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.

7. Passion for Peace: Reflections on War and Nonviolence

In the last decade of his life, Merton was a vocal critic of the Vietnam War. This volume offers a superb snapshot of his work in his final years.


(No excerpt available)


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