Cathedral Events

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 7 PM

The Art of the Sermon

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Frederick Buechner

The evening celebrated one of America’s best loved writers, thinkers and preachers. The Very Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III, dean of the Cathedral, invited three prominent theologians and preachers to honor Frederick Buechner and the written legacy of faith he has given us all. Panelists Thomas G. Long, Eugene T. Sutton, and Barbara Brown Taylor, with moderator Jody Hassett Sanchez, engaged Buechner in lively discussion about the broad impact his writings and sermons have had on American religious life.

This event was cosponsored by the Cathedral College and Harper San Francisco, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

About the Rev. Frederick Buechner

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner is a critically acclaimed and widely read author of a number of novels including The Final Beast, Brendan, the four-volume Book of Bebb, and Godric which was nominated for the Pulitzer prize in 1981. Among his highly praised works of nonfiction are Peculiar Treasures, The Hungering Dark, and the evocative memoirs The Sacred Journey and Now and Then. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Mr. Buechner makes his home in Vermont and Florida. He has been awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His most recent works include a novel about the biblical character Jacob, entitled The Son of Laughter, and Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith.

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About the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long

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About the Right Rev. Eugene T. Sutton

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The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton has been Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland since June 2008. He served as canon pastor and director of the Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage at Washington National Cathedral until his consecration as bishop in 2008.

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About the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor

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The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is a popular author, an Episcopal priest, and the Harry R. Butman Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College in northeast Georgia. The author of eleven books, including When God is Silent and the award-winning memoir Leaving Church, Taylor is a frequent lecturer and preacher at seminaries and churches around the country. Her newest book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, was published in February 2009.

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