Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
or
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

A Life Poured Out: Pierre Claverie of Algeria [Paperback]

Jean-Jacques Perennes , Phyllis Jestice , Matthew Sherry

Price: CDN$ 32.71 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Monday, August 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.
Save Up to 90% on Textbooks
Hit the books in Amazon.ca's Textbook Store and save up to 90% on used textbooks and 35% on new textbooks. Learn more.
Join Amazon Student in Canada


Book Description

July 20 2007 1570757062 978-1570757068
The killing of Dominican Pierre Claverie, the bishop of Oran, and his young Muslim assistant, on August 1, 1996, was both a symbol and the epitome of the mayhem that had gripped Algeria for several years. For Claverie, it was the culmination of a remarkable and courageous journey of faith. Nothing in his origins as a French pied-noir, born in Algeria in 1938, would have indicated his eventual emergence as a leading figure in his country's search for a peaceful future. In laying down his life for the cause of reconciliation and peace among religions, he belongs in the company of Archbishop Romero, Martin Luther King, and other great witnesses of our time.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Orbis Books (July 20 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570757062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570757068
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,013,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Jean-Jacques Perennes a Dominican trained as an economist specialising in development, lived and worked for 10 years with Bishop Claverie in Algeria. Subsequently he was assigned to the general administration of the Order of Preachers and is now general secretary of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
Pierre Claverie was born in Algiers on May 8, 1938, to a family of pieds-noirs, French people who had lived in Algeria for several generations. Read the first page
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.ca
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Witnessing a dialog of religions and cultures Dec 6 2007
By Fr. Xavier Nacke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I am about 3/4 way throught this book. I have found it to be an encouragement to patiently dialog with "the other." "The other" are those people, religions, cultures, which we have grown up unfamiliar with. The resulting ignorance leads to prejudice which in turn can lead to violence, etc. The central figure of this book, Bishop Pierre Claverie, a Dominican friar who was made a bishop in the 1980s in Algeria, exemplifies this dialog. His willingness to honestly encounter "the other" - in this case, the Islamic people - was a willingness unto death!

Look for similar items by category


Feedback