Forrest Church

Full name: Rev Dr. Forrest Church

Forrest Church

The Rev. Dr. F. Forrester Church (1948-2009) served the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City as senior minister since 1978 and as minister of public theology since 2007. He died September 24, 2009, of esophageal cancer.

A frequent contributor to UU World, he is the author of many books including A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (with John Buehrens, 1989; 1993), So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State (2007), The Jefferson Bible (2000), The American Creed: A Spiritual and Patriotic Primer (2002), and Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Love, Act, and Be (2004). Love and Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow (2008) discusses his battle with terminal cancer. A final book, The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology, was published in November 2009.

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Beacon Press

The Art of Meaning in the Everyday
From Beacon Press
A Chosen Faith
An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism
From Beacon Press
The Jefferson Bible
The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
From Beacon Press
Life Lines
Holding On (and Letting Go)
From Beacon Press
Love and Death
My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow
From Beacon Press

An intimate and compelling work from a beloved minister facing his own imminent death...

The Cathedral of the World
A Universalist Theology
From Beacon Press

The culmination of the spiritual thought of a preeminent liberal theologian...

The Separation of Church and State
:Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders
From Beacon Press

Ideas | UU World

What would Jefferson and Adams do?
From Ideas
What two Unitarian U.S. presidents would think of contemporary religious politics.

Resistance and Transformation | Tapestry of Faith

The Love Feast
From Resistance and Transformation
Medieval Jewish story, A Chosen Faith (Boston: Beacon Press, 1998). A rabbi spoke with God about heaven and hell. "I will show you hell," God said, and...

Riddle and Mystery | Tapestry of Faith

Reflections by Forrest Church
From Riddle and Mystery
Based on excerpts, adapted with permission, from Love and Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow by Forrest Church (Beacon Press, 2008).

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