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Faith, Resistance, and the FutureDaniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought$
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James L. Marsh and Anna Brown

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823239825

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.001.0001

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The Language of the Incandescent Heart: Daniel Berrigan's and Etty Hillesum's Responses to a Culture of Death

The Language of the Incandescent Heart: Daniel Berrigan's and Etty Hillesum's Responses to a Culture of Death

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(p.57) The Language of the Incandescent Heart: Daniel Berrigan's and Etty Hillesum's Responses to a Culture of Death
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Faith, Resistance, and the Future
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Anna J. Brown

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0006

How are Catholics to respond to a culture of death? This chapter answers this question by considering the life and thought of Berrigan and Etty Hillesum, a Dutch Jewish woman who died in Auschwitz. This chapter first considers the Church’s articulation of the culture of death in our contemporary world. It then biographically fleshes out the development of an awakened consciousness and conscience both in Berrigan and Hillesum. The chapter concludes with an exploration of their methods of non-violent resistance and peacemaking: the daily practice of prayer, the constant work of self-knowledge, and a commitment to life in community. Berrigan and Hillesum, by breathing new life into ancient practices, show us what non-violent revolutionary love looks like, hence their weighty challenge to Catholic social thought.

Keywords:   Culture of death, Auschwitz, Non-violent resistance, Revolutionary love, Prayer, Community, Self-knowledge

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