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Why We Live in Community

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ISBN-10: 0874860687

ISBN-13: 9780874860689

Edition: 3rd 1995 (Reprint)

Authors: Eberhard Arnold, Thomas Merton, Basil Pennington, Basil Pennington, Thomas Merton

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List price: $8.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Publication date: 5/25/2014
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
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…