular: Can They Meet? • The Politics of Compassion • Homophobia: The Last “Respectable” Prejudice • The Authority of the Bible • The Dangers of Self-Righteousness • The Warhorse • Civility, Democracy, and Multiculturalism

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