A Vow of Conversation

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The journal kept by Merton during 1964 and 1965, containing his daily meditations during the crucial and difficult period in which the permission he had awaited so long — to live alone in his hermitage — was finally given. These pages reveal his reflections as a hermit on the joys and dangers of a life of solitude in the woods.

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Overview

The journal kept by Merton during 1964 and 1965, containing his daily meditations during the crucial and difficult period in which the permission he had awaited so long — to live alone in his hermitage — was finally given. These pages reveal his reflections as a hermit on the joys and dangers of a life of solitude in the woods.

The release of the long-awaited journal kept by Thomas Merton during 1964 and 1965 is a special event for his admirers and ever-growing body of readers, for it comes on the 20th anniversary of his death.

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"A very personal piece of writing blending 'heavenliness and anguish,' wherein unfolds its special appeal."

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During the years 1964-65, Merton sought, and was finally given, permission to live alone in his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani. These years were criticalhe had to balance commitment to the demands of the monastic community with the call to a more solitary lifeand the writing from that time is consequently charged with disappointments and uncertainties, as well as quiet reflection and humor. Merton's frustration with church complacency and the censorship of his ideas is evident, a factor that probably hindered publication of this journal until now. But he also records musings, dreams, the visits of special friends. A very personal piece of writing blending ``heavenliness and anguish,'' wherein unfolds its special appeal. Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman
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  • ISBN-13: 9780374285357
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 8/1/1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual of the twentieth century. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read thirty years after his untimely death in 1968.

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