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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Sep 1, 1976 - Religion - 384 pages

Thomas Merton (1915-68) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim.

 

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Essays covers the roots of the Carmelite order, current (1960) political issues, "The Pasternak Affair," "Philosophy of Solitude." Read full review

Contents

Title Page
THE PASTERNAK AFFAIR
MOUNT ATHOS
THE SPIRITUALITY OF SINAI SAINT JOHN
THE POWER AND MEANING OF LOVE
CHRISTIANITY AND TOTALITARIANISM
BL PAUL
NOTES FOR A PHILOSOPHY OF SOLITUDE
LIGHT IN DARKNESS THE ASCETIC
APPENDIX A Postscript to The Pasternak Affair
APPENDIX B A New BookAbout Mount Athos
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Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual of the twentieth century. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read thirty years after his untimely death in 1968.

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