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Testimony: The Word Made Fresh [Paperback]

By Daniel Berrigan (Author) & Sj John Dear (Foreword by)
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From courtroom testimony, to homilies, poems, and poignant profiles of such friends as Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and his late brother Philip, the writings in "Testimony" reflect the essential spirit of a modern prophet.

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In word and deed, whether in courts, jail cells, classrooms, or chapels, Daniel Berrigan has proclaimed the Word of God: 'Blessed are teh peacemakers.' That testimony rings loud and clear in this collection of recent writings on peace, faith, and the imperative of hope.

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  • Library Journal - 08/23/2004

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Studio: Orbis Books
Pages   227
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.22" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 7, 2005
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  1570755450  
ISBN13  9781570755453  

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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.

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A Gift from Daniel Berrigan,S.J.  Feb 2, 2005
Daniel Berrigan has always been difficult for many to understand.Why would a gifted poet,a talented Jesuit priest spend so much of his adult life in jails and paddy wagons? Why wont' he just say something comforting, and retreat? The answer can be found in the WORD, which Daniel Berrigan, unlike ,well, most of us, takes seriously.As in living it.The words in this book,published by the wonderful folks at Orbis books,have been culled form talks, sermons,lectures and written works, spanning his career,[as it were] as a fighter against,what Pope John Paul II later described, as a culture of death. Whatever injustice Fr Berrigan finds, he rails against, with words and his person. There is no difference between what he says and what he does. Now,THAT is something special.And He is... A++++
Passion for Peace/Dedicated Discipleship  Jan 10, 2005
Daniel Berrigan is a Jesuit priest who has received several nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize as a result of his writing, speaking, and demonstrating against war and nuclear weapons. With his brother Phillip and others, Daniel Berrigan gained notoriety in 1968 for burning draft cards with homemade napalm in a small town outside Baltimore. To this day he continues to protest against acts of war up to and including the U.S. invasion of Iraq (publication date is 2004). This book contains homilies, reflections, poetry, and short profiles of others who have protested violence and championed pacifism over the past 35 years. Berrigan takes on the culture, the government the Catholic bishops, and the Church doctrine of "just war." Using scripture, personal experiences, and his phenomenal gift for language, he presents his own clear and unflinching vision of discipleship.

"War reveals the contempt for life implied in current forms of the wasting of life-abortion, capital murder, medical experimentation, warehousing of the aged, denial of housing and education and food and healthcare and a clean environment," he writes. And "Christians are called to be objectors against all and any war, against `just' war, invasive war, preemptive war, defensive war, conventional war..."

Daniel Berrigan's eulogy for his brother, who died last year, contains references to the story of Jesus' bringing Lazarus back from the dead. Recalling Philip's last days, surrounded by friends and family, he said, "I think Jesus arrived in the great tides of prayer that surrounded us with light, and thus we were enabled to give Philip up, not to death, but to resurrection."

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