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Social Thought of Thomas Merton - 09 edition

Social Thought of Thomas Merton (ISBN10: 159982017X; ISBN13: 9781599820170)
ISBN13: 978-1599820170
ISBN10: 159982017X

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
rris (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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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 09
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Publisher: St.Mary's Press
Year Published: 2009
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