On Christian Contemplation

By Thomas Merton; Paul M. Pearson (Editor)
(New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811219969, 81pp.)

Publication Date: June 2012

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Every moment and every event in every man s life on Earth plants something in his soul, wrote Thomas Merton. A Trappist monk, Merton was both a poet and a theologian who pondered monastic life. He was praised for his meditations and conversations with God, as well as interfatith dialogue, tolerance, and non-violent activism during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War. On Christian Contemplation, edited by Merton scholar Paul Pearson, is a collection of the great monk s work, compiled into a gift-size edition. With poems, reflections, and social commentary, this is the perfect book to nurture the spirit of faith and duty guided by one of the twentieth century s leading voices of theology and social justice."

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