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The Creed of Jesus and Other Sermons by Henry Sloane Coffin


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A theology steeped in Christian action and service.

In this stirring collection of sermons, Henry Sloane Coffin, one of the great elder statesmen of American Christianity in the early 20th century, presents a theology steeped in Christian action and service.

Throughout he teaches how Jesus, in his personhood and divinity, is the final example by which all believers are to model their lives and actions around in order to collectively advance God’s will and change the world.

Coffin helped the Church adapt to the rapid social and industrial changes that swept across early 1900s America. As such, his prose reflects a social consciousness and commitment to uplift people from all classes of society.

As the challenges of modernization have only increased with time, Coffin’s lessons are just as valuable today. His thought-provoking insights encourage an active faith and a service-oriented and other-focused Christianity that is willing to bestow God’s blessings to the world.

Originally published in 1907, this version includes an updated design and additional notes to aid readers in further study.

Henry Sloane Coffin (1877-1954) was a renowned American minister and educator. He pastored Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City and made it one of the most influential churches in America under his leadership. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and was President of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from Yale University, and B.D. from Union Theological Seminary.

1. The Creed, Programme, Prayer, and Experience of Jesus
2. Self-Consciousness
3. God’s Sympathy
4. Faith and Character
5. Faith and Knowledge
6. The Fundamental Message of Easter
7. Our Limitations
8. Heaven’s Door Through the Usual
9. Christ as Suffering Saviour
10. Cramped Lives
11. The Attitude of Jesus Toward Nature
12. The Unwearying Christ

ISBN (paperback): 978-1-953855-12-1
ISBN (PDF): 978-1-953855-13-8
ISBN (EPUB): 978-1-953855-32-9
ISBN (MOBI): 978-1-953855-14-5

RELIGION / Sermons / Christian (REL058010)

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