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ISBN13: 9780800631383
ISBN: 0800631382
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $20.0
Publisher: Fortress Press
Published Date:
Pages: 208
Average Goodreads rating: 3.71/5 (15 ratings)

In this powerful meditation for our times, Daniel Berrigan continues his spiritual and social commentaries on the Hebrew prophets by wrestling with the hapless hero Jeremiah. "For me, for many years," says Berrigan, "Jeremiah has been that one man" who could best serve as a concrete sign of Yahweh. In his visions, condemnations, and summons, Jeremiah speaks to us, Berrigan shows, of sanctity and sanctimony, of power and its perversion, of people feverishly active, but morally confused and directionless. Thundering away-for more than forty years-Jeremiah's shouts seem lost in contrary winds, yet their consolation and desolation are beautifully captured in Berrigan's deeply personal, poetic, and prophetic book. Berrigan's fiery appreciation of Jeremiah is "spiritual reading" of the searing sort, for persons and groups to feel anew the biblical flame for social justice, religious courage, and personal witness.