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Thomas Merton, a life in letters : the essential collection

Author: Thomas Merton; William H Shannon; Christine M Bochen
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Collects significant letters from the Trappist monk, civil rights activist, and writer, offering insight into his spirituality and his quest combine to Eastern philosophy with Western spirituality.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Thomas Merton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; William H Shannon; Christine M Bochen
ISBN: 9780061348327 0061348325
OCLC Number: 276930483
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 402 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A life in letters: in his own words --
Becoming and being a monk: reflections on the monastic life --
Living the writer's life: from manuscript to publication --
Speaking the truth: writing to fellow writers --
Seeking God in the ordinariness of life: Merton's contemplative spirituality --
Reading the signs of the times: Merton's critique of culture --
Networking for peace: the struggle against war and other forms of violence and oppression --
Keeping faith in times of change: Merton's reflections on the Catholic Church --
Seeking unity beyond difference: engaging in interreligious dialogue.
Responsibility: selected and edited by William H. Shannon and Christine M. Bochen.
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Collects significant letters from the Trappist monk, civil rights activist, and writer, offering insight into his spirituality and his quest combine to Eastern philosophy with Western spirituality.

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