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

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  8 reviews
William Sloane Coffin offers an antidote to the politics of the religious right with a call to passive intellectuals and dispirited liberals to reenter the fray with a Christian view of social justice.
Published October 1st 1999 by Dartmouth
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Jan 29, 2009 Bram rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2009
After reading about 3 sentences of William Sloane Coffin, the hairs on my arms stand straight up. And they never go down.
Really enjoyed this collection of essays. I first found out about this author during a random scan of bookshelves in our public library. You don't have to agree with everything he says to admire his wit and way with words. His thoughts on "the warhorse" are very interesting to read as they were written 10 years ago, pre-9/11, pre-Iraq and Afghanistan, but they are so applicable. Each essay can be read in about 10 minutes. A great collection of quick reads that make you think!
Must read!!! I started underlining things I thought were particularly profound and ended up with a book full of pen markings. Coffin was not afraid to speak the truth to power and to do so in a way that is stirring, beautiful, and witty. He had a great gift, and I miss him.
Adam Kronk
Don't know how I hadn't heard of this guy before. The first chapter alone blew my mind and I had to go get a pen and re-read it, underlining as I went.
Rick Edwards
A bit dated, but well worth reading: Coffin serves up some fine, pithy phrases, and his perspective is always illuminating.
Edward Sullivan
Published in 1999 but they remain wise, prophetic words.
Fantastic. One of my favorite books ever.
The wisdom of our age in two hours.
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