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Contemplative Prayer (Image Classics) by [Merton, Thomas]
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This little gem of a book, newly issued with a foreword from the great Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (who knew Merton in the 1960s) beautifully distills Merton's own reading and long experience with contemplation. Written close to the end of Merton's life, this book is not so much a "how to" guide as it is a kind of contemplation of contemplation. Immersed in the "negative theology" of St. John of the Cross and others--and influenced by his deep reading in Zen--Merton here stresses that in meditation "we should not look for a 'method' or 'system,' but cultivate an 'attitude,' an 'outlook': faith, openness, attention, reverence, expectation, supplication, trust, joy." God is found in the desert of surrender: this means giving up any expectation for a particular message and "waiting on the Word of God in silence," knowing that any answer will be "his silence itself suddenly, inexplicably revealing itself to him as a word of great power, full of the voice of God." --Doug Thorpe

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“[Readers] will find Contemplative Prayer valuable. Merton shows that all living theology needs to be rooted in exercises where men somehow happily establish contact with God.” --New York Times Book Review



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  • File Size: 2448 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Image; Reissue edition (November 3, 2009)
  • Publication Date: November 17, 2009
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002VD6NJ6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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