Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet

Miller, Robert Moats

Oxford University, 1985

p. 339

A critic of Fosdick says something of general interest where preaching is concerned. ‘The printed sermons of Fosdick have a way of disintegrating in the memory instead of leaving some vivid essence, as the best sermons do. They are thorough and competent and kindly and intelligent, and they are carried along by well-controlled indignations and steady morals, but in them there is nothing astonishing or piercing–there are no lasting thoughts.’