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Henry Sloane Coffin

Coffin, Henry Sloane, 1877–1954, American Presbyterian clergyman, b. New York City. He was pastor of the Madison Ave. Presbyterian Church in New York City (1905–26), lecturer (1904–9), associate professor of pastoral theology (1909–26), and president (1926–45) of Union Theological Seminary. He was moderator (1943–44) of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. His works include The Meaning of the Cross (1931), God's Turn (1934), Religion Yesterday and Today (1940), God Confronts Man in History (1947), and Communion through Preaching (1952).

See biography by M. P. Noyes (1964).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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