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Contemplation in a world of action

Author: Thomas Merton; Jean Leclercq
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1971.
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Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Contemplation in a world of action.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1971
(OCoLC)654816289
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Jean Leclercq
OCLC Number: 127701
Description: xxii, 384 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Monastic Renewal. Problems and prospects --
Vocation and modern thought --
The identity crisis --
Dialogue and renewal --
Renewal and discipline --
The place of obedience --
Openness and cloister --
Is the world a problem? --
Contemplation in a world of action --
The contemplative and the atheist --
Ecumenism and renewal --
The need for a new education --
Final integration: toward a "monastic therapy" --
Appendices: Notes on the future of monasticism; The monk today --
2. The Case for eremitism. Christian solitude --
The cell --
Franciscan eremitism --
The spiritual father in the desert tradition --
The case for a renewal of eremitism in the monastic state --
3. Contemplative Life. Is the contemplative life finished?
Responsibility: Thomas Merton ; introduction by Jean Leclercq.

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