Contemplation in a World of Action

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University of Notre Dame Press, 1998 - Religion - 266 pages
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The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Thomas Merton lays a foundation for personal growth, and transformation through fidelity to "our own truth and inner being". Merton's main focus is our desire and need to attain "a fully human and personal identity".

This classic appears in a newly restored and corrected edition and is the inaugural volume of Gethsemani Studies, a series of books that explores, through the twin perspectives of psychology and religion, the dynamics and depths of being fully human.

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I took this book with me when I stayed in the Trappest monestary my senior year. As always, Merton is a beautiful, thought-provoking essayist. Read full review

Contents

ONE Renewal of Life in the Monastic Milieu I Problems and Prospects
5
Vocation and Modern Thought
28
The Identity Crisis
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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani for twenty-seven years, serving as Novice Master for over a decade.

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