Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)

Thoughts on the East (New Directions Bibelot)

by Thomas Merton
     
 

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An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him—Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism. 

Unified by Merton’s belief that East and West share “a unity of outlook and purpose, a common spiritual

Overview

An ecumenical anthology, Thoughts on the East gathers Merton’s essential definitions of the religions that so much interested him—Taoism, Buddhism (in many forms, but especially Zen), Sufism, and Hinduism. 

Unified by Merton’s belief that East and West share “a unity of outlook and purpose, a common spiritual climate,” this eclectic selection also offers a fascinating introduction by the late George Woodcock, author of the acclaimed critical study, Thomas Merton: Monk and Poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811224178
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Series:
New Directions Bibelot
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
471 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained Father M. Louis in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and domestic issues of war and racism. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Merton for having a more profound knowledge of Buddhism than any other Christian he had known. Thomas Merton is the author of the beloved classic The Seven Storey Mountain.

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