Life and Holiness

Life and Holiness

by Thomas Merton

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ISBN-13: 9781614275312
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 11/06/2013
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 454,228
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
Introduction7
IChristian Ideals11
IIThe Testing of Ideals33
IIIChrist, the Way53
IVThe Life of Faith71
VGrowth in Christ85

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Life and Holiness 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 'Life and Holiness', Merton perfectly outlines what it means to be Holy. To most, Holiness is something you'd know if you saw, but could never fully explain. Merton tackles this mystery systematically, and throughout the work, paints a picture of holiness as it applies to Christian community life. I can't think of any other man who could better explain holiness than one who dedicated his life to the Lord's work. Merton's works have assisted me in my own discernment, but also in my daily life. His words will echoe for eternity.
LTW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In concrete, down-to-earth terms, Merton explores how to incorporate a robust Roman Catholic spirituality in an active, contemporary life. Although he was writing as a monk, Merton's call to personal holiness in the active, non-monastic life is incisive, convincing and completely on point. Merton explains in clear terms how one can, and indeed must, maintain deep, active concern for the events that surround us, and be an active participant in these events, in order to cultivate and fully develop our individual capacity for personal holiness. A tremendous work, highly recommendable for anyone seeking guidance regarding how a passionate spirituality can be integrated into an active and busy life.