The Wisdom of the Desert (Revised)

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$12.95  $11.91
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
88
Dimensions
5.24 X 0.27 X 7.98 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811201025
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About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the foremost spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century. Though he lived a mostly solitary existence as a Trappist monk, he had a dynamic impact on world affairs through his writing. An outspoken proponent of the antiwar and civil rights movements, he was both hailed as a prophet and castigated for his social criticism. He was also unique among religious leaders in his embrace of Eastern mysticism, positing it as complementary to the Western sacred tradition. Merton is the author of over forty books of poetry, essays, and religious writing, including Mystics and Zen Masters, and The Seven Story Mountain, for which he is best known. His work continues to be widely read to this day.

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In fact, Thomas Merton does not so much introduce the Fathers of the desert; he stands in their midst, one of them.--Father Daniel Berrigan