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Description - Seeds by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk whose writings became an inspiration to Christians and other religious followers around the world, was a highly influential spiritual thinker and writer as well as a prophetic social critic. His writing brought together the candour of Thoreau with the moral vision of Gandhi. Though he lived as a monk, he was deeply involved with the intellectual climate of his times: his teachers included such intellectuals as Mark Van Doren and Lionel Trilling; his regular correspondents included thinkers and activists from Czeslaw Milosz and Aldous Huxley to Coretta Scott King. Here is the perfect introduction to the full spectrum of Merton's writings, a collection of short pithy excerpts that illuminate the greater body of his work like flashbulbs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781570629303
ISBN-10: 1570629307
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 25-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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