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Thomas Merton : an introduction

Author: William H Shannon
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : St. Anthony Messenger Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"He was something of a legendary figure among the old boys of his generation and he was clearly something of a rebel." That description of Thomas Merton by his English headmaster influenced this captivating introductory look at the monk-writer and his works. Merton scholar William H. Shannon presents Merton's life story "to suggest that this mid-twentieth-century writer can speak meaningfully to women and men now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William H Shannon
ISBN: 0867167106 9780867167108
OCLC Number: 61115434
Notes: Revised edition of: Something of a rebel.
Description: xiv, 199 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 22 cm
Responsibility: William H. Shannon.
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"He was something of a legendary figure among the old boys of his generation and he was clearly something of a rebel." That description of Thomas Merton by his English headmaster influenced this captivating introductory look at the monk-writer and his works. Merton scholar William H. Shannon presents Merton's life story "to suggest that this mid-twentieth-century writer can speak meaningfully to women and men now several years into a new century, to developsome of the themes that make their way through his writings, and to suggest a possible order for reading his books as one enters into the huge library of Mertoniana.

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