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Thomas Merton Faithful Visionary Higgins, Michael

Thomas Merton Faithful Visionary Higgins, Michael

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The People of God series presents inspiring biographies of Christian people who have experienced the challenges and weaknesses we have all faced but who give us an example of how these problems may be handled. Thomas Merton, recognized as an important 20th century mystic and thinker, is one of those people. Author Michael W. Higgins recounts the life of Merton and the various layers of influences and evolutions in Merton's thought and spirituality. In Thomas Merton, Faithful Visionary, Higgins contrasts the "flawed, anti-institutional and voice for the voiceless" Merton against the "religious thinker of remarkable insight, a social commentator of courage and conviction and a writer of startling virtuosity". Merton wrote over 70 books on spirituality, social justice and pacifism one of which was the very popular The Seven Story Mountain which encouraged many people to look into joining monasteries. Higgins explores some of the ideas found in these books and how they were important in the course of the life of Merton.

Thomas Merton Faithful Visionary Michael W. Higgins Paperback 120PGS