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Learning to Love: Exploring Solitude and Freedom: The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume Six: 1966-1967
     

Learning to Love: Exploring Solitude and Freedom: The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume Six: 1966-1967

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by Thomas Merton, Christine M. Bochen (Editor)
 
An Affair of the Heart and Soul

This captivating sixth volume of Thomas Merton's acclaimed journals traces his struggles to reconcile an unexpected love with his monastic vows. In Learning to Love, Merton comes full circle as he recommits himself completely and more deeply to his vocation with a new and stronger understanding of the nature of both

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An Affair of the Heart and Soul

This captivating sixth volume of Thomas Merton's acclaimed journals traces his struggles to reconcile an unexpected love with his monastic vows. In Learning to Love, Merton comes full circle as he recommits himself completely and more deeply to his vocation with a new and stronger understanding of the nature of both worldly and spiritual love.

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Booknews
During the period these entries were written, Merton (Trappist monk, peace activist, and author of , , , and other spiritual works) carried on an affair with a young nurse and grew outraged at the fighting in Vietnam and racism in the United States. This sixth volume of his journals reflect these concerns as well as other wide ranging interests from Zen Buddhism and Vatican II to the works of Albert Camus. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780060654849
Publisher:
Harper San Francisco
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Journals of Thomas Merton
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.35(d)

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