The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers

The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers

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by Thomas Merton
     
 

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The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books—surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.
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The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books—surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811201025
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/1970
Series:
Pocket Classics Series
Pages:
81
Sales rank:
155,400
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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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