A Politically Engaged Spirituality

In this lecture, William Sloane Coffin, Jr. challenges the church to respond to biblical mandates “like truth-telling, confronting injustice and pursuing peace” while avoiding use of “theological sledgehammers bludgeoning people into rigid orthodoxy.” Coffin, who died a year after delivering this lecture, served as Yale University chaplain from 1958 to 1975. (April 28, 2005)