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THIS BOOK'S TENTH ANNIVERSARY URGES ITS RENEWED READING: THE EMPIRE HAVE NO GREATER TERROR THAN OF OUR PACIFIST PRIESTS,
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This review is from: Disarmed And Dangerous: The Radical Life And Times Of Daniel And Philip Berrigan, Brothers In Religious Faith And Civil Disobedience (Paperback)
Politicians who have never known war make much of our alleged constitutional right to bear arms, and thus urge us on to their imperialist and profitable war-mongering and to fight with one another.
We however must make much of our Faith-based right NOT to bear arms, following as we do in the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus Christ who ordered Saint Peter to put up his sword raised in defense as He was unjustly arrested on Olivet, reminding us all that who lives by the sword dies by the sword, commanding us directly to love our enemies.
The brave and ordained Brothers Berrigan, pacifist priests, remind us of this as well with a lifetime of true and courageous Christian witness. This book adequately presents their pilgrimage with the Prince of Peace.
We may also of course read their own original works. The late lamented and Reverend Father Phillip Berrigan, may he rest in peace, first wrote Prison Journals of a Priest Revolutionary, inscribed book by the Ameri and many other books abound admiring his courageous witness for peace in nonviolent and Christian action. The Reverend Father Daniel Berrigan continues to produce profound and challenging Biblical exegesis, in particular of those courageous Old Testament prophets who share his courageous proclamation of the peace of God and who share his rejection and the despising of his own fellow believers. Such essential works include the eponymous Daniel: Under the Siege of the Divine, the agonized Ezekiel: Vision in the Dust, the noble, undaunted yet rejected prophet Isaiah: Spirit of Courage, Gift of Tears, the poignant Jeremiah: The World, the Wound of God, and the lesson for endurance and perseverence in our Faith found through the persecuted patriarch Job: And Death No Dominion, each of these fine and fortifying works for our lectio divina.
Please here in this highly recommended biography we find a portal to know and understand the brothers Berrigan, courageous prophets in our Faith. Nevertheless they may certainly be the first to say: read their books, read the book, and most urgently to get out and act powerfully for peace.
Disarmed And Dangerous: The Radical Life And Times Of Daniel And Philip Berrigan, Brothers In Religious Faith And Civil Disobedience(5 customer reviews)