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What Is Contemplation? (Paperback): Thomas Merton

What Is Contemplation? (Paperback)

Thomas Merton

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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.

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Imprint: Martino Fine Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Thomas Merton
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-61427-511-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian life & practice
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian life & practice > General
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Christian life & practice
LSN: 1-61427-511-4
Barcode: 9781614275114

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