Thomas Merton – Intro Reading Guide.

January 29, 2016



Sunday is the birthday of Thomas Merton, born 31 January 1915.

Merton was a monk who not only wrote elegantly about contemplative life, but also was a gifted poet and social critic. Here is an introductory guide to some of his best books. I’ve included an excerpt, where possible with each of the books.

3. [easyazon_link identifier=”0811207692″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton [/easyazon_link]

This is a massive, and expensive, volume (and not available in ebook format), but it is worth every single penny of its price (and more), and understanding Merton as a poet really helps to bring the rest of his work into perspective.


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