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The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions) by [Merton, Thomas]
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“In fact, Thomas Merton does not so much introduce the Fathers of the desert; he stands in their midst, one of them.”
- Father Daniel Berrigan

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained Father M. Louis in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and domestic issues of war and racism. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Merton for having a more profound knowledge of Buddhism than any other Christian he had known. Thomas Merton is the author of the beloved classic The Seven Storey Mountain.

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  • File Size: 2768 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0811201023
  • Publisher: New Directions; Revised ed. edition (January 17, 1970)
  • Publication Date: September 30, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0099JRE3O
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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