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The hidden ground of love : the letters of Thomas Merton on religious experience and social concerns

Author: Thomas Merton; William Henry Shannon
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evelyn Waugh, at the start of Thomas Merton's monastic career, advised him to "write serious letters", and also urged him to make an art of it. This advice flowered in the sixties, especially after his monastic superiors ordered him to cease publishing anything on war and peace. "Monk concerned with peace. Bad image", Merton seethed in a letter, and launched his series of privately circulated mimeographed "Cold War  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; William Henry Shannon
ISBN: 0374169950 9780374169954 9780201065985 0201065983
OCLC Number: 11518259
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 669 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Anglicanism --
Buddhism --
Christian Culture --
Democratic Institutions --
Hinduism --
Judaism --
Mysticism, scientific study of --
Orthodox Christianity --
Pacifism (also non-violence nuclear war, Vietnam War, peace movement, ect.) --
Protestantism --
Public Figures --
Racial Issues --
Roman Catholicism --
Shakers --
Sufism --
Taoism --
Zen.
Responsibility: selected and edited by William H. Shannon.

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Evelyn Waugh, at the start of Thomas Merton's monastic career, advised him to "write serious letters", and also urged him to make an art of it. This advice flowered in the sixties, especially after his monastic superiors ordered him to cease publishing anything on war and peace. "Monk concerned with peace. Bad image", Merton seethed in a letter, and launched his series of privately circulated mimeographed "Cold War Letters", one-third of which are published for the first time in this book. The Hidden Ground of Love is a rich collection of Merton's letters in a period of his greatest concern about religion's seeming powerlessness against global violence and nuclear war. Though the book concentrates primarily on the last decade of his 27 years as a Trappist, it opens with a few early letters to Catherine Doherty before he became a monk. His extraordinary growth as a mystic and religious thinker, deeply concerned about the materialistic world's drift toward the abyss, is revealed in these pages.

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