Thomas Merton, peacemaker : meditations on Merton, peacemaking and the spiritual life

by Dear, John, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2015
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BX4705.M542 D434 2015
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  BX4705.M542 D434 2015
 
 
Summary
A noted peacemaker reflects on Thomas Merton's lessons for peacemaking today.

In this centenary year of Thomas Merton's birth, longtime peace activist and author John Dear shares meditations on Merton's writings on peace and spiritual life. "The God of peace is never glorified by human violence," Merton wrote. In the early 1960s, the famous Trappist monk, author, and poet broke new ground through his prophetic writings on nuclear weapons, war, and racism. For Merton these were not only moral challenges. They reflected a deeper spiritual crisis. Among the lessons John Dear has learned from Merton: the connection between contemplation and nonviolence; the importance of faithful reliance on God instead of weapons or war; the need to speak out publicly for disarmament and justice; the importance of silence, solitude, and minduflness; the daily celebration of the resurrection and the wonder of creation. In the end, John Dear invites us to take up Thomas Merton's journey and become mature spiritual seekers who break beyond the accepted norms of religious obligation into universal love, compassion, and friendship with God, that we too might become peacemakers, the beloved sons and daughters of the God of peace.
Additional Information
Subjects Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968.
Publisher Maryknoll, New York :2015
Language English
Description xvi, 191 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191).
ISBN 9781626981072
1626981078
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