Summary: Traces the evolution of Thomas Merton's social thought, particularly as it evolved toward a way of nonviolence and peacemaking grounded in contemplation and Christian love. Identifies the social context that shaped Merton, including civil rights and racism, the Vietnam War, and a growing nuclear threat. Explores the religious influences and experiences that shaped Merton, including Catholic social teaching--particularly Pope John XXIII's encyclical letter Pacem in Te ...show morerris (Peace on Earth)--the words and actions of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., the practice of contemplation and Zen, and Merton's own life as a Trappist monk. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 09
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