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Wisdom of the Desert
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date June 1, 1970
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811201025
ISBN-10 0811201023
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
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The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books―surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.

The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East.

The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.


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9780811201025 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books―surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.

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