Argues that nonviolence is connected with contemplation and that both are connected with the Christian gospel
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William Shannon offers hope and answers to all of us who want peace in our personal lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live. He calls us to new and exciting experiences that far surpass the kind of life that is possible at the level of just the superficial. He shows us how a contemplative life, which enables us to experience our oneness with God and in God with one another, inevitably leads to a lifestyle of non-violence and unconditional love. These ideas are the seeds of a peaceful life. It is William Shannon's gift that he can help us to achieve it.From Booklist:
Though this is not a book about Thomas Merton, it is so thoroughly informed by Merton's thought that it reads like a commentary. Shannon maintains that nonviolence (understood as unconditional love) is inextricably connected with contemplation and that both are inextricably connected with the Christian gospel. That argument, in the mainstream of Roman Catholic thinking about peace since Merton, is relevant well beyond the boundaries of Roman Catholicism. Readers familiar with Merton will gain greater insight from an encounter with Shannon; readers not familiar with Merton may be moved to read him. Either way, Shannon's book fulfills the promise of its title: it is not a blueprint but a collection of reflections scattered as seeds. Steve Schroeder
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Book Description Crossroad, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0824515579
Book Description Crossroad, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110824515579
Book Description Crossroad. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0824515579 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1362630