New Seeds of Contemplation

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5.28 X 0.74 X 7.98 inches | 0.75 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.

Sue Monk Kidd is the author of the bestselling novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, as well as the award-winning The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and God's Joyful Surprise.


Destined to go down as one of the great spiritual classics of our century.--Francine du Plessix Gray
Thomas Merton really is someone we can look up to--His Holiness The Dalai Lama
I can't remember a time when Thomas Merton wasn't a piece of my mental furniture.--John Jeremiah Sullivan
Merton's masterpiece.--Sue Monk Kidd
He is an artist, a Zen.--Thich Nhat Han