The Wisdom of the Desert (Paperback)

By Thomas Merton

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811201025, 88pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 1970



The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zenmondo.