By: Thomas Merton
Selected and introduced by a leading scholar, here are key writings of one of the 20th centurys most admired spiritual writers, Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Mertons work reflects a living encounter with the tradition of Christian wisdom as well engagement with the burning questions of our world: peace, the quest for meaning in the face of absurdity.
Editor Christine M. Bochen is professor of religious studies at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. She has edited The Courage of Truth, one volume of Merton’s collected letters, and Learning to Love, the sixth volume of his journals.