Martyr of the Amazon The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang

ISBN-10: 1570757356
ISBN-13: 9781570757358
Edition: 2007
Authors: Roseanne Murphy
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Description: The murder in 2005 of an American nun, Sister Dorothy Stang, focused the world's attention on the plight of poor farmers in the Brazilian Amazon and their struggles against rapacious developers. From a conventional nun in the pre-Vatican II era, she  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The murder in 2005 of an American nun, Sister Dorothy Stang, focused the world's attention on the plight of poor farmers in the Brazilian Amazon and their struggles against rapacious developers. From a conventional nun in the pre-Vatican II era, she had developed a keen social conscience and, increasingly, a deep, mystical commitment to the integrity of Creation. These ideals combined in her advoacy for the rights of the poor and her defense of the imperiled rain forest.

Sr. Roseanne Murphy is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. After receiving her Masters Degree in Sociology at Stanford University and her Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, she was Chair of the Department of Sociology and Psychology for thirty-seven years. She continues to give lectures and retreats based on the life of St. Julie.

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