Dorothy Day : dissenting voice of the American century / John Loughery and Blythe Randolph
Book | Simon & Schuster | 2020 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description
436 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographic references (pages [379]-416) and index.
Contents
Beginnings -- Awakenings -- Causes -- Moorings -- Ardor -- Contentment -- Called to God -- Purpose -- Hospitality -- Challenge -- Prelude -- War -- Burdens -- Revival -- Resistance -- Pacem in Terris -- Burning -- Journeys -- Endings -- Deo Gratias --Postscript -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index.
Summary
"The first full-length biography of its subject in forty years, this book separates the myths from the facts about America's most radical pacifist, critic of US foreign policy, Catholic activist. Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century is the life story of the American icon Pope Francis I mentioned alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Lincoln for her revolutionary aspirations to a more humane and sustainable future." front book flap.
"After a middle-class Republican childhood and a few years as a Communist sympathizer, Dorothy Day converted to Catholicism and became an anomaly in American life for almost fifty years. As an orthodox Catholic, political radical, and a rebel who courted controversy, she attracted three generations of admirers. Day went to jail challenging the draft and the war in Vietnam. She was critical of capitalism and foreign policy, and as skeptical of modern liberalism as political conservatism. Her protests began in 1917, leading to her arrest during the suffrage demonstration outside President Wilson's White House. In 1940 she spoke in Congress against the draft and urged young men not to register. She frequented jail throughout the 1950s protesting the nuclear arms race. She told audiences in 1962 that President Kennedy was as much to blame for the Cuban missile crisis. She refused to hear any criticism of the pope, though she sparred with American bishops and priests who lived in well-appointed rectories and tolerated racial segregation in their parishes."--Amazon.
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1982103493 (hardcover)
9781982103491 (hardcover)
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