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The Resource The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6, by Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patrick F. O'Connell ; preface by Augustine Roberts

The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6, by Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patrick F. O'Connell ; preface by Augustine Roberts

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The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6
Title
The life of the vows
Title remainder
initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6
Statement of responsibility
by Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patrick F. O'Connell ; preface by Augustine Roberts
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Language
eng
Summary
As novice master of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky, Thomas Merton presented weekly conferences to familiarize his charges with the meaning and purpose of the vows they aspired to undertake. In this setting, he offered a thorough exposition of the theological, canonical, and above all spiritual dimensions of the vows. Merton set the vows firmly in the context of the anthropological, moral, soteriological, and ecclesial dimensions of human, Christian, and monastic life. He addressed such classical themes of Christian morality as the nature of the human person and his acts; the importance of justice in relation to the Passion of Christ, to friendship and to love; and self-surrender as the key to grace, prayer and the vowed life. Merton's words on these topics clearly spring from a committed heart and often flow with the soaring intensity of style that we have come to expect in his more enthusiastic prose. The texts of these conferences represent the longest and most systematically organized of any of numerous series of conferences that Merton presented during the decade of his mastership. They may be the most directly pastoral work Merton ever wrote
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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1915-1968
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Merton, Thomas
Dewey number
255/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
BX2435
LC item number
.M466 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Connell, Patrick F
Series statement
Monastic wisdom series
Series volume
no. 30
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  • Benedictines
  • Cistercians
  • Vows
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Benedictines
  • Cistercians
  • RELIGION
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Vows
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The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6, by Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patrick F. O'Connell ; preface by Augustine Roberts
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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903320929
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1 online resource (lxxxi, 604 pages).
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online
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9781322888323
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)903320929
Label
The life of the vows : initiation into the Monastic Tradition 6, by Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patrick F. O'Connell ; preface by Augustine Roberts
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
903320929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxxxi, 604 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322888323
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903320929

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