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gennee  



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Posted: 11 Aug 2008, 7:40 pm    Post subject: Thomas Merton Reply with quote

I am currently reading a book named Thomas Merton:My Brother. It's the second book about him that I have read. I read an autobiography about Merton, a monk and poet, and I really fell for him. He speaks to today's man and woman though he has been decreased for 40 years. Merton (1915-1968) was in tune with the times he was living in and I can see where he would relate to the sturggles of LGBT rights, in my humble opinion.

Has anybody read any of his books? Love to heare your comments.

Gennee
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Posted: 6 Dec 2009, 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Thomas Merton Reply with quote

gennee wrote:
I am currently reading a book named Thomas Merton:My Brother. It's the second book about him that I have read. I read an autobiography about Merton, a monk and poet, and I really fell for him. He speaks to today's man and woman though he has been decreased for 40 years. Merton (1915-1968) was in tune with the times he was living in and I can see where he would relate to the sturggles of LGBT rights, in my humble opinion.

Has anybody read any of his books? Love to heare your comments.

Gennee


I've read a couple of Thomas Merton's books, including 'Seven-Storey Mountain' an autobiography, and 'Waters of Siloe', a history of the Cistercian monastic order in America. I enjoyed his works, they are written in an interesting, informative, sometimes humorous style. He lived for many years as a monk at the Cistercian monastery of Gethsemane in Kentucky, and was in Thailand for a conference on Eastern monasticism when he died.
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Posted: 6 Dec 2009, 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Thomas Merton Reply with quote

gennee wrote:
I am currently reading a book named Thomas Merton:My Brother. It's the second book about him that I have read. I read an autobiography about Merton, a monk and poet, and I really fell for him. He speaks to today's man and woman though he has been decreased for 40 years. Merton (1915-1968) was in tune with the times he was living in and I can see where he would relate to the sturggles of LGBT rights, in my humble opinion.

Has anybody read any of his books? Love to heare your comments.

Gennee


I've read a couple of Thomas Merton's books, including 'Seven-Storey Mountain' an autobiography, and 'Waters of Siloe', a history of the Cistercian monastic order in America. I enjoyed his works, they are written in an interesting, informative, sometimes humorous style. He lived for many years as a monk at the Cistercian monastery of Gethsemane in Kentucky, and was in Thailand for a conference on Eastern monasticism when he died.
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Posted: 21 Feb 2010, 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a Merton starter, I suggest his Journals there are six volumes and they take you from his youth prior to Columbia Univ. to his final trip to the East.
I love his journey.
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Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 10:11 am    Post subject: I Will Do So Reply with quote

I'll do that, Dowl. I'm thinking about getting all the info I can about Merton.

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Posted: 4 Jun 2010, 2:32 pm    Post subject: Thomas Merton Reply with quote

Hello all,

Im looking to read a book by Thomas Merton. Ive long wanted to start reading him, but I dont have a good place to start. Are there any titles that you recommend?

Thanks
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