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    EPUB is an ebook file format a critical biography, this book lifts Merton out of the isolation of his monastic sub culture and brings him back into dialogue with contemporary secular thinkers In the process, it reopens one of the roads not taken at that fateful, cultural crossroads called The Sixties Inchausti presents Merton not as the spokesman for any particular group, cause, or idea, but rather as the quintessential American outsider who defined himself in opposition to the world, then discovered a way back into dialogue with that world and compassion for it As a result, Merton was the harbinger of a still yet to be realized eschatological counterculture the unacknowledged precursor, alternative, and heir to Norman O Brown s defense of mystery in the life of the mind."/>
  • Paperback
  • 210 pages
  • Thomas Merton's American Prophecy
  • Robert Inchausti
  • English
  • 09 August 2017
  • 0791436365

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Thomas Merton's American Prophecy[PDF / EPUB] Thomas Merton's American Prophecy Thomas Merton was one of the most significant American spiritual writers of the twentieth century His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, published shortly after the Second World War, inspired a Thomas Merton was one of the most significant American spiritual writers of the twentieth century His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, published shortly after the Second World War, inspired an entire generation to reconsider the materialist preoccupations of consumer society Twenty years later, his Thomas Merton's PDF/EPUB ² essays on nonviolence, contemplation, and Zen provided the most telling orthodox religious response to the New Left s radical critique of post industrial societyIn Thomas Merton s American Prophecy, Robert Inchausti provides a succinct summary and original interpretation of Merton s contribution to American thought More than just a critical biography, this book lifts Merton out of the isolation of his monastic sub culture and brings him back into dialogue with contemporary secular thinkers In the process, it reopens one of the roads not taken at that fateful, cultural crossroads called The Sixties Inchausti presents Merton not as the spokesman for any particular group, cause, or idea, but rather as the quintessential American outsider who defined himself in opposition to the world, then discovered a way back into dialogue with that world and compassion for it As a result, Merton was the harbinger of a still yet to be realized eschatological counterculture the unacknowledged precursor, alternative, and heir to Norman O Brown s defense of mystery in the life of the mind.


About the Author: Robert Inchausti

Born in Sacramento, California, Robert Larry Inchausti attended Sacramento State University and got his PhD in English from The University of Chicago Robert is the author of four books and the editor of two anthologies of Thomas Merton s writings His first book The Thomas Merton's PDF/EPUB ² Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People was nominated for a National Book Award by his publisher SUNY Press His book on classroom teaching, Spitwad Sutras, is taught in teacher education programs across the country He is an English Professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.