The Wounded Heart of Thomas Merton Paperback

by Robert Waldron;

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The Wounded Heart of Thomas Merton

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Robert Waldron's brief biography of Thomas Merton examines and exposes a man who lived a deeply spiritual life, yes, but also a deeply conflicted one as well. By the use of Jungian theory and archetypes, Waldron explores all of the major Merton works (e.g., Seven Storey Mountain, The Sign of Jonas, The Collected Poems, Zen and the Birds of Appetite), but especially all of the many volumes of Merton's private diaries, and discovers a man, a soul struggling to live "la vita nuova" in the monastery while being drawn by various sirens out of it. Edgy, chancy, and at times speculative, Waldron penetrates Merton's sometimes dense poetry and prose to discover or uncover what was wanting in Merton's soul his desire for his own hermitage; his longing for the nurse he fell in love with; his desire perhaps to establish an entirely new monastic foundation. Merton emerges less a saint than a sinner who never stopped trying to become a saint by "becoming who he really was."

The Wounded Heart of Thomas Merton by Robert Waldron was published by Paulist Press International,U.S. in December 2003. The ISBN for The Wounded Heart of Thomas Merton is 9780809146840.

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Details for The Wounded Heart of Thomas Merton

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPaulist Press International,U.S. (December 2003)
Number of Pages208
Thickness17 mm
Height203 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4026051
Page last updated 26th May 2018
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