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The Resource Make peace before the sun goes down : the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox, Roger Lipsey

Make peace before the sun goes down : the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox, Roger Lipsey

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Make peace before the sun goes down : the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox
Title
Make peace before the sun goes down
Title remainder
the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox
Statement of responsibility
Roger Lipsey
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fascinating account of Thomas Merton's conflicted relationship with his abbot, Dom James Fox--by an esteemed modern Merton scholar. In the 1950s and '60s, Thomas Merton, a monk of the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky, published a string of books that are among the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century--including the mega-best seller The Seven-Storey Mountain. He was something of a rock star for a cloistered monk, and from his monastic cell he enjoyed a wide and lively correspondence with people from the worlds of religion, literature, and politics. During that period he also explored and wrote extensively on Buddhism, Sufism, art, and social action. The man to whom he owed obedience in the cloistered life was a much more traditional Catholic, his abbot, Dom James Fox. To say that these two men had a conflicted relationship would be an understatement, but the tension their differences in orientation brought actually led to creative results on both sides and to a kind of hard-won respect and love. Roger Lipsey's portrait of this unusual relationship is compelling and moving; it shows Merton in the years his imagination was taking him far beyond the walls of the monastery, and eventually, literally to Asia"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
271/.125022
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4155
LC item number
.L57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Make peace before the sun goes down : the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox, Roger Lipsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781611802252
Lccn
2014033078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014033078
  • 1478860
Label
Make peace before the sun goes down : the long encounter of Thomas Merton and his abbot, James Fox, Roger Lipsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-292) 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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781611802252
Lccn
2014033078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2014033078
  • 1478860

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