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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Shannon, William Henry, 1917-
New York : Crossroad, 1992
|Named Person:||Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Henry Shannon
|Description:||xvi, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Thomas Merton's gifts --
The French years, 1925-1928 --
Oakham school, 1929-1932 --
Clare college, Cambridge, 1933-1934 --
Columbia university, 1935-1940 --
St. Bonaventure university, 1940-1941 --
Gethsemani: the gift of writing --
Gethsemani: the gift of the monastic vocation --
Gethsemani: the gift of faith --
Return to the world, 1958 --
The year of the cold war letters, October 1961-October 1962 --
The struggle for racial equality --
Monastic renewal --
Religions of the world --
Thomas Merton, a free spirit.
|Responsibility:||William H. Shannon.|
thoroughly chronicles his outer journey, telling the story in terms of the significant events and experiences that shaped his spiritual path. It sheds new light on the principal themes that Merton developed as a writer and teacher, from the renewal of monastic life to the poetry of Latin America, from the demands of interracial justice to the teachings of the Sufi masters. As the author puts it, "This book attempts to look at the inner journey which alone gives meaning.
to the exterior one. I want to put the picture in the frame." More than any other book on Thomas Merton, Silent Lamp achieves that goal.