Item description for Signs of Peace: The Interfaith Letters of Thomas Merton by William Apel...
Overview Merton's letters to interfaith frriends illuminate the great challenge of dialogue and communion.
Publishers Description During the last decade of his life, Thomas Merton corresponded with numerous people around the globe about world religions and the need for interfaith understanding. Initiating contact with figures like Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rabbi Abraham Heschel, he sought not only to expand his understanding of other faiths, but to find like-minded friends who might share his dream of a global community of the spirit. Such people, whom he called living "sacraments" or signs of peace, were those "able to unite in themselves and experience in their own lives all that is best and most true in the numerous spiritual traditions."
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570756813 ISBN13 9781570756818
Availability 0 units.
More About William Apel
Apel is professor of religion at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.
William Apel currently resides in the state of Oregon.