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Description - Seeds by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton is often considered the most prominent Christian contemplative of the twentieth century, but he was also a political activist, social visionary, and literary figure whose writings combine the candor of Thoreau and the moral vision of Gandhi. Here is a remarkably accessible introduction to his work- a collection of a short, vivid excerpts arranged in four parts so as to parallel the journey of a seeking soul in the modern world. amp;#160; * "Real and False Selves" distinguishes between our real selves, a deep religious mystery known entirely only to God, and the identities we take on in order to function in society. amp;#160; * "The World We Live In" provides a spiritual context to modern life, moving from a stark rejection of its empty promises to a deep compassion for its tragic limitations. amp;#160; * "Antidotes to Illusion" reflects on contemplative practices that can serve as the allies of our "real selves" in the battle against illusion- silence, solitude, meditation,

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570629303
ISBN-10: 1570629307
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, spiritual director, political activist, social critic, and one of the most-read spiritual writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Storey Mountain.

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