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Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and author, remains one of the most influential spiritual guides of the twentieth century. This volume includes a broad range of Merton's best writings, including his letters, and highlights his threefold call to prayer, compassion, and unity.

- Publisher Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and author, remains one of the most influential spiritual guides of the twentieth century. This work contains a selection of his best writings.

- Publisher Selected and introduced by a leading scholar, here are key writings of one of the 20th century's most admired spiritual writers, Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Merton's work reflects a living encounter with the tradition of Christian wisdom as well engagement with the burning questions of our world: peace, the quest for meaning in the face of absurdity.

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Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and author, remains one of the most influential spiritual guides of the twentieth century. This volume includes a broad range of Merton's best writings, including his letters, and highlights his threefold call to prayer, compassion, and unity.
- Publisher

Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and author, remains one of the most influential spiritual guides of the twentieth century. This work contains a selection of his best writings.
- Publisher

Selected and introduced by a leading scholar, here are key writings of one of the 20th century's most admired spiritual writers, Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Merton's work reflects a living encounter with the tradition of Christian wisdom as well engagement with the burning questions of our world: peace, the quest for meaning in the face of absurdity.
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Thomas Merton

Born in France, Thomas Merton was the son of an American artist and poet and her New Zealander husband, a painter. Merton lost both parents before he had finished high school, and his younger brother was killed in World War II. Something of the ephemeral character of human endeavor marked all his works, deepening the pathos of his writings and drawing him close to Eastern, especially Buddhist, forms of monasticism. After an initial education in the United States, France, and England, he entered Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, where he remained until a short time before his death.

His working life was spent as a Trappist monk. At Gethsemani, he wrote his famous autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (1948); there he labored and prayed through the days and years of a constant regimen that began with daily prayer at 2:00 a.m. As his contemplative life developed, he still maintained contact with the outside world, his many books and articles increasing steadily as the years went by. Reading them, it is hard to think of him as only a "guilty bystander," to use the title of one of his many collections of essays. He was vehement in his opposition to the Vietnam War, to the nuclear arms race, to racial oppression. Having received permission to leave his monastery, he went on a journey to confer with mystics of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. He was accidentally electrocuted in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 10, 1968.

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  • Catalogue Code 211403
  • Product Code 1570753318
  • EAN 9781570753312
  • Pages 144
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Orbis
  • Publication Date Jan 2000
  • Dimensions 216 x 137 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.295kg

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