Berrigan offers a brilliant, poetic commentary on the Acts of the Apostles with the daring proposition that this New Testament book is left "unfinished," and that we are called to take up the story, enter the book, and engage in our own bold, daring acts as apostles of the peacemaking Jesus. Writing from his own experience of civil disobedience and prophetic action, he challenges us to join the early community of Christian peacemakers by living as they did, acting as they did, and speaking out for peace and justice as they did. Whereon to Stand not only brings the New Testament alive, but offers new life and hope for us that our lives, our actions, our stand may help disarm the world and carry on the work of the peacemaking Jesus.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"The only fully adequate way of studying the Bible is living it. That is the kind of exegesis Daniel Berrigan gives us in this important book. He reminds us that the Gospel proclaimed in Acts is "Freedom Now."
-- Garry Wills
"Daniel Berrigan is America's greatest prophet-poet."
-- James Carroll
"Daniel Berrigan is a poet and prophet for these times."
"For me, Daniel Berrigan is Jesus as a poet. If this be heresy, make the most of it."
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.