Testimony: The Word Made Fresh

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570755453
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

I They shall beat their swords into plowshares
1 Courage is a verb : in other words, do it! 3
2 We are filled with hope : the tale of the plowshares eight 12
3 In better hands than our judges' 23
4 Hiroshima and the church of the blind Gods 27
5 The cause is the heart's beat 30
II The way, the truth, and the life
6 The face of Christ 41
7 The "I am" sayings of Jesus : in Christ, God imagines God 45
8 Love your enemies : there is no just war; the gospel is always relevant 54
9 Jesus and the syrophoenician woman 63
10 You shall love 70
11 John the baptist sends inquirers 75
12 Christ before Pilate, witnessing to the truth 80
III Prophets and peacemakers
13 The long loneliness of Dorothy Day 85
14 Martin Luther King Jr. and the arm of justice 98
15 Thomas Merton, friend and monk 102
16 Archbishop Romero, the four churchwomen, and the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador 106
17 The colors of Corita Kent 113
18 The promised land of Rabbi Abraham Heschel 123
19 William Stringfellow and the Eschaton 131
20 The faithful witness of Philip Berrigan 136
21 Poems for Philip in prison 140
22 Homily for my brother, Philip Berrigan 143
IV Sermons and homilies
23 Keeping the flame alive : Maccabees and the fire of peace 149
24 Three youths and the fiery furnace 153
25 Learn a lesson from the fig tree 158
26 The world as machine, the world as vine 161
27 Love one another as I have loved you 164
28 Living as though the text were true 167
29 The Gods of the millennium 171
V Christians in a warmaking state
30 The prophetic, peacemaking church 175
31 Prophecy 178
32 The handbook of Christian refusers 180
33 The trouble with our state 194
34 A chancy encounter with an angel 195
35 The strange case of the man who could not please anyone 197
36 The Catholic bishops approve Bush's war (November 2001) 200
37 The faith that seeks justice and makes peace 202
38 Advent 211
39 Our hope in Christ 213
40 An ethic of resurrection 220
41 Hope, that intransitive being 226
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