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Author Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.

Title Dancing in the water of life : seeking peace in the hermitage / Thomas Merton ; edited by Robert E. Daggy
Edition First edition
Published [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1997]


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Description xviii, 363 pages ; 25 cm
Series The journals of Thomas Merton ; v. 5
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968. Journals of Thomas Merton ; v. 5
Summary The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton, during which he closely followed the careening development of political and social activism - Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam War, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In this volume Merton challenges the powers that be in Gethsemani and Washington, while exploring every spiritual, literary, and personal link to a more meaningful, active life. Dancing in the Water of Life chronicles the approach of Merton's fiftieth birthday and marks his move to Mount Olivet. At fifty Merton finds himself striving, as never before, for inner peace. Relieved of his duties as novice master, Merton now spends more and more time at his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani. He writes of the surrounding forested hills and valleys, finally able to fully embrace the joys and challenges of solitary life
Analysis Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 - Diaries
Notes "1963-1965."
Includes index
Subject Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 -- Diaries.
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 -- Diaries.
Trappists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Daggy, Robert E.
LC no. 96048223
ISBN 0060654821 (hbk.)
006065483X (paperback)