Courage For Truth by Thomas Merton
The Letters Of Thomas Merton To Writers

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From 1948, when he wrote his first letters to Evelyn Waugh, who was editing The Seven Storey Mountain, until his death in 1968, Merton corresponded with writers around the world, developing an ever-widening circle of friends. Here collected in the fourth volume of Merton's correspondence are his letters to Czeslaw Milosz, Henry Miller, Walker Percy, Boris Pasternak, and others.
 

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, following his conversion to Catholicism and was ordained Father M. Louis in 1949. During the 1960s, he was increasingly drawn into a dialogue between Eastern and Western religions and domestic issues of war and racism. In 1968, the Dalai Lama praised Merton for having a more profound knowledge of Buddhism than any other Christian he had known. Thomas Merton is the author of the beloved classic The Seven Storey Mountain. Scholar and poet, Bonnie Thurston is a founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society. She is an ordained minister of the Christian Church.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 314 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The fourth volume of Merton's correspondence, complementing The Hidden Ground of Love, 1985 (letters on religion and society), The Road to Joy, 1989 (letters to friends), and The School of Charity, 1990 (letters on monastic spirituality).

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Letters from the famed Trappist to such writers as Evelyn Waugh, Czeslaw Milosz and Boris Pasternak.

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