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Why we live in community

Author: Eberhard Arnold; Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York : Plough Pub. House, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd English edView all editions and formats
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In this time-honored manifesto, Arnold and Merton add their voices to the vital discussion of what real community is all about: love, joy, unity, and the great adventure of faith shared with others  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eberhard Arnold; Thomas Merton
ISBN: 0874860687 9780874860689
OCLC Number: 32510245
Notes: "Why we live in community is a translation of Warum wir in Gemeinschaft leben, an essay published in Eberhard Arnold's journal Die Wegwarte I:10/11 (October/November 1925) and again in III:8/9 (May/June 1927), in Sannerz, Germany"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 73 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Eberhard Arnold : why we live in community --
Why Community? --
Faith is our basis --
Community answers the social-political question --
Community is the answer of faith --
Community through the history of the church --
Life in community means life in the Spirit --
The symbolism of community --
Community is a sign of the coming kingdom --
Community is a call to love and unity --
Community means sacrifice --
Community : an adventure of faith --
Part 2 : Thomas Merton : two interpretive talks --
Building community on God's love --
Community, politics, and contemplation --
Notes to Merton's talks.
Responsibility: Eberhard Arnold ; with two interpretive talks by Thomas Merton ; foreword by Basil Pennington.

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One of the most challenging statements on community that I have ever read. Its radical God-centeredness makes it not only very demanding, but also very inviting, comforting, and reassuring. -- Read more...

 
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