American Catholic Pacifism

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This collection of mostly original essays by scholars and Catholic Worker activists provides a systematic, analytical study of the emergence and nature of pacifism in the largest single denomination in the United States: Roman Catholicism. The collection underscores the pivotal role of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement in challenging the conventional understanding of just-war principles and the American Catholic Church's identification with uncritical militarism. Also included are a study of Dorothy Day's ...

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Overview

This collection of mostly original essays by scholars and Catholic Worker activists provides a systematic, analytical study of the emergence and nature of pacifism in the largest single denomination in the United States: Roman Catholicism. The collection underscores the pivotal role of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement in challenging the conventional understanding of just-war principles and the American Catholic Church's identification with uncritical militarism. Also included are a study of Dorothy Day's preconversion pacifism, previously unpublished letters from Dorothy Day to Thomas Merton, Eileen Egan's account of the birth and early years of Pax, the Catholic Worker-inspired peace organization, and in-depth coverage of how the contemporary Plowshares movement emerged from the Catholic Worker movement.

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This collection of 12 essays by scholars and Catholic Worker activists underscores the pivotal role of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement in challenging the Catholic Church, once linked to unquestioning American militarism, to assert its prophetic pacifist voice. Previously unpublished letters of Dorothy Day to Thomas Merton are included, as is coverage of how the contemporary Plowshares movement emerged from the Catholic Worker. The authors analyze the theological and spiritual roots of Catholic pacifism and interpret Catholic pacifism during periods of crisis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275947842
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1996
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

ANNE KLEJMENT is Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas.

NANCY L. ROBERTS is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Catholic Worker in the United States Peace Tradition 1
2 The Radical Origins of Catholic Pacifism: Dorothy Day and the Lyrical Left During World War I 15
3 Catholic Peace Organizations and World War II 33
4 Conscription and the Catholic Conscience in World War II 47
5 Prophecy Faces Tradition: The Pacifist Debate During World War II 65
6 The Catholic Worker and Peace in the Early Cold War Era 77
7 The Leaven 91
8 The Correspondence of Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton 99
9 The Struggle of the Small Vehicle, Pax 123
10 The Catholic Worker and the Vietnam War 153
11 ANZUS Plowshares: A Nonviolent Campaign 171
12 The Catholic Worker and Peace: Resources in the Marquette University Archives 187
Index 189
About the Editors and Contributors 197
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