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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Skinner House Books

Without Apology
Collected Meditations on Liberal Religion by A. Powell Davies
From Skinner House Books

Wise, articulate and passionate about justice, A. Powell Davies (1902-1957) gained national renown from the pulpit of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC. Collected and introduced by Forrest Church.

Spirit | UU World

The cathedral of the world
From Spirit
A twenty-first-century theology, based on the concept of one light and many windows.
Love and death
From Spirit
Facing cancer with lessons learned from my parishioners.
We need more patriots
From Spirit
Nationalism threatens the true meaning of American patriotism.

The New UU | Tapestry of Faith

Cathedral of the World
From The New UU
Excerpted from Cathedral of the World. Copyright 2009 by Forrest Church. Reprinted by permission of Beacon Press, Boston....

UU World

America’s original battle over church and state
From UU World Magazine
The separation of church and state in America grew out of competing visions of divine order and sacred liberty that divided the nation’s founders and it...
Free speech doesn't justify incendiary speech
From UU World Magazine
In the 'cartoon controversy,' principles of free speech and mutual respect collide.
Resetting the worry alarm
From UU World Magazine
Fear is more likely to move trouble from one burner to another than to turn down the flame.
Emerson’s shadow
From UU World Magazine
There’s a shadow side to Emerson’s influence on Unitarian Universalism.
Universalism: A theology for the 21st century
From UU World Magazine
Taken seriously, no theology is more challenging morally, spiritually, or intellectually.

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