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Merton & Sufism : the untold story : a complete compendium

Author: Thomas Merton; Rob Baker; Gray Henry
Publisher: Louisville, KY : Fons Vitae, ©1999.
Series: Fons vitae Thomas Merton series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Merton understood the essence of the world' great spiritual traditions and explains than in ways all spiritual seekers can understand. This most comprehensive collection is comprised of essays by scholars such as Sidney Griffith, Merton's own Sufi poems, books reviews of Sufi texts, edited transcriptions of his lectures on Sufism given to the Trappist novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and a selections of works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Rob Baker; Gray Henry
ISBN: 1887752072 9781887752077
OCLC Number: 43724535
Notes: Includes Merton's own Sufi poems, book reviews, related lectures, and a selection of works from which he drew inspiration.
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface: What attracted Merton to Sufism / Seyyed Hossein Nasr --
Dramatis personae --
Introduction: Sufism: name and reality / William C. Chittick --
Merton's reflections on Sufism / Burton B. Thurston --
Thomas Merton's interest in Islam: the example of Dhikr / Bonnie Thurston --
Merton, Massignon, and the challenge of Islam / Sidney H. Griffith --
A treatise on the heart / Muhammad ibn 'Ali al-Hakîm al-Tirmidhî, translated by Nicholas Heer --
Islamic themes in Merton's poetry / Erlinda G. Paguio --
"As one spiritual man to another": the Merton-Abdul Aziz correspondence / Sidney H. Griffith --
Merton's Sufi lectures to Cistercian novices, 1966-68 / Bernadette Dieker --
Thomas Merton and a Sufi saint / Gray Henry --
The visit of Sidi Abdeslam to Gethsemani / Nicole Abadie [Khadidja Benaissa] --
Merton, Marco Pallis and the Traditionalists / Rob Baker --
Final integration: toward a "Monastic Therapy" / Thomas Merton.
Series Title: Fons vitae Thomas Merton series, 1.
Other Titles: Merton and Sufism
Responsibility: edited by Rob Baker and Gray Henry.
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Merton understood the essence of the world' great spiritual traditions and explains than in ways all spiritual seekers can understand. This most comprehensive collection is comprised of essays by scholars such as Sidney Griffith, Merton's own Sufi poems, books reviews of Sufi texts, edited transcriptions of his lectures on Sufism given to the Trappist novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and a selections of works from which he drew particular inspiration. Also included is Merton's famous correspondence with Abdul Aziz and Marco Pallis and a photo essay depicting similarities among Sufi and Christian practices. In addition to scholarly articles, this volume includes Merton's own Sufi poems, insightful book reviews, transcriptions from his related lectures, and a selection of works from which he drew particular inspiration, including the work of Al-Tirmidhi (d.932), which uses fascinating metaphors elucidate the difference between the Breast, Heart, Inner Heart, and the Intellect.

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