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The root of war is fear : Thomas Merton's advice to peacemakers

Author: Jim Forest
Publisher: Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who died in 1968, is one of the most influential religious figures of modern times. Yet many readers remain unaware of his deep preoccupation with the theme of peace from his early stance as a conscientious objector to his prophetic writings on nuclear war and nonviolence. Drawing in large part on the letters Jim Forest received from Merton, this book offers spiritual encouragement  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Forest, Jim (James H.).
Root of war is fear.
Maryknoll : Orbis Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016015107
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton; Jim Forest; Jim Forest; Thomas Merton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Forest
ISBN: 9781626981973 1626981973
OCLC Number: 945729994
Description: xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Jonas in the belly of a paradox --
A book in a bus terminal --
Meeting Merton --
Merton's collision with censors --
Peace in the Post-Christian era --
Cold war letters --
Pacen in terris --
Building a catholic peace movement --
Founding the Catholic Peace Fellowship --
The spiritual roots of protest --
Burning draft cards, burning bodies --
A quiet voice at the Vatican Council --
Saying no to war, loving our enemies --
Face to face with Vietnam --
Blessed are the meek --
Joy and grief --
Letter to a young activist --
A square in a patchwork quilt --
The root of sin is fear
Responsibility: by Jim Forest.

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Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who died in 1968, is one of the most influential religious figures of modern times. Yet many readers remain unaware of his deep preoccupation with the theme of peace from his early stance as a conscientious objector to his prophetic writings on nuclear war and nonviolence. Drawing in large part on the letters Jim Forest received from Merton, this book offers spiritual encouragement and guidance for those engaged in efforts today to rid the world of war and violence.

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