Turning toward the world: the pivotal years

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Thomas Merton's literary legacy finds him working in a new hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani, conducting interfaith dialogue with Protestant and Jewish leaders and continuing his writing career.
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display_description The fourth volume of Thomas Merton's complete journals, one of his final literary legacies, springs from three hundred handwritten pages that capture - in candid, lively, deeply revealing passages - the growing unrest of the 1960s, which Merton witnessed within himself as plainly as in the changing culture around him. In these decisive years, 1960-1963, Merton, now in his late forties and frequently working in a new hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani, finds himself. Struggling between his longing for a private, spiritual life and the irresistible pull of social concerns. Precisely when he longs for more solitude, and convinces himself he should cut back on his writing, Merton begins asking complex questions about contemporary culture ("the 'world' with its funny pants, of which I do not know the name, its sandals and sunglasses"), war, and the Church's role in society. Thus, despite his resistance, he is drawn into the world where. His celebrity and growing concern for social issues fuel his writings on civil rights, nonviolence, and pacifism and lead him into conflict with those who urge him to leave moral issues to bishops and theologians.
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Catholic Church, Catholic Church -- United States -- Clergy -- Diaries, Clergy, Diaries, Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968, Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968. -- Diaries, Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968. -- Journaux intimes, Ordre des Cisterciens de la Stricte Observance -- √Čtats-Unis -- Biographies, Trappists, Trappists -- United States -- Diaries, United States
title_display Turning toward the world : the pivotal years
title_full Turning toward the world : the pivotal years / Thomas Merton ; edited by Victor A. Kramer
title_short Turning toward the world :
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