Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers, Essays and Conferences

Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers, Essays and Conferences

by Thomas Merton


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Perhaps the most significant American Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century, this volume includes pieces on eleventh- and twelfth-century monastics by Thomas Merton. This volume of previously uncollected studies makes a notable contribution to Merton’s extensive and influential legacy.

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ISBN-13: 9781565486713
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 08/13/2018
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968), Catholic convert, Cistercian monk and hermit, priest, poet, contemplative, social critic, peace advocate and pioneer in interreligious dialogue, was the author of more than seventy volumes, including meditations, essays, journals, letters and poetry. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain.

What People are Saying About This

Former director, Thomas Merton Center, general edit - Jonathan Montaldo

“Dr. O’Connell’s introductions and notes continue his tradition of deploying careful scholarship in his many highly-regarded volumes preserving Merton’s literary legacy.”

Former President: International Thomas Merton Society, Editor: Merton & Buddhism - Bonnie Thurston

“This new collection of Merton's monastic studies... illustrates ‘Merton's continued conviction... that the Cistercian Fathers had lost none of their relevance for contemporary Christians.”

OCSO, Thomas Merton's Former Undermaster of Novices - James Conner

“With his usual care and diligence, Patrick O'Connell has put together a series of essays and conferences by Thomas Merton on Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers. Even after all these years they fill a need not otherwise satisfied. They are valuable not only to Cistercians, but to all who have an interest in monastic tradition. In them, Merton shows his expertise in presenting these people in a way that is both scholarly and full of human interest.”

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