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User Review  - LTW - LibraryThing

He calls himself a "bystander" relating to his aloofness as a monk. He calls himself "guilty" in relation to not living up to his responsibility for the outside world. As a monk, he calls himself a ... Read full review

Review: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

User 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

Review: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

I wish I had read more Merton before attempting this one. The sections are small and very manageable, but that force a lot of breaks which inhibits the flow of the work. Read full review

Review: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

User Review  - John - Goodreads

The themes are varied - but most of the entries (probably taken from his journals)are efforts of Thomas Merton to explore the relation of faith and the world. He treats (and, at times, struggles with ... Read full review

Review: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

I won this book from GoodReads. This book is a collection of short stories, reflections on life, essays, and quotes. It reads like a reference book, and it even has an index. I read this book ... Read full review

Review: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

Merton was such a surprising monk -- cranky, earthy, impatient, but funny too, with a sharp and warm sense of humor. Even a monastery was too crowded and busy for him. The personality makes the ... Read full review

Review: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

This book is incredible. A truly independent mind working through some of the most difficult questions of modernity. Read full review


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