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Overview On September 11, 2001, Daniel Berrigan--in the midst of working with those ministering to rescue workers and families of the missing or dead, leading prayer vigils, and organizing protests against military retaliation--looked to Lamentations for wisdom and insight.
Publishers Description On September 11, 2001 Daniel Berrigan sat at his desk in upper Manhattan writing a commentary on the Book of Genesis. As he explored the goodness of God's creation, the terrible events of that day stopped him cold. With countless others, Berrigan the tireless and often controversial peace activist wondered how best to respond, articulate profound grief, and shape a response. In the midst of working with those ministering to rescue workers and families of the missing or dead, leading prayer vigils, and organizing protests against military retaliation, Father Berrigan looked to Lamentations for wisdom and insight. This book is the result of long, intense hours spend connecting that ancient text with the modern world. In line with his critically acclaimed biblical commentaries, Berrigan uses the lens of Lamentations to explore the causes and repercussions of the events of September 11 and beyond. Here he asks, Where do we turn when the world around us seems to be inextricably enmeshed in violent conflict? How do we cry out for justice? Where do we find faith and hope to heal the immense human suffering that surrounds us? Written in a style that captures the poetry and power of Lamentations, Berrigan cries out for peace in a militaristic world, calls for compassion instead of retribution, gives voice to those caught in the midst of war and strife, and names the evil in the world while lamenting the status quo. Art by Robert McGovern illuminates the suffering of war and the hope of the faithful."
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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher Sheed & Ward
ISBN 1580511295 ISBN13 9781580511292
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More About Daniel Berrigan
Daniel Berrigan is author of fourteen volumes of poetry. His first volume of poetry, Time Without Number (1957), whose publication occurred at the suggestion of poet Marianne Moore, was nominated for the National Book Award and awarded the prestigious Lamant Prize for Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Robin Andersen is Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program and Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Fordham. James L. Marsh is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Fordham University. He has published widely in such philosophical journals as International Philosophical Quarterly, New German Critique, and International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
Daniel Berrigan currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Daniel Berrigan was born in 1921.