Life and Holiness

Life and Holiness

by Thomas Merton


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Life and Holiness is Thomas Merton's classic text on incorporating spirituality into everyday life. Merton here makes clear that he was a monk who knew the world. Of course, Merton lived a secular life until he became a Trappist monk in his late twenties, but even in the monastery he was deeply engaged in the questions of his day. In this succinct and readily accessible work, he offers compelling thoughts on what it means to be holy in the face of the anxieties of the modern age. Henri J. M. Nouwen offers his own personal memories of his one encounter with Merton.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614275312
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 376,544
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968), Trappist monk, author, and peacea activist, came to international prominence at a young age with his classic autobiography, The Seven Story Mountain. Over the rest of his life he wrote prolifically on a vast range of topics, including prayer, interior growth, social responsibility, violence, and war. Toward the end of his life he played a significant role in introducing Eastern religions to the West. He is regarded today as a spiritual master, a brilliant religious writer. and a man who embodied the quest for God and human solidarity in the modern world.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1996 Edition3
IChristian Ideals11
IIThe Testing of Ideals33
IIIChrist, the Way53
IVThe Life of Faith71
VGrowth in Christ85

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