One of the most popular American preachers of the 19th century, Episcopalian bishop Phillips Brooks was famous-and beloved-for his collections of sermons. The Purpose and Use of Comfort, first published in 1878, includes the title sermon as well as:rn rn . "The Withheld Completions of Life"rn . "The Conqueror from Edom"rn . "Keeping the Faith"rn . "The Soul's Refuge in God"rn . "The Man with One Talent"rn . "Is It I?"rn . "The Food of Man"rn . "The Symbol and the Reality"rn . and more.rn rn rn American clergyman PHILLIPS BROOKS (1835-1893) is also the author of Bohlen Lectures on The Influence of Jesus (1879) and Sermons Preached in English Churches (1883), but he is best remembered for writing the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem."