A Thomas Merton Reader
|Author: Merton, Thomas||Year: 1974|
|Publisher: Random House||Pages: 528|
A Thomas Merton Reader provides a complete view of Merton, in all his aspects: contemplative, spiritual writer, poet, peacemaker, and social critic. In this closely knit volume are significant selections not only from his major works but from some lesser-known, yet equally valuable, writings as well. Presented here is a living Thomas Merton, expounding through prose and poetry on an abundance of important themes — war, love, peace, Eastern thought and spirituality, monastic life, art, contemplation, and solitude.
M. Scott Peck puts the writings included here into the context of Merton’s life.