Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement: Centenary Essays

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  • ISBN-13: 9780874626827
  • Publisher: Marquette University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 615
  • Lexile: 1300L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Dedication 5
Acknowledgements 6
Preface 13
Introduction 14
Contemporary Students and Dorothy Day 28
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Archives 34
Angeli tui sancti habitent en ea, qui nos in pace custodiant 37
Pt. I The Catholic Worker and History
1 The Significance of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker in American Catholicism 41
2 Roots of the Catholic Worker Movement: Saints and Philosophers Who Influenced Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin 59
Pt. II The Catholic Worker and the Catholic Church
3 "Blowing the Dynamite of the Church": Catholic Radicalism from a Catholic Radicalist Perspective 79
4 Diversity, Plurality and Ambiguity: Anarchism in the Catholic Worker Movement 95
5 What's Catholic about the Catholic Worker Movement? Then and Now 128
6 Dorothy Day, Rebel Catholic: Living in a State of Permanent Dissatisfaction with the Church 144
7 The Catholic Worker Movement: Toward a Theology of Liberation for First World Disciples 150
Roll Away the Stone 166
Pt. III The Nonviolence of Dorothy Day and The Catholic Worker
8 Beyond the Ballot Box: The Catholic Worker Movement and Nonviolent Direct Action 169
9 American Myth and the Gospel: Manifest Destiny and Dorothy Day's Nonviolence 184
The Anti-War Politics of Christ 201
Pt. IV Dorothy Day's Political and Social Thought
10 Radical Orthodoxy: Dorothy Day's Challenge to Liberal America 205
11 "The Way of Love": Dorothy Day and the American Right 222
12 A Cultural Context for Understanding Dorothy Day's Social and Political Thought 234
Mass Production 254
Pt. V Work and the Economy
13 Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker, and the Labor Movement 257
14 John Cort and Catholic Social Activism since the New Deal 264
15 Dorothy Day and the Transformation of Work: Lessons for Labor 274
16 Peter Maurin, the Distributists and the Nature of Work 298
17 Into Their Labors: Work, Technology, and the Sacramentalism of Dorothy Day 306
Wildcat Musings 317
Pt. VI Dorothy Day's Writings and Rhetoric
18 The Radical's Paradox: A Reflection on Dorothy Day's "Legendary" Resistance to Canonization 323
19 The Last Word Is Love: Activism, Spirituality, and Writing in the Life of Dorothy Day 336
Well Paid Slaves 347
Pt. VII Dorothy Day's Spirituality
20 Identity, Community, and Crisis: The Conversion Narratives of Dorothy Day 351
21 Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton: Overview of a Work in Progress 363
22 Dorothy Day: Citizen of the Kingdom 370
Proverb after Dorothy Day 382
Pt. VIII Peter Maurin and Catholic Worker Farms
23 Peter Maurin's Ideal of Farming Communes 385
24 Why Peter Maurin Matters 399
25 Down on the Farm and Up to Heaven: Catholic Worker Farm Communes and the Spiritual Virtues of Farming 406
26 Dorothy Day's View of Peter Maurin 418
The Hundred-Foot Fiberglass Hiawatha 431
Pt. IX Ammon Hennacy
27 An Anarchist Joins the Catholic Church: Why Ammon Hennacy Became a Catholic 435
Pt. X Catholic Worker Pacifism, 1933-1945
28 The Way of Love: Pacifism and the Catholic Worker Movement. 1933-1939 445
29 Dorothy Day and the Mystical Body of Christ in the Second World War 457
30 "We Are Still Pacifists": Dorothy Day's Pacifism during World War II 465
31 An Uneasy Community: Catholics in Civilian Public Service during World War II 474
Cultural Exchange 481
Pt. XI Ecumenical Perspectives
32 The Shakers and the Program and Practice of the Catholic Worker 485
33 Dorothy Day, the Jews, and the Future of Ecumenical Religiosity 494
34 Protestant Responses to Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker 515
35 The Catholic Worker and Socially Engaged Buddhism: A Dialogue 531
Where Are the Signs of Spring? 550
Pt. XII Personal Narratives
36 Dorothy Day Stories 555
37 Threads of Life: Telling the Story 559
38 A Long Loneliness: Metaphors of Conversion within the Catholic Worker Movement 562
39 Dorothy Day: Saint and Troublemaker 576
The Lazarus Dream Forgiven (for Todd Duncan) 588
Bibliography 589
Authors 611
Essays Published Elsewhere 613
Index 614
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