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TMPS 7170 Dorothy Day: A Revolution from the Heart (Summer: 1 )


Course Description

This course will examine the life and message of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), exploring the literary, political, and spiritual sources that influenced her as well as her ongoing legacy in the church. Drawing on her published writings, we will consider her prophetic response to war and injustice, and the spirituality that underlay her witness. In light of her proposed canonization, we will also examine her invention of a new model of holiness for our time, and consider her significance for contemporary movements in the church, particularly in the era of Pope Francis.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Robert Ellsburg

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course meets July 10-13, (Monday-Thursday) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Note: Given the brevity of these courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage: http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/summer/summercourses.html for more information.


Last Updated: 31-Mar-17