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Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters: The Essential Collection

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was one of the most influential spiritual writers of modern times. A Trappist monk, peace and civil rights activist, and widely-praised literary figure, Merton was renowned for his pioneering work in contemplative spirituality, his quest to understand Eastern thought and integrate it with Western spirituality, and his firm belief in Christian activism. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, is the defining spiritual memoir of its time, selling over one million copies and translating into over fifteen languages.

Merton was also one of the most prolific and provocative letter writers of the twentieth century. His letters (those written both by him and to him), archived at the Thomas Merton Studies Center at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, number more than ten thousand. For Merton, letters were not just a vehicle for exchanging information, but his primary means for initiating, maintaining, and deepening relationships. Letter-writing was a personal act of self-revelation and communication. His letters offer a unique lens through which we relive the spiritual and social upheavals of the twentieth century, while offering wisdom that is still relevant for our world today.

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This collection of Thomas Merton's letters, now in a single beautiful hardcover volume, offers a glimpse into one of the most compelling religious figures of the 20th century.

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Merton's works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best known for his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061348327
Subtitle:
The Essential Collection
Author:
Merton, Thomas
Editor:
Bochen, Christine M.
Editor:
Shannon, William H.
Author:
Oliver, Lauren
Author:
by Thomas Merton
Author:
Acedera, Kei
Author:
Brown, Margaret Wise
Author:
Shannon, William H.
Author:
Mortimer, Anne
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
Subject:
Christian Life - Inspirational - Catholic
Subject:
Trappists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Merton, Thomas
Subject:
Trappists - United States
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20081007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.29 in 22.4 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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