The Wisdom of the Desert (Revised)
Thomas Merton (Author)
The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.
New Directions Publishing Corporation
January 17, 1970
5.24 X 0.27 X 7.98 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani for twenty-seven years, serving as Novice Master for over a decade. A prolific writer, his works include Faith and Violence, which is also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
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