No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island

by Thomas Merton
No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island

by Thomas Merton

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Overview

In No Man Is an Island, religious scholar and theologian Thomas Merton offers "a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life” (Chicago Tribune).

"Without a life of the spirit, our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory. The life of the spirit, by integrating us in the real order established by God, puts us in the fullest possible contact with reality — not as we imagine it, but as it really is."

A recapitulation of Merton's earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. He addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as always, inspiring and compassionate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156027731
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 87,763
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 5.18(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968.

Table of Contents

Author's Noteix
Prologue: No Man Is an Islandxi
1.Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away3
2.Sentences on Hope14
3.Conscience, Freedom, and Prayer24
4.Pure Intention52
5.The Word of the Cross77
6.Asceticism and Sacrifice96
7.Being and Doing117
8.Vocation131
9.The Measure of Charity164
10.Sincerity188
11.Mercy206
12.Recollection217
13."My Soul Remembered God"230
14.The Wind Blows Where It Pleases237
15.The Inward Solitude244
16.Silence254
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