Item description for Thomas Merton: Master of Attention: An Exploration of Prayer by Robert Waldron...
Overview A distinguished Merton scholar fully explores the inner life of perhaps the best-known writer on prayer and the most popular commentator on modern religion and spirituality of the twentieth century. Original.
Publishers Description When The Seven Story Mountain was first published, Merton was hailed as a new, contemporary spiritual voice and became one of the most popular and successful writers and commentators on modern religion and spirituality. But although Merton wrote over forty books on the importance of reflection and prayer in our inner lives, until now we have known very little about Merton's own 'way of prayer'. The distinguished Merton scholar Robert Waldron's new book is the first to fully explore the inner life of perhaps the best-known writer on prayer of the twentieth century.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809145219 ISBN13 9780809145218
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More About Robert Waldron
Robert Waldron is the author of several books - this is his second on the theme of depression, the first being A Blue Hope. He has also written extensively on the life and work of Thomas Merton. He lectures on Merton, has written for several literary and religious journals, and directs Merton and Nouwen retreats in his home are of New England, USA.
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Prayerful Attention Feb 10, 2008
Thomas Merton: Master of Attention is yet another gem from the pen of Robert G. Waldron.
Waldron paints a vivid picture of Merton and explores aspects of the man and his spirituality not commonly considered. Following a lifetime of study, prayer and meditation, Merton came to know the power of attending, an act so simple yet so very profound. In so doing, he learned to transcend the mundane by being fully and prayerfully present to all that is.