The Ascent to Truth

The Ascent to Truth

by Thomas Merton
     
 

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Merton defines Christian mysticism, especially as expressed by the Spanish Carmelite St. John of the Cross, and he offers the contemplative experience as an answer to the irreligion and barbarism of our times. “For those...curious about mysticism...this is an excellent book” (Catholic World).

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Merton defines Christian mysticism, especially as expressed by the Spanish Carmelite St. John of the Cross, and he offers the contemplative experience as an answer to the irreligion and barbarism of our times. “For those...curious about mysticism...this is an excellent book” (Catholic World).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156027724
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/04/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
735,343
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. The Sign of Jonas was originally published in 1953.

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