The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton?s Advice to Peacemakers

The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton?s Advice to Peacemakers

by Jim Forest


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626981973
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 832,403
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

A Note to Readers ix

A Word of Thanks xiii

Jonas in the Belly of a Paradox 1

A Book in a Bus Terminal 19

Meeting Merton 37

Merton's Collision with Censors 49

Peace in the Post-Christian Era 60

Cold War Letters 73

Pacam in torris 88

Building a Catholic Peace Movement 97

Founding the Catholic Peace Fellowship 106

The Spiritual Roots Protest 112

Burning Draft Cards, Burning Bodies 123

A Quiet Voice at the Vatican Council 140

Saying No to War, Loving Our Enemies 152

Face to Face with Vietnam 158

Blessed Are the Meek 171

Joy and Grief 176

Letter to a Young Activist 190

A Square in a Patchwork Quilt 201

The Root of Sin Is Fear 210

Appendix: Merton's "Marco J. Frisbee" Letter 213

Books by Thomas Merton Referred to in This Text 217

Index 219

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