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By Thomas Merton,Jon M. Sweeney,Michael N. McGregor

Thomas Merton's lectures to the younger monastics on the Abbey of Gethsemani offer a very good examine Merton the student. A direction in Christian Mysticism gathers jointly, for the 1st time, the simplest of those talks right into a non secular, historic, and theological survey of Christian mysticism—from St. John's gospel to St. John of the pass. 16 centuries are lined over 13 lectures. A normal advent units the scene for whilst and the way the talks have been ready and for the perennial issues one unearths in them, making them correct for non secular seekers this day. This compact quantity permits a person to profit from one of many 20th century's maximum Catholic non secular academics. The examine fabrics in the back of the ebook, together with extra fundamental resource readings and considerate questions for mirrored image and dialogue, make this a necessary textual content for any scholar of Christian mysticism.

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