Geography of Faith: Underground Conversations on Religious, Political and Social Change

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A classic of faith-based activism—updated for a new generation.

Why was Daniel Berrigan wanted by the FBI? Why did Robert Coles harbor a fugitive?

Listen in to the conversations between these two great teachers as they struggle with what it means to put your faith to the test. Discover how their story of challenging the status quo during a time of great political, religious, and social change is just as ...

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Overview

A classic of faith-based activism—updated for a new generation.

Why was Daniel Berrigan wanted by the FBI? Why did Robert Coles harbor a fugitive?

Listen in to the conversations between these two great teachers as they struggle with what it means to put your faith to the test. Discover how their story of challenging the status quo during a time of great political, religious, and social change is just as applicable to our lives today.

Thirty years ago, at the height of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, was wanted by the FBI for his nonviolent protest activities. He hid in the house of Robert Coles, who would later win the Pulitzer Prize. The two began a dialogue that encompasses a fascinating range of topics, from war, psychology, and violence, to social institutions, compassion, activism, and family life.

With this expanded, anniversary edition of a classic, new generations of readers can examine for themselves how spirituality is not only for ourselves, but often demands action and personal risk in the public arena.

New to this edition, Robert Coles offers historical perspective on this turbulent time and assesses the progress of faith-based activism in the years since. Daniel Berrigan challenges today’s activists in a new afterword.

Finally, a glossary of terms helps to clarify the key people, places, and movements that are often the subject of the Coles/Berrigan conversations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893361409
  • Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Series: SkyLight Lives Ser.
  • Edition description: EXPANDED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Coles was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume Children of Crisis series. He is professor of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities at Harvard Medical School and James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University. Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our highest civilian honor, he is also the author of many books.

Daniel Berrigan, S.J., is a Catholic priest who was one of the most eloquent voices protesting the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and who has continued to be an outspoken activist against social injustice. He has been arrested more than fifty times and has spent many months in federal prisons. Berrigan is the author of numerous books, including (with Thich Nhat Hanh) The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations toward a Buddhist-Christian Awareness and is an accomplished poet. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2001 edition
Introduction to the 1971 edition 1
Families 35
Pride and Violence 60
At the Edge 76
Compassionate Man and Political Man 90
Professional Life 99
Inside and Outside the Church 123
"Twice-Born Men" 153
Afterword 181
Glossary of Terms, Movements, and Names 185
About SkyLight Paths 212
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