Minor Prophets, Major Themes

By Daniel Berrigan

Minor Prophets, Major Themes

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  • ISBN: 9781606086346
  • Pages: 424
  • Publication Date: 4/8/2009
  • Retail Price: $49.00
Web Price: $39.20
Web Price: $39.20

Minor Prophets, Major Themes

By Daniel Berrigan

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606086346
  • Pages: 424
  • Publication Date: 4/8/2009
  • Retail Price: $49.00
Web Price: $39.20

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One of Daniel Berrigan's best works, Minor Prophets, Major Themes, offers poetic, insightful commentary on the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachai. From his own experience in the prophetic struggle to end war and injustice, Berrigan brings these ancient texts to new life and uses them to shed light on the life and death struggles for justice and peace today. The author takes these often neglected prophetic works and shows how they speak to us with even greater urgency, pushing us to become a prophetic people, to take up the major themes of justice, disarmament, nonviolence, compassion, and peace. There is simply no other commentary like it.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Here is a commentary which ought to be required reading in Old Testament seminars, though one suspects it would have to be snuck in the door. This is more than a commentary in the conventional sense. It jumps the track of passionless objectivity and moves readily across time, implicating our lives and history....This book is stunning in its ability to evoke the humanity of the prophets...and their humanity provokes our own."

Bill Wylie Kellerman (from the foreword)


"Berrigan's voice is one that should not be missing from the public debate over all the questions concerning war and peace and the future shape of American society that press hard upon consciences today."

THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS


"Let us hope that our country will become wise. But until it does--indeed, in order that it should--we as its citizens must act on the wisdom of our own conscience. That, to me, is the ultimate meaning of what Father Berrigan, in prose and poetry, says and leaves unsaid."

Howard Zinn

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Daniel Berrigan

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Daniel Berrigan is an internationally known voice for peace and disarmament. A Jesuit priest, award-winning poet, and the author of over fifty books, he has spoken for peace, justice, and nuclear disarmament for nearly fifty 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.

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