Thomas Merton: An Introduction

Thomas Merton An Introduction He was something of a legendary figure among the old boys of his generation and he was clearly something of a rebel That description of Thomas Merton by his English headmaster influenced this captivat

  • Title: Thomas Merton: An Introduction
  • Author: William H. Shannon Robert Toth
  • ISBN: 9780867167108
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • He was something of a legendary figure among the old boys of his generation and he was clearly something of a rebel That description of Thomas Merton by his English headmaster influenced this captivating introductory look at the monk writer and his works Merton scholar William H Shannon presents Merton s life story to suggest that this mid twentieth century writer c He was something of a legendary figure among the old boys of his generation and he was clearly something of a rebel That description of Thomas Merton by his English headmaster influenced this captivating introductory look at the monk writer and his works Merton scholar William H Shannon presents Merton s life story to suggest that this mid twentieth century writer can speak meaningfully to women and men now several years into a new century, to develop some of the themes that make their way through his writings, and to suggest a possible order for reading his books as one enters into the huge library of Mertoniana.

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    1. My first required reading for my DMin. I wish I'd read this book ten years ago before my friend Michael Spencer gave me his entire Merton collection. I think it would have helped me understand Merton a bit more and not be so frustrated in my reading.Shannon sometimes gets a little too involved as a part of the story rather than an observer and chronicler but it's not enough to detract from the overall experience.

    2. A succinct, inspiring, introduction to Thomas Merton Recommended for those who want a good guidebook to the writings and spirituality of Thomas Merton. This short book is very inspiring in its own right. I can't wait to continue my journey with Merton.

    3. I thought this was a really good introduction. He does a good job of giving the story, the changes, the themes, and the best books to start with in reading Merton.

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