The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton


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"The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground--I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering..." With these words, dated October 15. 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illustrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and postscript by Brother Patrick Hart of the Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendices, among them the text of Merton's final address.

Title: The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

Author Name: Merton, Thomas; Stone, Naomi B. (editor); Hart, Patrick (editor); Laughlin, James (editor); Chakravarty, Amiya (editor)

Categories: Thomas Merton,

Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., New Directions Publishing Corporation: 1975

ISBN Number: 0811205703

ISBN Number 13: 9780811205702

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Remainder

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 006240

Keywords: MEDITATION MERTON THOMAS 1915 1968 SPIRITUAL LIFE CATHOLIC CHURCH BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY RELIGIOUS BODY MIND SPIRIT RELIGION SPIRITUALITY