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.
5. [easyazon_link identifier=”0268008345″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Contemplation in a World of Action[/easyazon_link]
A lesser-known work of Merton’s but one that is strikingly relevant to the fast-pace of life in the twenty-first century. Merton makes a compelling, and countercultural, case for the necessity of contemplation.
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(No excerpt available)