Thomas Merton: Contemplative Critic

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Liguori Publications, 1991 - Religion - 158 pages
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In this unique meditation on the life and writings of Thomas Merton we have a rich sampler of Merton's words on the spiritual life. The author has discovered the sources of Merton's inspiration and connects these to the monk's own vision that is crystallized in prayer and contemplation. It is his hope that these short chapters "will lead to an attentive meditation of Merton's own writings and to a continuing search for a contemplative foundation of our own fragmented lives." [Introduction].

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About the author (1991)

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

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