Thomas Merton: Early Essays, 1947-1952 Volume 266 (Cistercian Studies #266) (Paperback)

Thomas Merton: Early Essays, 1947-1952 Volume 266 (Cistercian Studies #266) By Patrick F. O'Connell (Preface by), Jonathan Montaldo Cover Image
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This volume gathers together twelve essays that Thomas Merton wrote for various journals between 1947 and 1952, the years that saw the publication of his best-selling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, his ordination to the priesthood, and his initial appointment as spiritual and intellectual guide of the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. The essays, most of which have never been reprinted, focus above all on aspects of the contemplative life but also consider the spiritual dimensions of literature and the social implications of Christian life.

Issued to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this collection brings to fruition at long last Merton's own original plan of publishing these essays as a group and so makes available a previously little recognized and underutilized resource for understanding and appreciating a crucial transitional phase in his life as both monk and writer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780879072667
ISBN-10: 0879072660
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Cistercian Studies