Dialogues with Silence: Prayers & Drawings

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5.38 X 8.0 X 0.61 inches | 0.53 pounds

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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.
"Helps the reader enter Merton's spiritual vision and participate personally in the monk's encounters with Silence."--America Magazine
"[These drawings and prayers] reflect a devotional life stripped of pretense, open to God's surprises."--Christian Century
"This is Thomas Merton at his most profound: a book to linger over and savor."--Lawrence S. Cunningham, editor of Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master
"This is a charming and welcome addition to the Merton corpus, giving us a glimpse of Merton the artist."--Rosemary Radford Ruether, author of GAIA & GOD
"Casts new and thought provoking light on [Merton's] finely written prayers...highly recommended."--Library Journal
"Whether you're a long-time Merton fan or need an introduction, Dialogues with Silence is a great unveiling."--BookPage
"...a glimpse of [Merton's] journey never before seen. Merton fans will certainly welcome this new addition."--Publishers Weekly (shaded review)