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Dorothy Day : a biography

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Product Details

  • Unknown Binding: 527 pages
  • Publisher: Harper & Row; 1 edition (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FB9FZS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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By Timothy Kearney VINE VOICE on September 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
I first read William Miller's biography of Dorothy Day in 1984, a few years after it was published. I immediately grew to have a great appreciation for this complex woman who contributed so much to the Catholic social conscience of the United States. Her life is botha witness to Jeusu Christ and a challenge to live the gospel radically. Miller was a personal friend of Dorothy Day and his work was written a few years after her death. The book contains many details about her early life, conversion, and her work with Peter Maurin establishing The Catholic Worker movement including the renowned newspaper and houses of hospitality. Her pro-labor and anti-war activities are also chronicled. Miller also mentions Day's connections with a number of well known luminaries such as Thomas Merton, Dan and Phil Berrigan, and her altercations with Cardinal Spellman. This book is a fascinating examination of a great woman and a slice of Catholicism that is often ignored.
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I also read this book. I have so much respect for Dorothy Day. She was a true and honest searcher. Once she discovered God she never looked back. I wish there were more people like her. She writes about her daily life and makes the seemingly mundane feel really important. She was a very clever lady and compassionate towards others. She is one of my favorite people.
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It is interesting to learn what drives a person to dedicate her life to a cause. I liked reading about her life and that period of time
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I am looking forward to reading I have been too busy to start this book.But I am looking forward to reading.
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