The Sign Of Jonas / Edition 1

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Overview

Begun five years after he entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, The Sign of Jonas is an extraordinary view of Merton’s life in a Trappist monastery, and it serves also as a spiritual log recording the deep meaning and increasing sureness he felt in his vocation: the growth of a mind that finds in its contracted physical world new intellectual and spiritual dimensions.

Merton's journal for the years 1946-1952, describing the day-to-day life of a Trappist monk as well as his spiritual growth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156028004
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 11/18/2002
  • Edition description: First Harvest Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 408,899
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.84 (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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