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The Resource A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura, Eileen Markey

A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura, Eileen Markey

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A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura
Title
A radical faith
Title remainder
the assassination of Sister Maura
Statement of responsibility
Eileen Markey
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On a hot and dusty December day in 1980, the bodies of four American women-three of them Catholic nuns-were pulled from a hastily dug grave in a field outside San Salvador. They had been murdered two nights before by the US-trained El Salvadoran military. News of the killing shocked the American public and set off a decade of debate over Cold War policy in Latin America. The women themselves became symbols and martyrs, shorn of context and background. In A Radical Faith, journalist Eileen Markey breathes life back into one of these women, Sister Maura Clarke. Who was this woman in the dirt? What led her to this vicious death so far from home? Maura was raised in a tight-knit Irish immigrant community in Queens, New York, during World War II. She became a missionary as a means to a life outside her small, orderly world and by the 1970s was organizing and marching for liberation alongside the poor of Nicaragua and El Salvador. Maura's story offers a window into the evolution of postwar Catholicism: from an inward-looking, protective institution in the 1950s to a community of people grappling with what it meant to live with purpose in a shockingly violent world. At its heart, A Radical Faith is an intimate portrait of one woman's spiritual and political transformation and her courageous devotion to justice" --
Summary
An investigative journalist - drawing on interviews, letters and declassified government documents - provides an up-close account of what a faith that does justice looks like as she explores the full and complex life of Sister Maura Clarke, one of the four American women raped and murdered by the U.S.-trained military of El Salvador in 1980
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From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
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10541058
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DLC
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Markey, Eileen
Dewey number
  • 266/.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Clarke, Maura
  • Maryknoll Sisters
  • Maryknoll Sisters
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • Clarke, Maura
  • Maryknoll Sisters
  • Missionaries
  • Latin America
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the assassination of Sister Maura
Label
A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura, Eileen Markey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) 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
Contents
Four dead in El Salvador -- Between city and sea -- Into the silence: novitiate -- The Bronx is mission territory -- Siuna: away in jungle -- A changing mission -- Into Managua -- The convent is in the street -- Mission to the United States -- Into the darkness -- In the valley of death -- Epilogue: A terrible beauty
Control code
ocn945232233
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 320 pages
Isbn
9781568585734
Lccn
2016027763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026705137
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945232233
Label
A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura, Eileen Markey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-305) 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
Contents
Four dead in El Salvador -- Between city and sea -- Into the silence: novitiate -- The Bronx is mission territory -- Siuna: away in jungle -- A changing mission -- Into Managua -- The convent is in the street -- Mission to the United States -- Into the darkness -- In the valley of death -- Epilogue: A terrible beauty
Control code
ocn945232233
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 320 pages
Isbn
9781568585734
Lccn
2016027763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026705137
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945232233

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