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Social Thought of Thomas Merton

Social Thought of Thomas Merton - 09 edition

Social Thought of Thomas Merton - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9781599820170

ISBN10: 159982017X

Social Thought of Thomas Merton by David W. Givey - ISBN 9781599820170
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: St.Mary's Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Social Thought of Thomas Merton by David W. Givey - ISBN 9781599820170

ISBN13: 9781599820170

ISBN10: 159982017X

Edition: 09

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 Terris (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.

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