Shaped by the End You Live for: Thomas Merton's Monastic Spirituality (Paperback)

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By Bonnie B. Thurston, Paul Quenon (Foreword by)
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To understand the life and thought of Thomas Merton, one must understand him as a monk. After introducing his vocation and entrance into the Trappist order, this book highlights some of his basic spiritual presuppositions. Relying primarily on Merton's writing, Bonnie B. Thurston surveys his thought on fundamental aspects of monastic formation and spirituality, particularly obedience, silence, solitude, and prayer. She also addresses some of the temptations and popular misunderstandings surrounding monastic life. Accessible and conversational in style, the book suggests how monastic spirituality is relevant, not only for all Christians, but also for serious spiritual seekers.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814688076
ISBN-10: 0814688071
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2020
Pages: 184
Language: English