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Contemplative Prayer (Image Classics)

Contemplative Prayer (Image Classics)
Author: Thomas Merton
ISBN 13: 9780385092197
ISBN 10: 385092199
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Image
Publication Date: 1971-02-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 116
List Price: $13.00

In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change.

Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world.

In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.