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New Seeds of Contemplation

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ISBN-10: 0811217248

ISBN-13: 9780811217248

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas Merton, Sue Monk Kidd, Sue Monk

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One of the best-loved books by one of the great spiritual authors of our time, with a new Introduction by best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd. New Seeds of Contemplationis one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross,The Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau.New Seeds of Contemplationseeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For Merton, "Every…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Born in France, Thomas Merton was the son of an American artist and poet and her New Zealander husband, a painter. Merton lost both parents before he had finished high school, and his younger brother was killed in World War II. Something of the ephemeral character of human endeavor marked all his works, deepening the pathos of his writings and drawing him close to Eastern, especially Buddhist, forms of monasticism. After an initial education in the United States, France, and England, he completed his undergraduate degree at Columbia University. His parents, nominally friends, had given him little religious guidance, and in 1938, he converted to Roman Catholicism. The following year he…    

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