The Time's Discipline: The Beatitudes and Nuclear Resistance

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1 mag 2010 - 324 pagine
In The Time's Discipline. Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister offer us a chronicle of their community in Baltimore. They show us that for their nonviolent community, resistance to the nuclear arms race is not merely a political endeavor, but most profoundly a spiritual endeavor, rooted in fidelity to the Gospel. Thus the reporting of Jonah House's first fifteen years is formed around the Beatitudes, eight points of blessing at the outset of Matthew's presentation of the Sermon on the Mount.

Invariably for Phil & Liz and those who have been part of their work at Jonah house and related endeavors, that spirituality is not abstract, but rooted in community and resistance and thus very much of this world and in service to its highest good. Understanding that we live in a nuclear empire, they present us in these pages, their "experiment in truth" in its midst.
 

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Sommario

Those Who Mourn
28
The Meek
51
Those Who Hunger and Thirst for justice
73
Chapter 5
91
Chapter 6
118
The Peacemakers
150
Those Who Are Persecuted
175
Appendix
199
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Philip Berrigan was a World War II veteran, a Catholic priest and a pacifist. He was also a writer and a visionary who inspired people to "speak truth to power.

Daniel Berrigan was born in Virginia, Minnesota on May 9, 1921. He received a bachelor's degree in 1946 from St. Andrew-on-Hudson, a Jesuit seminary in Hyde Park, New York, and a master's degree from Woodstock College in Baltimore in 1952. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest that year. He spent a year of study and ministerial work in France, then taught theology and French at the Jesuits' Brooklyn Preparatory School. He taught or ran programs at Union Seminary, Loyola University New Orleans, Columbia University, Cornell University, and Yale University before settling into a long tenure at Fordham University. In the 1960s, he held defiant protests that helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War. These protest included burning of Selective Service draft records in Catonsville, Maryland for which he was convicted of destroying government property and sentenced to three years in the federal prison. He served from 1970 to 1972. He was arrested several more times for taking part in the Plowshares raid on a General Electric missile plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in 1980 and for blocking the entrance to the Intrepid naval museum in Manhattan in 2006. He wrote more than 50 books during his lifetime including 15 volumes of poetry. His works included To Dwell in Peace and Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings. Time Without Number won the Lamont Poetry Prize (now known as the James Laughlin Award), in 1957. He died on April 30, 2016 at the age of 94.

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