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The Resource The bread of the strong : Lacouturisme and the folly of the Cross, 1910-1985, Jack Lee Downey

The bread of the strong : Lacouturisme and the folly of the Cross, 1910-1985, Jack Lee Downey

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The bread of the strong : Lacouturisme and the folly of the Cross, 1910-1985
Title
The bread of the strong
Title remainder
Lacouturisme and the folly of the Cross, 1910-1985
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Jack Lee Downey
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eng
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  • "Contributing to the ongoing excavation of the spiritual lifeworld of Dorothy Day-"the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism"-The Bread of the Strong offers compelling new insight into the history of the Catholic Worker movement, including the cross-pollination between American and Quebecois Catholicism and discourse about Christian antimodernism and radicalism. The considerable perseverance in the heroic Christian maximalism that became the hallmark of the Catholic Worker's personalism owes a great debt to the influence of Lacouturisme, largely under the stewardship of John Hugo, along with Peter Maurin and myriad other critical interventions in Day's spiritual development. Day made the retreat regularly for some thirty-five years and promoted it vigorously both in person and publicly in the pages of The Catholic Worker. Exploring the influence of the controversial North American revivalist movement on the spiritual formation of Dorothy Day, author Jack Lee Downey investigates the extremist intersection between Roman Catholic contemplative tradition and modern political radicalism. Well grounded in an abundance of lesser-known primary sources, including unpublished letters, retreat notes, privately published and long-out-of-print archival material, and the French-language papers of Fr. Lacouture, The Bread of the Strong opens up an entirely new arena of scholarship on the transnational lineages of American Catholic social justice activism. Downey also reveals riveting new insights into the movement's founder and namesake, Quebecois Jesuit Onesime Lacouture. Downey also frames a more reciprocal depiction of Day and Hugo's relationship and influence, including the importance of Day's evangelical pacifism on Hugo, particularly in shaping his understanding of conscientious objection and Christian antiwar work, and how Hugo's ascetical theology animated Day's interior life and spiritually sustained her apostolate. A fascinating investigation into the retreat movement Day loved so dearly, and which she claimed was integral to her spiritual formation, The Bread of the Strong explores the relationship between contemplative theology, asceticism, and radical activism. More than a study of Lacouture, Hugo, and Day, this fresh look at Dorothy Day and the complexities and challenges of her spiritual and social expression presents an outward exploration of the early- to mid-twentieth century dilemmas facing second- and third-generation American Catholics"--
  • "The Bread of the Strong investigates the origins, development, and migration of a Roman Catholic retreat movement founded by Onésime Lacouture, SJ. Although suppressed in its original host region of Québec, it migrated to the United States, thanks largely to John Hugo's advocacy, and critically influenced Dorothy Day's spiritual development"--
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Downey, Jack Lee,
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Catholic practice in North America
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  • Day, Dorothy
  • Lacouture, Onésime
  • Hugo, John
  • Catholic Church
  • Pacifism
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Worker Movement
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
  • RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
  • United States
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The bread of the strong : Lacouturisme and the folly of the Cross, 1910-1985, Jack Lee Downey
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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892895277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780823265435
Lccn
2015002944
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)892895277
Label
The bread of the strong : Lacouturisme and the folly of the Cross, 1910-1985, Jack Lee Downey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
892895277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 266 pages
Isbn
9780823265435
Lccn
2015002944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892895277

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