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Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.

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Hidden Ground of Love

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.

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Seasons of Celebration

Thomas Merton

This work, originally inspired by the liturgical renewal brought on by Vatican II, contains Thomas Merton's meditations on the seasons of the liturgical year. He examines the words, songs, ceremonies,...

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Survival or Prophecy?

Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq; Edited by Brother Patrick Hart; Foreword by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland

Introduction by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland.Two monks in conversation about the meaning of life and the nature of solitude.Thomas Merton, the American Trappist monk who...

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A Vow of Conversation

Thomas Merton; Edited by Naomi Burton Stone

The journal kept by Merton during 1964 and 1965, containing his daily meditations during the crucial and difficult period in which the permission he had awaited so long -- to live alone in his...

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