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Dorothy Day: Selected Writings; By Little and by Little [Paperback]

By Robert Ellsberg (Editor)
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This edition marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most inspiring figures of recent history. By her lifelong option for the por and her devotion to active nonviolence, Day fashioned a new face for the gospel in our time. In 2000 the Vatican recognized her cause for canonization, and she was officially termed "Servant of God."

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This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Dorothy Day (1897-1980)--co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, and one of the most inspiring figures of recent history. By her lifelong option for the poor and her devotion to active nonviolence, Day fashioned a new face for the gospel in our time. In 2000 the Vatican recognized her cause for canonization, and she was officially termed "Servant of God." To mark the occasion, Orbis is pleased to issue an anniversary edition of Dorothy Day: Selected Writings, widely recognized as the essential and authoritative guide to her life and work.

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Studio: Orbis Books
Pages   371
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.64" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2005
Publisher   Orbis Books
Edition  Anniversary  
ISBN  1570755817  
ISBN13  9781570755811  

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More About Robert Ellsberg

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! From 1975-80 Robert Ellsberg was part of the Catholic Worker community in New York, working with Dorothy Day during the last five years of her life, and serving for two years as managing editor of the "Catholic Worker" newspaper. He has devoted much of his life to promoting Day s life and legacy, editing "Dorothy Day: Selected Writings," "The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day," and "All the Way to Heaven: Selected Letters of Dorothy Day." Aside from his two Crossroad titles, he has also written "The Saints Guide to Happiness," and edited anthologies of Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Charles de Foucauld, and Flannery O Connor. Since 1987 he has served as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Orbis Books."

Robert Ellsberg currently resides in Ossining, in the state of New York. Robert Ellsberg was born in 1955.

Robert Ellsberg has published or released items in the following series...
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Simply Provocative  Apr 18, 2008
Not a reader of biographies, I was hesitant to purchase the book but have found it to be a source of reflection in its simplicity and complexity. If Day becomes a saint, then there is hope for all of us because she was so much like us. So human and yet capable of so much divine. It's a wonderful read for rainy days and haunting souls.
Dorothy Day in her own words  Oct 3, 2001
Dorothy Day's life and writings challenge Christians to remember and serve the least among us. This selection of writings highlights a broad range of social, political and religious topics. In her time, Ms. Day's activism brought about much criticism and opposition. Today many remember her as America's Mother Teresa. Her purpose was to keep the Gospel alive through the challenge of service. Her voice continues to shine in the pages of this excellent collection. If you are interested in a call to social justice Dorothy Day's writings will be a source of continued inspiration.
Great!  Jul 10, 2001
This was the first book by Dorothy Day that I ever read and now I have just finished it for the second time. It's fabulous! Informative and inspirational. I found my faith strengthened by reading this book. I highly recommend it for all.
A call to radical Christianity  Apr 18, 2001
A collection of Day's writing, it's a fascinating read, and one would hope a call to conversion for those who fail to see Christ in all around them, especially in the poor. Remember, we are told not to judge and to give freely to all who ask. Think about that the next time you're approached by a panhandler.

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