Peace In The Post-christian Era

3.86 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781570755590: Peace In The Post-christian Era
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Writing at the height of the Cold War, Merton issued this passionate challenge to the idea that unthinkable violence can be squared with the Gospel of Christ. Censors of Merton's order blocked publication of this work, but forty years later if you substitute 'war on terrorism' for 'war on communism' Merton's message remains eerily topical.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

The story behind this treatise by the legendary Trappist monk from Kentucky's Abbey of Gethsemani is nearly as fascinating as the document itself. As explained in the foreword by Jim Forest, who corresponded with Merton while a member of the Catholic Worker movement, and the introduction by Patricia Burton, the book's publication was thwarted in 1962 by Trappist abbot general Dom Gabriel Sortais, who did not view such writing as the right kind of work for a monk. Merton's own abbot, Dom James Fox, however, allowed the manuscript to be mimeographed and put into limited circulation. Now, 42 years later, Merton's visionary message is being brought out for wider examination. Although it is dated by the writer's focus on the threat of nuclear annihilation in relationship to the Cold War, the book's ideas remain relevant and applicable to the current debate over the terrorist threat. Merton aficionados will especially appreciate the way he connects the quest for peace to the Christian life, and many will be encouraged by reminders of how much has changed since Merton worried about a general Catholic reluctance to speak out against war. Readers will be left with a sense that Merton's voice was heard despite the silencing of his words, a fact that should hearten those working for peace.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Merton's book is as relevant and timely today as when he wrote it...Substitute 'war on terrorism' for 'war on communism, ' and his insights continue to challenge our culture of war and ourselves to become Gospel people of peace and nonviolence."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Merton, Thomas; Burton, Patricia A.
Published by Orbis
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1570755590. Seller Inventory # Z1570755590ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Thomas Merton
Published by Orbis Books (USA), United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis Books (USA), United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Writing at the height of the Cold War, Merton issued this passionate challenge to the idea that unthinkable violence can be squared with the Gospel of Christ. Censors of Merton's order blocked publication of this work, but forty years later if you substitute 'war on terrorism' for 'war on communism' Merton's message remains eerily topical. Seller Inventory # AAC9781570755590

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Thomas Merton
Published by Orbis Books (USA), United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis Books (USA), United States, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Writing at the height of the Cold War, Merton issued this passionate challenge to the idea that unthinkable violence can be squared with the Gospel of Christ. Censors of Merton's order blocked publication of this work, but forty years later if you substitute 'war on terrorism' for 'war on communism' Merton's message remains eerily topical. Seller Inventory # AAC9781570755590

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Thomas Merton
Published by Orbis (2004)
ISBN 10: 1570755590 ISBN 13: 9781570755590
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbis, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 1570755590

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book