Called to Be Saints Hardback

John Hugo, the Catholic Worker, and a Theology of Radical Christianity

by Benjamin T. Peters; Dorothy Day;

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Called to Be Saints

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In his address to Congress in September 2015, Pope Francis surprised many when he included Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton along with Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr, as examples of four "great Americans" he wished to extol. While perhaps better known than Merton, adding Day to the pantheon of great figures in American history was certainly significant. Indeed, since her death in 1980, there has been a steadily growing recognition of the importance of Dorothy Day along with a steadily growing body of scholarship on her. All of which has only been bolstered by the renewed move to have Day canonized. Unfortunately, absent from all this study and promotion of Day and her causes has been much attention on Fr. John Hugo and "the retreat" that exerted such a profound effect on her in the 1940s, bringing about her "second conversion." There are very real reasons why these important theological sources have been overlooked or even ignored, reasons largely rooted in the context of early twentieth-century American Catholicism.
Called to be Saints offers a theological and historical analysis of the role that Hugo and the retreat play in understanding Day and the radical Christianity she put forth-a notion of the Christian life that remains relevant today.

Called to Be Saints by Benjamin T. Peters; Dorothy Day was published by Marquette University Press in June 2016. The ISBN for Called to Be Saints is 9781626007086.

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Details for Called to Be Saints

Page last updated 18th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherMarquette University Press (June 2016)
Number of Pages586
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4457194
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