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Wisdom of the Desert (Paperback)

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    The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and ......more

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The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East.

The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.

Author:
Merton, Thomas
Genre:
RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
New Directions
Publish Date:
06/01/1970
ISBN:
9780811201025
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.25 lb
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