Thomas Merton's Dark Path: The Inner Experience of a Contemplative [NOOK Book]

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In the mystical tradition the "dark," or apophatic way has a long history. It is the way of John of the Cross, of Master Eckhart, of Juliana of Norwich, of the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and of Thomas Merton. This dark path of contemplation that Merton followed, wrote about extensively, and considered the focal point of his life is the subject of William H. Shannon's book.

Realizing that the inner experience of contemplation inevitably leads to an ...

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Thomas Merton's Dark Path: The Inner Experience of a Contemplative

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Overview

In the mystical tradition the "dark," or apophatic way has a long history. It is the way of John of the Cross, of Master Eckhart, of Juliana of Norwich, of the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing, and of Thomas Merton. This dark path of contemplation that Merton followed, wrote about extensively, and considered the focal point of his life is the subject of William H. Shannon's book.

Realizing that the inner experience of contemplation inevitably leads to an outward life of action, Merton "returned to the world."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466801851
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 3/1/1987
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 599,219
  • File size: 525 KB

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William Shannon is the author of Thomas Merton's Dark Path. He also edited The Hidden Ground of Love, the first volume of Merton's correspondence.


William Shannon is the author of Thomas Merton's Dark Path. He also edited The Hidden Ground of Love, the first volume of Merton's correspondence.
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