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These new essays by scholars, activists and workers examine themes, events, and people that have shaped and continue to build the Catholic Worker movement. Voices from both inside and outside the movement provide a much-needed analysis of the ongoing significance of the Worker experiment of voluntary poverty, gospel nonviolence, and solidarity with the poor as a movement iThese new essays by scholars, activists and workers examine themes, events, and people that have shaped and continue to build the Catholic Worker movement. Voices from both inside and outside the movement provide a much-needed analysis of the ongoing significance of the Worker experiment of voluntary poverty, gospel nonviolence, and solidarity with the poor as a movement in U.S. religious history. Five of the eleven essays focus on individuals who were central to the movement's development: Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and Ammon Hennacy. Four essays explore critically important themes of the Catholic Worker: the practice of nonviolence in the often violent atmosphere of hospitality houses for the homeless, prophetic spirituality, the relationship of radical politics to religious orthodoxy, and the differences and similarities between Catholic Worker pacifism and Vietnam-era draft board raids led by the Berrigan brothers. A final section attends to the decentralized nature of this essentially anarchist movement offering case histories of Worker communities in St. Louis and Chicago. With increasing numbers of Christians turning to the gospel call of peace, simplicity, and service, and with over one hundred Catholic Worker communities existing in the United States, this timely collection offers a fresh analysis of the movement's tradition, and its contribution to American culture....

Title : A Revolution Of The Heart: Essays On The Catholic Worker
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ISBN : 9780865712621
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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A Revolution Of The Heart: Essays On The Catholic Worker Reviews

  • Kari
    2018-11-20 09:59

    This book literally took me more than two years to read. A friend loaned it to me in February 2007. The essays are interesting, but often very dry and difficult to get through. I'm always a sucker for interpretations of the Catholic Worker and poverty, but I also tend to be heavily critical of them based on my own experiences. I was hoping for more of Day's writings, but they were lacking. The essays focused on the Catholic Workers' non-violent movement particularly during World War II and the controversy which accompanies it. Again, the aspects of the Catholic Work I chose to embrace where their teachings on poverty and non-violence, but neither as the will of God, which for the tradition Catholic Worker is the basis for everything. As I said it was a dry read, and not something that can be read before bed or on the metro which is why it took me so long. I wouldn't recommend this as a whole, but select essays.