Thoughts On The East by Thomas MertonThoughts On The East by Thomas Merton

Thoughts On The East

byThomas Merton

Paperback | May 2, 1995

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Unified by Merton’s belief that East and West share “a unity of outlook and purpose, a common spiritual climate,” this eclectic selection also offers a fascinating introduction by the late George Woodcock, author of the acclaimed critical study, Thomas Merton: Monk and Poet.
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:Thoughts On The EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7 × 4.75 × 0.25 inPublished:May 2, 1995Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0811212939

ISBN - 13:9780811212939

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An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton's essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him - Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism. Unified by Merton's belief that East and West share "a unity of outlook and purpose, a common spiritual climate", this eclectic selection also offers a fascinating introduction by the late George Woodcock, author of the acclaimed critical study, Thomas Merton: Monk and Poet.