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5.0 out of 5 stars For God, For Country and For Yale (in the right order), June 17, 2004
This review is from: William Sloane Coffin, Jr.: A Holy Impatience (Hardcover)
In one of Paul's letters (I think it's Timothy), Paul speaks of "fighting the good fight"-- and Coffin has fought the good fight his entire life. Coffin's passion, courage, empathy and ability to inspire are cherished by all who have had the privilege of knowing him (as I have). For those old enough to remember the 1960s, this book will rekindle the embers of your idealism; for those too young, it will provide a primer in how to speak truth to power and translate faith into action. This is essential reading for all who seek to keep alive the tradition of dissent that holds our government accountable to the principles it was founded on, and deliver a thunderous "No" to both injustice at home and the ongoing horror in Iraq.
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Initial post: Jun 23, 2008 2:31:50 AM PDT
JNagarya says:
I only knew of Coffin at the time for his being a defendant in the "Boston 5" trial -- which was held in Boston, and during which I was doing draft counseling. And even then, of course, one only really knew of Dr. Spock, who had been a frequent television presence.

But here and there over the years I've picked up a bit here and there about him. And those bits and pieces are sufficiently inspiring to make me want to know more. (And be reminded of times I saw him, or was in his presence, and didn't know it.) This appears to be a good place to begin that re/discovery.
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