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American Catholic Pacifism

American Catholic Pacifism


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About the Book

This collection of mostly original essays by scholars and Catholic Worker activists provides a systematic, analytical study of the emergence and nature of pacifism in the largest single denomination in the United States: Roman Catholicism. The collection underscores the pivotal role of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement in challenging the conventional understanding of just-war principles and the American Catholic Church's identification with uncritical militarism. Also included are a study of Dorothy Day's preconversion pacifism, previously unpublished letters from Dorothy Day to Thomas Merton, Eileen Egan's account of the birth and early years of Pax, the Catholic Worker-inspired peace organization, and in-depth coverage of how the contemporary Plowshares movement emerged from the Catholic Worker movement.


About the Author:

ANNE KLEJMENT is Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas.

NANCY L. ROBERTS is Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1976.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275947842
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 489 gr
  • ISBN-10: 027594784X
  • Publisher Date: 30 Nov 1996
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 240 mm
  • No of Pages: 224
  • Series Title: Studies; 75
  • Sub Title: The Influence of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement
  • Width: 154 mm


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