Cloud of Witnesses

ISBN-10: 157075571X

ISBN-13: 9781570755712

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jim Wallis was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 4, 1948. He graduated from Michigan State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is an evangelical Christian writer and political activist, best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine and of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name. He has written numerous books including The Great Awakening; Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America (2008), God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (2005), Faith Works: How Faith Based Organizations Are Changing Lives, Neighborhoods, and America (2000), The Soul of Politics: Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left (1995) and The Call to Conversion (1981).

Foreword to the revised edition
Introduction to the 1991 edition
St. Francis of Assisi : consumed with the gospelp. 3
Dorothy Day : a radical simplicityp. 9
Chuck Matthei : the duty of delightp. 15
Jon Sobrino : touching the idolsp. 21
Albertina Sisulu : "I'll never bow down"p. 29
Sister Dianna Ortiz : death's dance brokenp. 37
George Tinker : survival and self-determinationp. 43
Jean Vanier : welcoming the little onesp. 55
Clarence Jordan : theologian in overallsp. 60
William Stringfellow : keeper of the wordp. 66
Henri Nouwen : a heart's desirep. 72
Martin Luther King, Jr. : dangerous prophetp. 81
Myles Horton : leaving the best heritagep. 90
Fannie Lou Hamer : stepping out into freedomp. 101
Miguel D'Escoto : priest of the peoplep. 110
Sojourner Truth : a pillar of firep. 118
Sanctuary : a conspiracy of compassionp. 135
Beyers Naude : breaking ranksp. 147
Brian Willson : standing for truthp. 156
Pedro Arrupe : finding God in all thingsp. 166
Penny Lernoux : a journey of trustp. 173
Joan Chittister : the fullness of gracep. 183
Elias Chacour : beyond all boundariesp. 193
Howard Thurman : in love with lifep. 202
Dom Helder Camara : hope against hopep. 207
Athol Gill : a follower of Jesusp. 216
Daniel Berrigan : the push of consciencep. 223
George Zabelka : chaplain for peacep. 231
Peacemakers : an endowment of couragep. 238
Thomas Merton : a noisy vocation in the silent lifep. 246
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : faith and convictionp. 261
Martin Niemoeller : a confessional couragep. 266
Oscar Romero : a shout of victoryp. 274
Edicio de la Torre : like dove and serpentp. 280
Four U.S. martyrs : a journey of more than milesp. 285
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