American Catholic Pacifism: The Influence of Dorothy Day and by Anne Klejment

By Anne Klejment

This selection of usually unique essays by way of students and Catholic employee activists offers a scientific, analytical learn of the emergence and nature of pacifism within the biggest unmarried denomination within the usa: Roman Catholicism. the gathering underscores the pivotal function of Dorothy Day's Catholic employee circulation in hard the normal figuring out of just-war rules and the yank Catholic Church's identity with uncritical militarism. additionally incorporated are a learn of Dorothy Day's preconversion pacifism, formerly unpublished letters from Dorothy Day to Thomas Merton, Eileen Egan's account of the beginning and early years of Pax, the Catholic Worker-inspired peace association, and in-depth insurance of ways the modern Plowshares move emerged from the Catholic employee movement.

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