Restoring Faith: America's Religious Leaders Answer Terror with Hope [NOOK Book]

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During the week following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Americans gathered in unprecedented numbers to seek comfort and guidance from their religious leaders. Regardless of creed, the same questions echoed from the pews. Where can we find God amidst the rubble? How can we answer hate with greater love? Is there hope for peace or are the trumpets of Armageddon less distant than before? These were the questions ministers, priests, imams and rabbis had to address from their pulpits. Even as they spoke,...
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Restoring Faith: America's Religious Leaders Answer Terror with Hope

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Overview

During the week following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Americans gathered in unprecedented numbers to seek comfort and guidance from their religious leaders. Regardless of creed, the same questions echoed from the pews. Where can we find God amidst the rubble? How can we answer hate with greater love? Is there hope for peace or are the trumpets of Armageddon less distant than before? These were the questions ministers, priests, imams and rabbis had to address from their pulpits. Even as they spoke, the soul map of our nation was being recharted. The preachers' daunting task was to bring hope and direction to a people newly lost. Each of these sermons, by some of America's greatest preachers, is a testament of hope. Collectively, they rise to the spiritual challenge of our time.
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Publishers Weekly
This compilation of sermons and talks by religious leaders around the country following the events of September 11 provides an extraordinary look at a less visible aftermath of the tragedy. Major faiths are represented here, from a congregational church in Connecticut to a mosque in Harlem (Church, who edited this collection, is a minister at New York City's All Souls Unitarian Church); the connection between the various sermons is heartening. Predictably, the most poignant words are from people who had some intimate connection to the events those living in Manhattan or Washington, D.C., those who knew a passenger, etc. Their responses, too, are not surprising: disbelief, rage and then attempts to find an explanation. The immediacy (many of these comments were recorded within days and weeks of September 11) makes them even more moving. The spontaneity, the laughter and clapping of the congregations, the pauses and tears are genuine and strangely comforting. Simultaneous release with the Walker paperback. (Dec. 2001) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802719102
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 445 KB

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Contributors: Daniel W. Murphy, Alvin Jackson, Frank T. Griswold, Harold S. Kushner, Arthur Caliandro, Mohammad Gemeaha, Richard Land, C. Welton Gaddy, R. Scott Colglazier, Joanna Adams, Talib 'Abdur-Rashid, Forrest Church, William J. McLennan, Stephen Bauman, Brenda Husson, Harvey Cox, Paul Gonyea, Robert Lee Hill, John R. Claypool, Jon Gunnemann, Peter Rubinstein, Jon M. Walton, and John M. Buchanan.
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