Passion for Peace: Reflections on War and Nonviolence

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Reflections on War and Nonviolence

Violence, war, and terrorism fill our televisions, newspapers, and websites. To meet the great need for nonviolent wisdom in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi, Crossroad presents this new and re-edited version of Thomas Merton's Passion for Peace. The book, never before available in an attractive trade edition, presents Merton s most important insights into themes such as the nature of violence, armed conflict, Christian responsibility, and the individual in the state.

This comprehensive volume contains Thomas Merton's principal writings on non-violence, war, and racism. Much of what he wrote between 1961 and 1968 is prophetic and speaks penetratingly to our time. Wars and rumors of war are still with us. Justice and love remain a dream. In most of these articles, it's as if Merton is actually writing in the 1990s. He is speaking to us - reminding us of the essential oneness that roots the equal dignity of all peoples. Merton's writings on social issues flowed from a deep contemplative vision. Editor William Shannon puts each essay in context and reveals how this vision developed. We see a side of Merton's character that does not come through in his other books: his passion for peace and the ardor with which he pleaded for it in a world where people so desperately yearn for it. Passion for Peace is a book of testament, vision, and hope.

Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC524159
Dimensions: 7½" x 5.25"
Length: 174 pages
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN: 978-0-8245-2415-9
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Written by Thomas Merton and William H Shannon