A Thomas Merton Reader

byThomas MertonIntroduction byM. Scott Peck

August 13, 1974|
A Thomas Merton Reader by Thomas Merton
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A Thomas Merton Reader provides a complete view of Merton, in all his aspects: contemplative, spiritual writer, poet, peacemaker, and social critic. In this closely knit volume are significant selections not only from his major works but from some lesser-known, yet equally valuable, writings as well. Presented here is a living Thomas Merton, expounding through prose and poetry on an abundance of important themes -- war, love, peace, Eastern thought and spirituality, monastic life, art, contemplation, and solitude.

M. Scott Peck puts the writings included here into the context of Merton's life.

Thomas Merton (1915-68), Trappist monk, author, and peace activist, came to international prominence at a young age with his classic autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Over the rest of his life he wrote prolifically on a vast range of topics, including prayer, interior growth, social responsibility, violence, and war. Toward the...
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Title:A Thomas Merton Reader
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:528 pages, 8.25 X 5.41 X 1.07 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 8.25 X 5.41 X 1.07 in
Published:August 13, 1974
Publisher:The Crown Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385032926

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