A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World

A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World

by John Dear
     
 

ISBN-10: 0829427201

ISBN-13: 9780829427202

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Loyola Press

All of us say we want peace,
but only a few are willing to prove it.
• • • • • • • • • • • •

John Dear, SJ, has been arrested more than seventy-five times. He has spent more than a year of his life in jail. He has been mocked by an armed and angry U.S. National Guard

…  See more details below

Overview

All of us say we want peace,
but only a few are willing to prove it.
• • • • • • • • • • • •

John Dear, SJ, has been arrested more than seventy-five times. He has spent more than a year of his life in jail. He has been mocked by an armed and angry U.S. National Guard battalion standing outside the doors to his New Mexico parish. All this because he so fervently believes in peace.

A Persistent Peace, John Dear’s autobiography, invites readers to follow the decades-long journey and spiritual growth of this nationally known peace activist, and to witness his bold, decisive, often unpopular actions before government officials, military higher-ups, and even representatives of the Church.

From his conversion to Christianity, to his calling to become a Jesuit, to the extreme dangers and delights of a life dedicated to truly living out the radical, forgiving love of Jesus, Dear’s incredible story will touch the heart of anyone who believes in the power of peace and the possibility of a world where love conquers all.

“Once more, and in a plenary way, we are blessed by the eloquence and moral passion of John Dear. . . . More power to this intrepid disciple of Christ—The Peacemaker.”
    —Daniel Berrigan, author of The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829427202
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
1,091,719
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

• Contents •
        Foreword by Martin Sheen    ix
        Introduction    xv

    1    Frat Boy (1978–79) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
    2    The Day of Conversion (1979–80)    10
    3    The Journey Begins (1980–81)    21
    4    Under Arrest at the Vatican (1981)    32
    5    Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (1982)    38
    6    A Second Calling, in Galilee (1982)    47
    7    Jesuit Boot Camp (1982)    53
    8    Learning the Life of Peace (1982)    62
    9    Thirty Days of Silence (1983)    71
    10    The Experiment, Phase One (1983)    81
    11    The Experiment, Phase Two (1983)    86
    12    First Blood (1983–84)    96
    13    Lenten Wednesdays at the Pentagon (1984)    106
    14    Peacemaking in New York City (1984–85)    117
    15    In the Land of the Savior (1985)    127
    16    Taking a Stand in Nicaragua, at the Pentagon,
             and at West Point (1985)    140
    17    Disturbing the Peace in Scranton (1986–87)    148
    18    Community and Jail in New York (1987–88)    156
    19    With the Homeless in Washington, D.C. (1988–89)    165
    20    Theology and Vision at Berkeley (1989)    176
    21    November 16, the Kairos Moment (1989)    186
    22    The Fast (1990)    191
    23    Zones of Peace (1990)    196
    24    Death Row and Mother Teresa (1990)    201
    25    War in Iraq, Resistance in the Streets (1991–92)    210
    26    Ordained to Make Peace (1992–93)    222
    27    Down by the Riverside (1993)    235
    28    They Shall Beat Their Swords into Plowshares (1993–94)    239
    29    In Jail, on Trial (1994)    247
    30    Waiting in My Cell (1994)    256
    31    From House Arrest to Rome (1994–95)    262
    32    Trouble at the Smithsonian (1994–95)    273
    33    In Richmond, at the Sacred Heart Center (1995–96)    280
    34    Peace in Northern Ireland (1997–98)    286
    35    The Fellowship of Reconciliation (1998–2000)    302
    36    Peace Mission to Iraq (1999)    311
    37    Return to Palestine (1999)    324 

    38    The Great Forty Days for Peace (2000)    331
    39    Death and the Tombs of New York (2000–1)    335
    40    Life and Death at Ground Zero (2001)    342
    41    Kicked out of New York (2002)    362
    42    Pastor in New Mexico (2002–4)    369
    43    A Voice in the Desert (2002–4)    383
    44    Disturber of the Peace (2002–5)    392
    45    Sackcloth and Ashes in Los Alamos (2002–5)    406
    46    Soldiers at My Front Door (2003)    416
        Epilogue    421
        Acknowledgments    427
        Index    431

 

 

 

 

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >