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9781570758379

Daniel Berrigan : Essential Writings

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    9781570758379

  • ISBN10:

    1570758379

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
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Summary

Through this selection from his many books, journals, poems, and homilies, a chronicle of Fr. Berrigan's life and work unfolds, from the early steps in his vocation, to his decision to cross the line and go to prison, his ongoing witness for peace, and his extraordinary commentaries on scripture and the life of radical discipleship.

Author Biography

John Dear is a Jesuit priest and peacemaker who was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author and editor of many books including A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World, Living Peace, and Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings. See www.johndear.org

Table of Contents

Sourcesp. 11
Permissionsp. 13
Daniel Berrigan's Life and Work: A Brief Overviewp. 15
Introduction: Daniel Berrigan-Poet, Prophet, and Peacemakerp. 21
Credentialsp. 39
Credentialsp. 39
Each Day Writesp. 39
Insightp. 40
These Many Beautiful Yearsp. 40
Less Thanp. 51
Peacemaking Is Hardp. 53
Peacemaking Is Hardp. 53
Miraclesp. 54
From Sharpeville to Selmap. 54
You Finish It; I Can'tp. 60
The Alternative of Nonviolencep. 60
The Face of Christp. 65
Death Does Not Get the Last Wordp. 65
A New Exodus Underwayp. 73
Notes from the D.C. Jailp. 80
The Church after the Baltimore Fourp. 86
Night Flight to Hanoip. 96
Children in the Shelterp. 101
My Namep. 102
Our Apologies, Good Friendsp. 103
The Burning of Paper Instead of Childrenp. 108
The Price of Peacep. 108
The Trouble with Our Statep. 114
The Pentecostal Fire of Catonsvillep. 115
On Trial with the Catonsville Ninep. 124
The Verdictp. 135
Prophecyp. 136
I Was a Fugitive from the FBIp. 138
The Dark Night of Resistancep. 145
They Call Us Dead Menp. 148
Certain Occult Utterances from the Underground and Its Guardian Sphinxp. 149
We Are Forbidden to Serve in Their Warsp. 150
Letter to the Weathermenp. 154
I Will Sign My Namep. 157
We Have Chosen to Be Powerless Criminals in a Time of Criminal Powerp. 158
Lights on in the House of the Deadp. 162
September 27, 1971p. 162
Diary from Prisonp. 163
Povertyp. 175
Tulips in the Prison Yardp. 175
Statement upon Release from Danbury Prison, February 24, 1972p. 176
They Shall Beat Their Swords Into Plowsharesp. 178
Swords into Plowsharesp. 178
We Could Not Do Thisp. 187
When Hammers Come Downp. 193
The Question of Peacemakingp. 194
The Soul of Peacemakingp. 194
Taking Stockp. 197
The Great Signp. 198
Block Islandp. 205
Pilgrimage to Romero's El Salvadorp. 206
Witness of the Martyrsp. 209
Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątterp. 215
Somep. 221
Walking with Thich Nhat Hanhp. 222
The Word Made Freshp. 227
Genesis, the Dawn of All Thingsp. 227
Kings and the Pathology of Powerp. 230
Job's Summons to Live Humanlyp. 236
Who Are We, That You Take Note of Us? / Psalm 8p. 241
They Call You Blind Man: Call Their Bluff / Psalm 10p. 242
Show Me Your Face, O God / Psalm 61p. 243
I Love Your Promise / Psalm 119p. 243
May I to My Lord Hasten / Psalm 131p. 244
Hand in Hand, Heart in Heart / Psalm 133p. 244
Jeremiah and the Promisep. 245
Ezekiel and the Landscape of Dry Bonesp. 249
Daniel and the Credential of Nonviolent Steadfastnessp. 253
Jonah and the Whale's Talep. 260
The Imagination of Jesusp. 264
Love Your Enemies, the Just Commandp. 271
The Time to Obey Is Nowp. 274
Good Fridayp. 274
The First Nonviolent Revolutionp. 275
An Ethic of Resurrectionp. 276
Love, Love at the Endp. 282
Consolationp. 282
Visionp. 282
Zen Poemp. 283
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