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.

9. [easyazon_link identifier=”0374520011″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Mystics and Zen Masters[/easyazon_link]

In the latter years of his life, Merton also became an advocate for interfaith conversation, particularly between Catholic and Buddhist monks.  This volume is a great introduction to why he became passionate about dialogue with Eastern religions.



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