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Essential Writings by Daniel Berrigan

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Essential Writings
by Daniel Berrigan; Edited with an Introduction by John Dear, S. J.

Review: Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “For me, Father Daniel Berrigan is Jesus as a poet.” In this new anthology John Dear has culled selections from his fellow Jesuit’s poems, journals, essays, and homilies. For Berrigan all spiritual writing is political—for it resists the culture of war and injustice by its very nature—and all political writing for peace and justice is quintessentially spiritual—for it points to the reign of God.

Throughout his writings—and a lifetime of committed action—Berrigan invites us to abandon war for a new life of peace. I echo Dear’s invitation to read Dan’s words in a prayerful, reflective manner, take his message to heart, and deepen our own journey toward the God of peace and a new world of peace. —Father John Molyneux, C.M.F., Editor,  U.S. CATHOLIC