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Thomas Merton on Peace

Thomas Merton on Peace

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, Publishers
ISBN:
Pages: 156
Year: 1976

Signs of Peace

Signs of Peace

Author: William D. Apel
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1570756813
Pages: 202
Year: 2006-01-01
During the last decade of his life, Thomas Merton corresponded with numerous people around the globe about world religions and the need for interfaith understanding. Initiating contact with figures like Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rabbi Abraham Heschel, he sought not only to expand his understanding of other faiths, but to find like-minded friends who might share his dream of a global community of the spirit. Such people, whom he called living "sacraments" or signs of peace, were those "able to unite in themselves and experience in their own lives all that is best and most true in the numerous spiritual traditions."
The Social Thought of Thomas Merton

The Social Thought of Thomas Merton

Author: David W. Givey
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
ISBN: 159982017X
Pages: 133
Year: 2009
This new edition traces the evolution of Thomas Merton's social thought, particularly as it evolved toward a way of nonviolence and peacemaking grounded in contemplation and Christian love. It identifies the social context that shaped Merton, including civil rights and racism, the Vietnam War, and a growing nuclear threat. And it explores the religious influences and experiences that shaped Merton, including Catholic social teaching--particularly Pope John XXIII's encyclical letterPacem in Terris(Peace on Earth)--the words and actions of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., the practice of contemplation and Zen, and Merton's own life as a Trappist monk.
Passion for Peace

Passion for Peace

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN:
Pages: 338
Year: 1995-01
This comprehensive volume contains Thomas Merton's principal writings on non-violence, war and racism. Much of what he wrote between 1961 and 1968 is prophetic and speaks penetratingly to our time. He is speaking to us--reminding us of the essential oneness that roots the equal dignity of all peoples.
Monastic Peace

Monastic Peace

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 57
Year: 1958

The Seven Storey Mountain

The Seven Storey Mountain

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0156010860
Pages: 496
Year: 1999-10-01
A celebration of Merton's spiritual autobiography is accompanied by an introduction from the editor and a note from Merton's biographer
Thomas Merton on peace

Thomas Merton on peace

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, Publishers
ISBN:
Pages: 156
Year: 1976-01

Passion for Peace

Passion for Peace

Author: Thomas Merton, William Henry Shannon
Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
ISBN: 0824524152
Pages: 174
Year: 2006
Violence, war, and terrorism fill our televisions, newspapers, and websites. To meet the great need for nonviolent wisdom in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, Crossroad presents this new and reedited version of Thomas Merton’s Passion for Peace. The book, never before available in an attractive trade edition, presents Merton’s most important insights into themes such as the nature of violence, armed conflict, Christian responsibility, and the individual in the state.
Thomas Merton, Peacemaker

Thomas Merton, Peacemaker

Author: John Dear
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626981078
Pages: 192
Year: 2015-05-01
A noted peacemaker reflects on Thomas Merton's lessons for peacemaking today. In this centenary year of Thomas Merton's birth, longtime peace activist and author John Dear shares meditations on Merton's writings on peace and spiritual life. "The God of peace is never glorified by human violence," Merton wrote. In the early 1960s, the famous Trappist monk, author, and poet broke new ground through his prophetic writings on nuclear weapons, war, and racism. For Merton these were not only moral challenges. They reflected a deeper spiritual crisis. Among the lessons John Dear has learned from Merton: the connection between contemplation and nonviolence; the importance of faithful reliance on God instead of weapons or war; the need to speak out publicly for disarmament and justice; the importance of silence, solitude, and minduflness; the daily celebration of the resurrection and the wonder of creation. In the end, John Dear invites us to take up Thomas Merton's journey and become mature spiritual seekers who break beyond the accepted norms of religious obligation into universal love, compassion, and friendship with God, that we too might become peacemakers, the beloved sons and daughters of the God of peace.
Breakthrough to Peace. Introd. by Thomas Merton

Breakthrough to Peace. Introd. by Thomas Merton

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 253
Year: 1962

The Root of War is Fear

The Root of War is Fear

Author: Forest, Jim
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608336573
Pages:
Year: 2016-08-18
Providing an intimate and timely view of Merton, this book traces the theme of peace and nonviolence in Merton's life and writings, drawing in particular on extensive correspondence with Jim Forest, a Merton biographer.
Dancing in the Water of Life

Dancing in the Water of Life

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061741108
Pages: 384
Year: 2009-03-17
The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careening development of political and social activism – Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam war, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Volume 5 chronicles the approach of Merton’s fiftieth birthday and marks his move to Mount Olivet, his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where he was finally able to fully embrace the joys and challenges of solitary life: ‘In the hermitage, one must pray of go to seed. The pretense of prayer will not suffice. Just sitting will not suffice . . . Solitude puts you with your back to the wall (or your face to it!), and this is good’ (13 October, 1964).
The Living Bread

The Living Bread

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429945281
Pages: 157
Year: 2010-05-25
The whole problem of our time is the problem of love. How are we going to recover the ability to love ourselves and to love one another? We cannot be at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we cannot be at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. There is a distinction between a contrite sense of sin and a feeling of guilt. The former is a true and healthy thing, the latter tends to be false and pathological. The man who suffers from a sense of guilt does not want to feel guilty, but at the same time he does not want to be innocent. He wants to do what he thinks he must not do, without the pain of worrying about the consequences. The history of our time has been made by dictators whose characters, often transparently easy to read, have been full of repressed guilt. They have managed to enlist the support of masses of men moved by the same repressed drives as themselves. Modern dictatorships display everywhere a deliberate and calculated hatred for human nature as such. The technique of degradation used in concentration camps and in staged trials are all too familiar in our time. They have one purpose: to defile the human person.
A Thomas Merton Reader

A Thomas Merton Reader

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385032927
Pages: 516
Year: 1974
Essays, meditations, parables, and verse explore Merton's spirituality and present his thoughts on war, peace, love, the Psalms, and Christian life
New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811217248
Pages: 297
Year: 2007
Featuring a new introduction, a republication of a spiritual classic introduces western readers to the mystical dimensions of the human soul, inviting readers to develop and nurture a contemplative and vital sense of spirituality. Reprint.