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Contemplative Prayer By Thomas Merton

Contemplative Prayer
by Thomas Merton

New edition of Merton's classic introduction to an ancient form of prayer.
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Contemplative Prayer Summary


Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton's classic study of monastic prayer and contemplation brings a tradition of spirituality alive for the present day. But, as A. M. Allchin points out in his Introduction to this new edition, Contemplative Prayer also shows us the present day in a new perspective, because we see it in the light of a long and living tradition. Merton stresses that in meditation we should not look for a 'method' or 'system' but cultivate an 'attitude' or 'outlook': faith, openness, attention, reverence, expectation, trust, joy. God is found in the desert of surrender, in giving up any expectation of a particular message and 'waiting on the Word of God in silence'. Merton insists on the humility of faith, which he argues 'will do far more to launch us into the full current of historical reality than the pompous rationalisations of politicians who think they are somehow the directors and manipulators of history'.

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About Thomas Merton


(1915-1968) was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, has sold over one million copies and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Merton wrote over sixty other books and hundreds of poems and articles on topics ranging from monastic spirituality to civil rights, non-violence, and the nuclear arms race.

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GOR001223059
Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd
2005-05-23
144
0232526044
9780232526042
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