Uncommon Martyrs: The Berrigans, the Catholic Left, and the Plowshares Movement

Fred A. Wilcox, Author Addison Wesley Publishing Company $20.33 (249p) ISBN 978-0-201-52231-0
The most prominent members of the Plowshares movement are its founders, the charismatic Jesuit Daniel Berrigan and his brother, Philip. In the '60s and '70s they and other peace activists attacked military sites, poured blood on missile silos and encouraged others in acts of civil disobedience that resulted in jail terms. In Wilcox's ( Grass Roots ) admiring inquiry, Plowshares, now an international group, is shown to include clergy and lay people from all walks of life who have become ``peace warriors.'' ok? seems redundant and see next note Their stories allow the reader an opportunity to judge whether they, as opponents of encroaching militarism, are idealists or prophetssorry, ``prophets'' doesn't make sense to me with ``activists''' maybe ``whether they, as opponents of encroaching militarism, are merely idealists or prophets.''? . (May)
Reviewed on: 04/29/1991
Release date: 05/01/1991
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