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 reading guide to some of the Best Thomas Merton books . I’ve included an excerpt, where possible with each of the books.
5. Contemplation in a World of Action
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.
(No excerpt available)
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