Daniel: Under the Siege of the Divine is a powerful, poetic commentary on one of the Bible's most politically charged books by one of America's greatest peacemaking prophets, Daniel Berrigan. Using the insights he has gained from a lifetime of nonviolent resistance to war and empire, Berrigan walks us through these ancient biblical stories of nonviolent resistance to war and empire, pointing out how we can learn from Daniel and his friends to keep the faith, stay hopeful, and resist every war, injustice, and empire today. It is not only one of Berrigan's best books, but one of the best commentaries on the book of Daniel. Through the scripture and the author's life, we discover the power and duty of civil disobedience to the culture of war and divine obedience to the God of peace.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Berrigan brings alive the biblical book of Daniel in an astonishing way. We learn of the power of faith when joined to the courage of disobedience."
"These are barbed-wire words that protect truth's heart. Who can be a more apt scribe to write such an account than Daniel Berrigan, who has walked in the ancient Daniel's footsteps in lion's den and prison cell?"
"The subversive call to Daniel the Prophet and the call to write of Daniel Berrigan both shine forth in this brilliant book."
"Once again, Berrigan uncovers the revolutionary mix of rage and wisdom of the biblical prophets. (He) minces no words in calling for resistance to the empire of Pax Americana‚ that now ravages peoples from the South Bronx to Haiti, Cuba to Iraq."
Mark Taylor, Princeton Theological Seminary
Daniel Berrigan is an internationally known voice for peace and disarmament. A Jesuit priest, award-winning poet, and author of over fifty books, he has spoken for peace, justice, and nuclear disarmament for nearly 50 years. He spent several years in prison for his part in the 1968 Catonsville Nine antiwar action and later acted with the Plowshares Eight. Nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, he lives and works in New York City.