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Thomas Merton (Author)

Passion for Peace

Reflections on War and Nonviolence

A call to take up the work of God and bring peace to our own lives and to the world, Mertons’s essays continue to speak powerfully about ways that people can contribute to right the…

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  • Title: Passion for Peace
  • Subtitle: Reflections on War and Nonviolence
  • Page Count: 176
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824524159)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
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Thomas Merton (Author)

Thomas Merton is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the 20th century. He has written more than 60 books and hundreds of poems and articles on topics ranging from monastic spirituality to civil rights, nonviolence, and the nuclear arms race. Some of his most popular titles include New Seeds of Contemplation, No Man Is an Island, The Seven Storey Mountain, Thoughts in Solitude, and Way of Chuang Tzu.

  1. “We could ask for no better mentor and guide than Thomas Merton.”
    --San Francisco Chronicle
  2. The book Passion for Peace is an abridgement of Passion for Peace: The Social Essays by Thomas Merton, originally published in 1995. Most of the essays were written by Merton in the early 1960s. It was in those years that Merton realized the contemplative life of a Christian monk is not meant to center on an individual‘s spiritual state, but, instead, is meant to be focused on the larger, contemporary concerns of the world. Merton writes on people as diverse as Adolf Eichmann, Mohandas Gandhi and Thich Nhat Hanh and places as far-flung as Auschwitz and Vietnam. We hear the more mature voice of Merton, who had by this time rejected the religious romanticism of his younger years, but his eloquence and faith remain undiminished.
    --Graham Yearley, Catholic News Service

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