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Title The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer : Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam / edited by F. Douglas Scutchfield and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr. ; with the editorial assistance of Leah Casanave ; foreword by Paul M. Pearson
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]


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Contents Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; The Letters; Photographs; Afterword; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Notes; Index
Summary Poet, social justice advocate, and theologian Thomas Merton (1915--1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. In his short lifetime, he penned over seventy books and maintained a brisk correspondence with colleagues around the globe. However, many Merton scholars and fans remain unaware of the significant body of letters that were exchanged between the Trappist monk and Victor and Carolyn Hammer. Unable to leave his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani except on special occasions, Merton developed a unique friendship with this couple from nearby Lexingt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 -- Correspondence
Hammer, Victor, 1882-1967 -- Correspondence
Hammer, Carolyn Reading -- Correspondence
Hammer, Carolyn Reading.
Hammer, Victor, 1882-1967.
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Trappists -- United States -- Correspondence
Catholics -- Correspondence
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Catholic.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Scutchfield, F. Douglas, editor.
Holbrook, Paul Evans, 1949- editor.
ISBN 9780813155654