Dancing In The Water Of Life by Thomas Merton

Dancing In The Water Of Life

byThomas Merton

Paperback | June 23, 1998

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The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careening development of political and social activism – Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam war, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Volume 5 chronicles the approach of Merton’s fiftieth birthday and marks his move to Mount Olivet, his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where he was finally able to fully embrace the joys and challenges of solitary life: ‘In the hermitage, one must pray of go to seed. The pretense of prayer will not suffice. Just sitting will not suffice . . . Solitude puts you with your back to the wall (or your face to it!), and this is good’ (13 October, 1964).

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Merton's works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best known for his autobiography,The Seven Storey MountainandNew Seeds of Contemplation.
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Title:Dancing In The Water Of LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:June 23, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:006065483X

ISBN - 13:9780060654832

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In this fifth volume of the acclaimed journals of Thomas Merton, the renowned monk and writer immerses himself in the revolutionary ideas of the '60s and begins to live full-time at his Gethsemani hermitage.