The Springs of Contemplation
A Retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani
Author: Thomas Merton
In the Sixties, Merton invited a group of contemplative women -- cut off by inflexible rules from any analysis of important movements in the Church and the world -- to make a retreat with him at his abbey in Kentucky. What he and they said on such themes as "Zen, a Way of Living Life Directly," "Prophetic Choices," and "The Feminine Mystique," is the text of this book.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In The News
“Merton's warmth and humor, his full understanding of the limitations of gender-based stereotypes and his inductive approach to teaching are hallmarks of these dialogues that remain widely relevant.” —Publishers Weekly
“This volume reveals Merton in such an accessible, conversational way.” —Library Journal