Thomas Merton's Paradise Journey: Writings on Contemplation

Thomas Merton's Paradise Journey: Writings on Contemplation

by Thomas Merton, William H. Shannon
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860123095
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/16/2000
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,012,638
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author


Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.

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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