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Seeds of Destruction

Seeds of Destruction

Thomas Merton

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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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LETTERS TO A WHITE LIBERAL
Introductory Note
These "Letters to a White Liberal" were written during the early summer of 1963 and revised in the fall of the same year. As they approach publication in book form, a few remarks are needed to situate...

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“Of all the words that have been written on race relations, those in this book seem the most powerful and unassailable” —Virginia Pasley, Newsday

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Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual of the twentieth century. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read thirty years after his untimely death in 1968.

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