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.
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.
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