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Thomas Merton on mysticism

Author: Raymond Bailey
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975.
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Bailey, Raymond, 1938-
Thomas Merton on mysticism.
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975
(OCoLC)767542712
Named Person: Thomas Merton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Bailey
ISBN: 0385071736 9780385071734
OCLC Number: 5890908
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville.
Description: 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
I. INTRODUCTION. Mysticism --
A historical approach --
II. BIRTH TO BIRTH: THE FIRST TWENTY-SIX YEARS. Early life --
The road to conversion --
A prodigious child of faith --
Blake, mystical poet --
Merton, poet-mystic --
The school of the world --
III. THE DESERT. The monastic vocation --
Catharsis --
The search of self --
Understanding God --
Sacrament and liturgy --
A third of the journey --
IV. WORLD INTO SILENCE. The ascent to truth --
The via negationis --
Faith and reason --
Infused contemplation --
The city of God and the city of man --
Sanctification of the ordinary --
A Christian personalism --
Interior solitude --
Illumination --
V. THE DESERT OF THE HEART. Merton's view of the world from the desert: the city of man ; racism and a Christian conscience ; the Christian and nonviolence --
Personalism, the Christian humanism of Thomas Merton --
"The inner experience": the human dilemma ; called to contemplation ; Christology ; West meets East ; speaking the unspeakable --
The turn in the road --
VI. THE UNFINISHED JOURNEY. Freedom, love, union --
The witness of his life --
Index.
Responsibility: Raymond Bailey.

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