New Seeds of Contemplation

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Shambhala Publications, 2003 - Religion - 303 pages
29 Reviews
In print for more than forty years, New Seeds of Contemplation has served as a guide to the contemplative life for several generations of spiritual seekers. The word contemplation is itself somewhat problematical, according to Thomas Merton: "It can become almost a magic word, or if not magic, then 'inspirational,' which is almost as bad." In this modern Christian classic, Merton reveals contemplation to be nothing other than "life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive." The thirty-nine short "seeds" that make up this book are intended to awaken and cultivate the contemplative, mystical dimension of the spiritual path for everyone. New Seeds of Contemplation is a revised and expanded version of Merton's earlier book Seeds of Contemplation.
 

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User Review  - Christopher Floss - Goodreads

The small chapters of this book contain deep insights into Merton's spirituality. These individual writings were the fruit of Merton's prayer while he was living in the hermitage on the grounds of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

I very much enjoyed this book. It is a challenging read; primarily due to the difficulty (if not impossibility) of describing what connection with God is like. Despite this, it provides glimpses and ... Read full review

Contents

III
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IV
7
V
16
VI
23
VII
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VIII
39
IX
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X
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XXVII
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XXIX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLIII
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XLIV
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The Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) remains one of the great spiritual figures of our time. He expressed his inner contemplations through his extensive written works, including poetry, letters and journals. His writings commonly deal with issues of social justice and spirituality.

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