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Thomas Merton wrote The Silent Life a decade after he took orders. In his Prologue, Merton describes the book as "a meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life on the inside . . . who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old." It is a remarkable work-one that combines a lucid and informative description of the nature and forms of monasticism, communal and solitary, with a passionate defense of the contemplative's quest for God. The intense beauty of Merton's meditation, radiating from beneath its surface calm, makes The Silent Life a classic of its kind.

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Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374512811
Author:
Merton, Thomas
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Monasticism
Subject:
Monastic and religious life
Subject:
Monasticism and religious orders
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.449 in

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