Bread In The Wilderness by Thomas MertonBread In The Wilderness by Thomas Merton

Bread In The Wilderness

byThomas Merton

Paperback | April 1, 1997

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Bread in the Wilderness sets forth Merton's belief that "the Psalms acquire, for those who know how to enter into them, a surprising depth, a marvelous and inexhaustible actuality. They are bread, miraculously provided by Christ, to feed those who have followed Him into the wilderness." Merton's goal in this moving book is to help the reader enter into the Psalms: "The secret is placed in the hands of each Christian. It only needs to be discovered and fulfilled in our own lives." The new ND Classic edition of Bread in the Wilderness faithfully reproduces the beautiful, large-format original 1953 New Directions books, created by the celebrated designer Alvin Lustig and lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs of a remarkable medieval crucifix at Perpignan, France.
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained Father M. Louis in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and domestic issues of war and racism. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Mert...
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Title:Bread In The WildernessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.8 × 6.5 × 0.55 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:081121348X

ISBN - 13:9780811213486

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One of Father Thomas Merton's best books, movingly expounding on one of the most beautiful parts of the Bible, the Psalms, presented here as a facsimile reissue of the 1953 classic illustrated book, designed by Alvin Lustig.