In The Time's Discipline. Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAlister offer us a chronicle of their community in Baltimore. They show us that for their nonviolent community, resistance to the nuclear arms race is not merely a political endeavor, but most profoundly a spiritual endeavor, rooted in fidelity to the Gospel. Thus the reporting of Jonah House's first fifteen years is formed around the Beatitudes, eight points of blessing at the outset of Matthew's presentation of the Sermon on the Mount.
Invariably for Phil & Liz and those who have been part of their work at Jonah house and related endeavors, that spirituality is not abstract, but rooted in community and resistance and thus very much of this world and in service to its highest good. Understanding that we live in a nuclear empire, they present us in these pages, their "experiment in truth" in its midst.