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Ellsberg, Robert 1955-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 8,406 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Diaries  History  Art  Illustrations  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HN37.C3, B
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Most widely held works by Robert Ellsberg
By little and by little : the selected writings of Dorothy Day by Dorothy Day ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When she died in 1980, Dorothy Day was called "the most significant, interesting and influential person in the history of American Catholicism" (Commonweal), and "a non-violent social radical of luminous personality" (The New York Times). As co-founder in 1933 (with the French peasant philosopher Peter Maurin) of the Catholic Worker movement, and for almost fifty years editor and publisher of its newspaper, she applied the Gospels to a sweeping radical critique of our economic, social, and political system, and addressed the most urgent issues of our time: poverty, labor, justice, civil liberties, and disarmament. She saw the movement as an affirmation of life and sanity, and a way to "bring about the kind of society where it is easier to be good." The present volume is a selection of Dorothy Day's published work, spanning a period of over fifty years. Although the great majority of the pieces have been reprinted from The Catholic Worker, a number of other magazine articles are included, as well as selections from all her books. - Publisher
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. [The film tells how] one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, president and Supreme Court, a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War."
The duty of delight : the diaries of Dorothy Day by Dorothy Day ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called "the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism". For almost fifty years, through her tireless service of the poor and her courageous witness for peace, she offered an extraordinary example of the gospel in action. Now the publication of her diaries offers a uniquely intimate portrait of her daily struggles and concerns
Thich Nhat Hanh : essential writings by Nhất Hạnh ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawn from more than twenty of his books, these are the essential writings of one of the most beloved and influential spiritual figures of our day."--BOOK JACKET
All saints : daily reflections on saints, prophets, and witnesses for our time by Robert Ellsberg ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flannery O'Connor : spiritual writings by Flannery O'Connor ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flannery O'Connor is widely regarded as one of the great American writers of the twentieth century. Only in 1979, however, with the publication of her collected letters could the public fully see the depth of her personal faith and her wisdom as a spiritual guide. Drawing from all her works this anthology highlights O'Connor's distinctive voice as a spiritual writer, covering such topics as Christian Realism, the Church, the relation between faith and art, sin and grace, and the role of suffering in the life of a Christian. This volume also includes the complete text of O'Connor's short story, Revelation
The saints' guide to happiness by Robert Ellsberg ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on the lives and wisdom of the saints to explain how readers can find true happiness in meaningful work, enduring love, personal growth, friendship, fitness, and understanding the significance of life
Hearts on fire : the story of the Maryknoll Sisters by Penny Lernoux ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her final book, acclaimed journalist Penny Lernoux takes up the inspiring story of the Maryknoll Sisters. In a popular, fast-moving style, she recounts the history of an extraordinary community of women religious and their efforts - over 75 years - to remain faithful both to the gospel and to the signs of the times. Hearts on Fire offers a moving and exciting window on a critical century in the history of the American Catholic church. Through the voices of the Sisters themselves, Lernoux draws an inspiring and moving portrait of a community in constant transition and shows how - in their process of growth and conversion - they left their indelible mark on the church and the world. The Maryknoll Sisters were the first congregation of American Catholic women to serve abroad as missioners. Beginning with the founding of the Congregation in 1912, Lernoux offers a moving portrait of the early pioneers and of their founding leader, Mollie Rogers, who, as Mother Mary Joseph, instilled in her Sisters a spirit of individuality, heroic charity, and "the saving grace of a sense of humor." From their origins as "secretaries" to the Maryknoll Fathers, the Sisters finally won permission to go overseas in mission. In China, they defied the conventional image of nuns; instead of simply operating hospitals and orphanages, they also went out two-by-two in the countryside to spread the gospel. Facing floods, pirates, and civil wars, the Sisters spread their work throughout Asia and other parts of the world. They survived the harrowing ordeal of imprisonment in Japanese prison camps during World War II, only to face further persecution in China after the Communist Revolution. By the 1950's, as a result of these sufferings, the Maryknoll Sisters were revered symbols of the American way of life, their Mother General featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Many Sisters accepted the anticommunist politics of the time, with little thought of questioning the impact of American policies overseas. This was to change dramatically in the years to come. The early Maryknollers saw their task as converting "heathens" in "pagan lands." But with Vatican II and their own experience among the poor, the Sisters' understanding of mission steadily evolved. External changes, like giving up the religious habit, reflected deeper changes in consciousness. The emphasis now was on witnessing to the Reign of God, accompanying the poor in their journey of faith, and struggling at the grassroots to make the gospel more visible in the world. In the 1970's, a new phrase, "the option for the poor," began to define the Sisters' mission vision. Maryknoll Sisters around the world began to describe their work in terms of solidarity with the oppressed, linking their witness to the gospel with the struggle for justice and liberation. For some, like Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, murdered in El Salvador in 1980, this meant accepting "the same fate as the poor." The death of these Sisters along with two other churchwomen helped galvanize protests of U.S. policies in Central America and elsewhere. It also prompted a backlash on the part of the Reagan administration and its supporters, who accused the Sisters of abandoning the gospel in favor of Marxist revolution. Hearts on Fire concludes with an overview of the Maryknoll Sisters today - a smaller, older and more culturally diverse Congregation. With reduced and aging numbers, the Congregation faces an uncertain future. But they face the future unbowed and unafraid, guided by the vision of their founders, the experience of the past, and their confidence in the Holy Spirit
Dorothy Day, selected writings : By little and by little by Dorothy Day ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blessed among all women : women saints, prophets, and witnesses for our time by Robert Ellsberg ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes among many others Sarah and Angelina Grimke
Works of mercy by Fritz Eichenberg ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gandhi on Christianity by Gandhi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the way to heaven : the selected letters of Dorothy Day by Dorothy Day ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The publication of the letters of Dorothy Day is a significant event in the history of Christian spirituality." 'Jim Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism. Now the publication of her letters, previously sealed for 25 years after her death and meticulously selected by Robert Ellsberg, reveals an extraordinary look at her daily struggles, her hopes, and her unwavering faith. This volume, which extends from the early 1920s until the time of her death in 1980, offers a fascinating chronicle of her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vatican II, Vietnam, and the protests of the 1960s and '70s, she corresponded with a wide range of friends, colleagues, family members, and well-known figures such as Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, Cesar ChAvez, Allen Ginsberg, Katherine Anne Porter, and Francis Cardinal Spellman, shedding light on the deepest yearnings of her heart. At the same time, the first publication of her early love letters to Forster Batterham highlight her humanity and poignantly dramatize the sacrifices that underlay her vocation. "These letters are life-, work-, and faith-affirming." 'National Catholic Reporter
The Logic of solidarity : commentaries on Pope John Paul II's encyclical On social concern ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles de Foucauld : writings by Charles de Foucauld ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Carlo Carretto ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A penny a copy; readings from the Catholic worker by Thomas C Cornell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern spiritual masters : writings on contemplation and compassion ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same lime stressing the importance of prayer and silence as the foundation for service and activism. Balancing contemplation and compassion, these figures - including some of the world's best-known spiritual writers - represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time."--Jacket
Todos los santos : reflexiones diarias sobre santos, profetas y testigos de nuestro tiempo by Robert Ellsberg ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La guía de los santos para ser feliz : sabiduría cotidiana de la vida de los santos by Robert Ellsberg ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers practical advice to attaining personal and professional growth and success through a series of lessons that draws on the lives and wisdom of the saints
 
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