Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
In this series of notes, opinions, experiences, and reflections, Thomas Merton examines some of the most urgent questions of our age. With his characteristic forcefulness and candor, he brings the reader face-to-face with such provocative and controversial issues as the “death of God,” politics, modern life and values, and racial strife–issues that are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander is Merton at his best–detached but not unpassionate, humorous yet sensitive, at all times alive and searching, with a gift for language which has made him one of the most widely read and influential spiritual writers of our time.
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Review: Conjectures of a Guilty BystanderUser Review - Frank Hoppe - Goodreads
Not sure I'll make it to the end of this. So far, his insights haven't aged well over the years since this was written. Update: I made it through the first 100 pages, but I'm done. For a "liberal," he ... Read full review
Review: Conjectures of a Guilty BystanderUser Review - Jaret - Goodreads
Really great Lenten read. Some reflections were out of this world good, some I probably would have liked if I knew the different philosophers or theologians he was referring to. Highly recommend it. Read full review