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William H. Shannon,Thomas Merton
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About the Author This is a book to browse in and/or study, highly recommended to all admirers and students of Merton's thought and life.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. The Sign of Jonas was originally published in 1953. This is a book to browse in and/or study, highly recommended to all admirers and students of Merton's thought and life. 29 people found this helpful.

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Hidden Ground Of Love book. Thomas Merton is a unique figure in American letters and modern theology, and this collection of his private letters was truly a pleasure to read

Hidden Ground Of Love book. Thomas Merton is a unique figure in American letters and modern theology, and this collection of his private letters was truly a pleasure to read. Here is Trappist monk with politics as left-wing as Noam Chomsky, yet was true to a monk's ascetic lifestyle. It may come as a surprise that a Roman Catholic monk read James Baldwin, admired Camus to no end, was friends with Joan Baez and Henry Miller, and lectured on Rilke.

Evelyn Waugh, at the start of Thomas Merton's monastic career, advised him to "write serious letters", and . Though the book concentrates primarily on the last decade of his 27 years as a Trappist, it opens with a few early letters to Catherine Doherty before he became a monk.

Monk concerned with peace. His extraordinary growth as a mystic and religious thinker, deeply concerned about the materialistic world's drift toward the abyss, is revealed in these pages.

The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns. Witness to Freedom: The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis (The Thomas Merton Letters Series, 5). Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Letters are valuable and entertaining in proportion to the wit and ability, and above all the imprudence, of those who write them. Honest letters are more informative, more amusing, more pathetic, more vital than any considered autobiography. Of all documents, these are the most essentially human. William H. Shannon, Thomas Merton. Elena Malits, "The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns. Shannon, Thomas Merton," The Journal of Religion 66, no. 4 (Oc. 1986): 458-459. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. The Apostle Paul in Arabia. Stephen's Defense before the Sanhedrin.

Love is Merton's Hidden Ground. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 18 years ago. What is so amazing about this volume is that it covers only part of Thomas Merton's letters. These are on Religious Experience and Social Concerns

Love is Merton's Hidden Ground. These are on Religious Experience and Social Concerns. Merton was truly all things to all people, but through it all, he is still completely himself. His unique voice is evident in all his correspondence where he is by turns serious and funny, kind and generous. Some of these letters read like essays.

New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1985. Lawrence S. Cunningham (a1). The Florida State University. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 09 September 2014.

Merton acknowledges that he has always had a problem with being ""so spread out and so scattered,"" and these letters testify to both the good and bad sides of this diversity. He wanders across an astonishing span of interests, from Zen Buddhism to the rivers of the Dordogne, from Tertullian's Latin style to Finnegans Wake (he enjoyed both keenly)

The correspondents to whom these letters, dealing with religious experience, are addressed include poets, heads of state, rabbis, Zen masters, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Sufis, Hindus, and Buddhists
  • I want to get to know Thomas Merton better. I have joined the International Merton Society and this book was required reading for this year. Some times it's dry but, by plugging through, a picture of Merton, the man, is emerging. Thank you.

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  • I am just beginning, but amazed at depth of range in his letters, especially to Dorothy Day.

  • Merton is good stuff anti war and supports the poor
    and often in hot water with church authority
    a breath of fresh air for the modern day Catholics -

  • What is so amazing about this volume is that it covers only part of Thomas Merton's letters. These are on Religious Experience and Social Concerns. Merton was truly all things to all people, but through it all, he is still completely himself. His unique voice is evident in all his correspondence where he is by turns serious and funny, kind and generous. Some of these letters read like essays. Some are anecdotal. All are entertaining.
    His correspondents included Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan, Erich Fromm and Aldous Huxley, two Popes, Ethel Kennedy, Coretta King - the list is staggering. He wrote to Christians and Jews, Buddhists and Hindus and Sufis, social activits and theologians, men and women. He wrote about contemplation and pacifism, literature and psychology. He had friends in all walks of life, and he was beloved by all.
    This is a book to browse in and/or study, highly recommended to all admirers and students of Merton's thought and life.
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