Love and Living

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Religion - 240 pages
A posthumously published collection of Merton’s essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live. “Love is the revelation of our deepest personal meaning, value, and identity.” Edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Brother Patrick Hart.
 

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Contents

LEARNING TO LIVE
3
LOVE AND SOLITUDE
15
IS LOVE A PACKAGE OR A MESSAGE?
25
CREATIVE SILENCE
38
THE STREET IS FOR CELEBRATION
46
COMMUNICATION OR COMMUNION?
54
CARGO CULTS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
80
DEATH
97
WORLD
119
ETHICS
124
WAR
128
CHRISTIAN HUMANISM
135
CHRISTIAN HUMANISM IN THE NUCLEAR ERA
151
THE UNIVERSE AS EPIPHANY
171
TEILHARDS GAMBLE
185
REBIRTH AND THE NEW MAN IN CHRISTIANITY
192

THEOLOGY
105
DIVINE
108
PURITY
112
THE CLIMATE OF MERCY
203
THE GOOD NEWS OF THE NATIVITY
220
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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. Love and Living was originally published in 1979.

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