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A time to be born--a time to die
A time to be born--a time to die Robert L Short 0060676760 9780060676766 Having embraced a life of solitude in his own hermitage, Thomas Merton finds his faith tested beyond his imagination when a visit to the hospital leads to a
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A time to be born--a time to die by Robert L Short

Having embraced a life of solitude in his own hermitage, Thomas Merton finds his faith tested beyond his imagination when a visit to the hospital leads to a clandestine affair of the heart. Jolted out of his comfortable routine, Merton is forced to reassess his need for love and his commitment to celibacy and the monastic vocation.<P>This astonishing volume traces Mertons struggle to reconcile his unexpected love with his sacred vows while continuing to grapple with the burning social issues of the day -- including racial conflicts, the war in Vietnam, and the Arab-Israeli conflict -- visiting and corresponding with high-profile friends like Thich Nhat Hanh and Joan Baez, and further developing his writing career. Revealing Merton to be very human in his chronicles of the ecstasy and torment of being in love, Learning to Love comes full circle as Merton recommits himself completely and more deeply to his vocation even as he recognizes my need for love, my loneliness, my inner division, thestruggle in which solitude is at once a problem and a solution. And perhaps not a perfect solution either (May 11, 1967).

Author: Robert L Short

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 117

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1973-01-01

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ISBN: 0060676760


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