Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan

Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan

Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan

Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan

Synopsis

Disarmed & Dangerous is a fascinating study of brothers linked by faith & the dreams of peace & social justice in a century bloodied by war, mass murders, & weapons of immense destructive power. It is, above all, an original contribution to modern American history that is sure to be widely read & discussed.

Excerpt

We taste the spices of Arabia, yet never feel the scorching sun which brings them forth.

—Sir Dudley North

Toward the end of lent, on a spring day under a faltering sun, Daniel Berrigan walks a Manhattan sidewalk on a routine errand that will end, as he intends, with his arrest. Actually, he processes. He is one among some 2,000 solemn Catholics performing the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa of Forty‐ second Street on Good Friday. Around him, Latin chants lift on a breeze that flutters pennants bearing painted crosses swaying above the marchers' heads, in what looks and sounds like a medieval pilgrimage during rush hour. This "Peace Walk," crossing the city from the United Nations to the offices of a Pentagon defense contractor, is a traditional enactment of the Passion and Death of Christ. But unlike common observances of the rite, each Station is . . .

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