Book review: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Greatest Commandment, Radical love in Times of Crisis by Julie Leininger Pycior
Those active in social justice issues during the effervescent ‘60’s as well as younger folks will enjoy reading about activities of the headliners of the era as chronicled by Pycior in her new book. She uses personal journals and letters between Merton and Day to tell how they and other luminaries of the era managed to stay true to their faith at a time of vast social unrest and skepticism.
American Church figures of the 1960’s are the object of the dialogue between the two: Dan and Phil Berrigan, Eileen Egan, Cesar Chavez, Cardinal Spellman, Philip Maurin, Dom Helder Camera, Joan Baez, John XXIII, Corita Kent, Sargent Shriver, Mary Luke Tobin, Martin Luther King and others in civil rights and social justice movements. For those who lived through this turbulent…
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