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Cloud of Witnesses
     

Cloud of Witnesses

by Joyce Hollyday, Jim Wallis
 

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ISBN-10: 157075571X

ISBN-13: 9781570755712

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Orbis Books

Through interviews and biographical profiles, Cloud of Witnesses introduces us to a company of modern witnesses-peacemakers, martyrs, saints-who have embodied the gospel challenge of our day. We meet Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement; Fannie Lou Hamer, champion of the freedom struggle in Mississippi; Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and prophet of

Overview

Through interviews and biographical profiles, Cloud of Witnesses introduces us to a company of modern witnesses-peacemakers, martyrs, saints-who have embodied the gospel challenge of our day. We meet Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement; Fannie Lou Hamer, champion of the freedom struggle in Mississippi; Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and prophet of peace; and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Some have endured persecution: Martin Niemoeller, the pastor who spent years as Hitler's prisoner; Jon Sobrino, who escaped the massacre of his Jesuit community in El Salvador; Brian Wilson, the peace activist whose legs were severed by a train carrying weapons to Central America.

All of them-whether from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, or the United States -give proof and inspiration that the gospel can be lived in our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570755712
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,327,153
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Revised Editionix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction to the 1991 Editionxiii
IBlessed are the Poor in Spirit
St. Francis of Assisi: Consumed with the Gospel3
Dorothy Day: A Radical Simplicity9
Chuck Matthei: The Duty of Delight15
IIBlessed are those who Mourn
Jon Sobrino: Touching the Idols21
Albertina Sisulu: "I'll Never Bow Down"29
Sister Dianna Ortiz: Death's Dance Broken37
George Tinker: Survival and Self-Determination43
IIIBlessed are the Meek
Jean Vanier: Welcoming the Little Ones55
Clarence Jordan: Theologian in Overalls60
William Stringfellow: Keeper of the Word66
Henri Nouwen: A Heart's Desire72
IVBlessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Dangerous Prophet81
Myles Horton: Leaving the Best Heritage90
Fannie Lou Hamer: Stepping Out into Freedom101
Miguel D'Escoto: Priest of the People110
Sojourner Truth: A Pillar of Fire118
VBlessed Are the Merciful
Sanctuary: A Conspiracy of Compassion135
Beyers Naude: Breaking Ranks147
Brian Willson: Standing for Truth156
Pedro Arrupe: Finding God in All Things166
Penny Lernoux: A Journey of Trust173
VIBlessed are the Pure in Heart
Joan Chittister: The Fullness of Grace183
Elias Chacour: Beyond All Boundaries193
Howard Thurman: In Love with Life202
Dom Helder Camara: Hope Against Hope207
Athol Gill: A Follower of Jesus216
VIIBlessed are the Peacemakers
Daniel Berrigan: The Push of Conscience223
George Zabelka: Chaplain for Peace231
Peacemakers: An Endowment of Courage238
Thomas Merton: A Noisy Vocation in the Silent Life246
VIIIBlessed are those who are Persecuted
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Faith and Conviction261
Martin Niemoeller: A Confessional Courage266
Oscar Romero: A Shout of Victory274
Edicio de la Torre: Like Dove and Serpent280
Four U.S. Martyrs: A Journey of More than Miles285

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