New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation - New Directions Paperbook

Paperback (13 Nov 2007) | English

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Synopsis

New Seeds of Contemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, The Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau. New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For Merton, "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love."

Book information

ISBN: 9780811217248
Publisher: New Directions
Imprint: New Directions Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 248.34
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 15553
Number of pages: 297
Weight: 310g
Height: 203mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 20mm