The Intimate Merton

The Intimate Merton : Thomas Merton's Life from His Journals

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Thomas Merton's searingly honest and visionary writing has the power to inspire believers and non-believers alike. From within one of the strictest monastic orders, he campaigned for social justice and peace, wrote poetry, a play and popular books on the spiritual life, as well as essays engaging his passionate interests in religion, world literature, politics and culture. His writing continues to have enormous influence on readers of all ages. This selection from his journals (originally published in seven volumes) is a powerful chronological presentation of his life. By turns inspiringly profound, breathtakingly beautiful and hauntingly moving, Merton here describes the daily sadness and joys of his relentless search to know God.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 26mm | 566g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • b&w halftones
  • 0745952348
  • 9780745952345
  • 1,536,649

About Thomas Merton

THOMAS MERTON (1915 - 1968) is one of the 20th century's great spiritual mystics. Through his books, poems and other writings he detailed his conversion from a hedonistic youth to Catholicisim in his 20s to his subsequent life as a Trappist monk and hermit. Throughout his life he maintained a passionate interest in the great causes of his day - social justice, anti-war campaign and inter-religious dialogue.show more

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