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Life and Holiness is Thomas Merton's classic text on incorporating spirituality into everyday life. Merton here makes clear that he was a monk who knew the world. Of course, Merton lived a secular life until he became a Trappist monk in his late twenties, but even in the monastery he was deeply engaged in the questions of his day. In this succinct and readily accessible work, he offers compelling thoughts on what it means to be holy in the face of the anxieties of the modern ...

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Overview

Life and Holiness is Thomas Merton's classic text on incorporating spirituality into everyday life. Merton here makes clear that he was a monk who knew the world. Of course, Merton lived a secular life until he became a Trappist monk in his late twenties, but even in the monastery he was deeply engaged in the questions of his day. In this succinct and readily accessible work, he offers compelling thoughts on what it means to be holy in the face of the anxieties of the modern age.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385062770
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1969
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 337,395
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968), Trappist monk, author, and peacea activist, came to international prominence at a young age with his classic autobiography, The Seven Story Mountain. Over the rest of his life he wrote prolifically on a vast range of topics, including prayer, interior growth, social responsibility, violence, and war. Toward the end of his life he played a significant role in introducing Eastern religions to the West. He is regarded today as a spiritual master, a brilliant religious writer. and a man who embodied the quest for God and human solidarity in the modern world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1996 Edition 3
Introduction 7
I Christian Ideals 11
II The Testing of Ideals 33
III Christ, the Way 53
IV The Life of Faith 71
V Growth in Christ 85
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2001

    From Darkness to LIght

    In 'Life and Holiness', Merton perfectly outlines what it means to be Holy. To most, Holiness is something you'd know if you saw, but could never fully explain. Merton tackles this mystery systematically, and throughout the work, paints a picture of holiness as it applies to Christian community life. I can't think of any other man who could better explain holiness than one who dedicated his life to the Lord's work. Merton's works have assisted me in my own discernment, but also in my daily life. His words will echoe for eternity.

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