The Silent Life

The Silent Life

Book - 1999
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Thomas Merton wrote The Silent Life a decade after he took orders. In his Prologue, Merton describes the book as "a meditation on the monastic life by one who, without any merit of his own, is privileged to know that life on the inside . . . who seeks only to speak as the mouthpiece of a tradition centuries old." It is a remarkable work-one that combines a lucid and informative description of the nature and forms of monasticism, communal and solitary, with a passionate defense of the contemplative's quest for God. The intensebeauty of Merton's meditation, radiating from beneath its surface calm, makes The Silent Life a classic of its kind.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, [1999], c1957.
ISBN: 9780374512811
0374512817
Branch Call Number: 271/.125/02/Merto 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xiv, 178 p.

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