Thomas Merton, Spiritual Master: The Essential Writings

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Paulist Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 437 pages
A one-volume anthology of the spiritual writings of the greatest spiritual master the American Catholic church has produced in this century. The selections, which are substantial in length, provide a generous sampling of Merton's vast output. +

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This reader contains sizable portions of representative texts written over the course of Merton's monastic career. They are meant to emphasize his gifts as a "spiritual master,'' which in the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
5
Chronology of Mertons Life
56
From The Seven Storey Mountain
63
Fire Watch July 4 1952 from The Sign of Jonas
121
Journals 19641965
165
Day of a Stranger
214
From Thoughts in Solitude
241
The General Dance from New Seeds of Contemplation
251
A Study from The Behavior of Titans
280
The Inner Experience
294
Learning to Live from Love and Living
357
Contemplation in a World of Action and Is the World
368
Rain and the Rhinoceros from Raids on the Unspeakable
388
A Christian Looks at Zen from Zen and the Birds
399
A Letter on the Contemplative Life
421
A Select Bibliography
432

Hagia Sophia
257
From The Wisdom of the Desert
265

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