Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers

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Thomas Merton
Patrick F. O'Connell
  • Hyde Park, NY: 
    New City Press
    , August
     472 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Andrew Belfield forthcoming.


Perhaps the most significant American Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century, this volume includes pieces on eleventh and twelfth century monastics by Thomas Merton. This volume of previously uncollected studies makes a notable contribution to Merton s extensive and influential legacy.


About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Catholic convert, Cistercian monk and hermit, priest, poet, contemplative, social critic, peace advocate and pioneer in interreligious dialogue, was the author of more than seventy volumes, including meditations, essays, journals, letters and poetry. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain.

Patrick F. O'Connell is Professor of English and Theology at Gannon University.



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