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Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit) epub

by Jennifer Fisher Bryant


Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest (Men of Spirit) epub

ISBN: 0802851096

ISBN13: 978-0802851093

Author: Jennifer Fisher Bryant

Category: Young Adult

Subcategory: Biographies

Language: English

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co (August 1, 1997)

Pages: 207 pages

ePUB book: 1475 kb

FB2 book: 1764 kb

Rating: 4.1

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Bryant, Jennifer Fisher (1997). Thomas Merton: Poet, Prophet, Priest. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. Thomas Merton: The Poet and the Contemplative Life. Columbia University Libraries.

Bryant relies too heavily on Monica Furlong's biography, but ably conveys to a younger audience, involved in their own spiritual journeys, the message of Merton

Bryant relies too heavily on Monica Furlong's biography, but ably conveys to a younger audience, involved in their own spiritual journeys, the message of Merton. They may come away from this book not only with a real sense of the man and his writings, but courage enough for their present and future struggles as well.

by Jennifer Fisher Bryant. Series: Men of Spirit. List of works about Thomas Merton. LibraryThing members' description. No descriptions found. Library descriptions. Traces the life of the Trappist monk who became one of America's best known spiritual writers, describing his childhood and worldly education, his faith journey, writing career, and his involvement in social issues of his time. University of Notre Dame Press.

Thomas Merton, the Monk Who Became a Prophet

Thomas Merton, the Monk Who Became a Prophet. Fifty years after his death, Merton’s contradictions have made his work all the more instructive. Merton was a remarkable man by any measure, but perhaps the most remarkable of his traits was his hypersensitivity to social movements from which, by virtue of his monastic calling, he was supposed to be removed. Intrinsic to Merton’s nature was a propensity for being in the midst of things. Merton wanted to be a poet; he was politically active, an eager participant in leftist demonstrations; and he grew increasingly interested in Eastern religions.

Traces the life of the Trappist monk who became one of America's best known spiritual writers, describing his childhood and worldly education, his faith journey, writing career, and his involvement in social issues of his time
Thomas Merton's name may not be as immediately recognizable to more recent generations as it once was, but he remains one of the most thoughtful & passionate religious figures of the 20th Century. Yet he's nothing like what often passes for a public religious figure today -- he was a deeply educated, curious, engaged, empathetic monk & priest whose writings on non-violence, peace, ecology, Eastern religions, literature, and a theology of love & understanding are even more relevant & pressing today. Author Jennifer Bryant offers a basic biography & exploration of Merton's thought as it developed & grew over time, with emphasis on his work as a writer & thinker who influenced countless other thoughtful seekers of a truly meaningful life & faith. Even for an agnostic like myself, he has a seemingly inexhaustible store of wisdom & humanity to offer -- I still read his books & learn from them.

As I said, this is an introduction for younger readers, with a bibliography provided for those who wish to explore Merton's life further. Sadly out of print at this time, it deserves to be reprinted & read -- recommended!
Hello everyone! To me this book was terrific because it actually prompted me to order The Seven Story Mountain-Merton's personal autobiography. Spanning over the now famous Trappist Cistercian monk's life-born in France- son of a father with a Bohemian lifestyle - and motherless at the age of 6. Tom went through a lot of obstacles that as do we all. And I think THAT is where one of the largest draws towards him is. That tatse of humanity becoming saintly- sin purifying in black and white. He makes it easy to believe.
Jennifer Fisher Bryant did an excellent job covering as much as she could on Thomas Merton's life in just 192 pages. It is important to note that this is a young adult's book technically-the average adult can read through this within a few hours. But that's another reason why I personally found it wonderful-within a day I felt I knew a lot more ( well I DID know more ) about this spiritual man. This Trappist whom believed in interfaith dialogue! In remaining open to the truth, without jeapordizing his own religion, either! To me-Thomas Merton is one of just a few men that I believe have show us what being a true Christian is all about. You all take care-and enjoy this book-you deserve to treat yourself to it!