The Resource Survival or prophecy? : the letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq ; edited by Patrick Hart ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland

Survival or prophecy? : the letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq ; edited by Patrick Hart ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland

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Survival or prophecy? : the letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq ; edited by Patrick Hart ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland
Title
Survival or prophecy?
Title remainder
the letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq ; edited by Patrick Hart ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Merton, the American Trappist monk who wrote The Seven Storey Mountain, spent his literary career in a cloistered monastery in Kentucky. His great counterpart, the French Benedictine monk Jean Leclercq, traveled relentlessly to and from monasteries world-wide, trying to bring about a long-needed reform and renewal of Catholic religious life." "Their correspondence over twenty years is a record of the common yearnings of two holy men. "What is a monk?" is the question at the center of their exchange, and in these letters they answer it with great aplomb, touching on the role of ancient texts and modern conveniences; the advantages of hermit life and community life; the fierce Catholicism of the monastic past and the new openness to the approaches of other traditions; the monastery's impulse toward survival and the monk's calling to prophecy. Full of learning, human insight, and self-deprecating wit, these letters capture the excitement of the Catholic Church in the era of the Second Vatican Council - and the perennial appeal of the life of monastic solitude."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merton, Thomas
Dewey number
271/.1022
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4705.M542
LC item number
A4 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1911-1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leclercq, Jean
  • Hart, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merton, Thomas
  • Trappists
  • Leclercq, Jean
  • Benedictines
  • Monastic and religious life
Label
Survival or prophecy? : the letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq ; edited by Patrick Hart ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland
  • Introduction
  • Brother Patrick Hart
  • Chronology: Jean Leclercq
  • Chronology: Thomas Merton
Control code
ocm48943144
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780374272067
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48943144
Label
Survival or prophecy? : the letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq ; edited by Patrick Hart ; foreword by Rembert G. Weakland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword
  • Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland
  • Introduction
  • Brother Patrick Hart
  • Chronology: Jean Leclercq
  • Chronology: Thomas Merton
Control code
ocm48943144
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780374272067
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48943144

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