What Is Contemplation? Paperback

by Thomas Merton;

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What Is Contemplation?

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2013 Reprint of 1948 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Contemplation" is a word that Thomas Merton used again and again in his writings. It is a theme that he spent much of his life exploring. About contemplation, he wrote "Contemplation is the highest expression of man's intellectual and spiritual life. It is that life itself, fully awake, fully active, fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is a vivid realization of the fact that life and being in us proceed from an invisible, transcendent, and infinitely abundant source. Contemplation is above all, awareness of the reality of that source. It knows the Source, obscurely, inexplicably, but with a certitude that goes beyond reason and beyond simple faith...It is a more profound depth of faith, a knowledge too deep to be grasped in images, in words, or even in clear concepts..." This short pamphlet is a good introduction to this important topic in the overall work of Thomas Merton.

What Is Contemplation? by Thomas Merton was published by Martino Fine Books in November 2013 and is our 46717th best seller. The ISBN for What Is Contemplation? is 9781614275114.

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Details for What Is Contemplation?

Page last updated 20th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherMartino Fine Books (November 2013)
Number of Pages28
Thickness2 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4265222
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