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Posthumously collected by Thomas Merton's longtime friends and literary agent, Naomi Burton Stone, and by his fellow monk, Brother Patrick Hart, these essays and meditations center thematically on need for love. Exploring Merton's concern over the problem of solitude in a troubled modern world, his conceptions of death, ethics, and war, and his belief in Christian humanism, Love and Living offers deep insights to everyone interested in the life of the spirit.
A posthumously published collection of Merton’s essays and meditations centering on the need for love in learning to live. “Love is the revelation of our deepest personal meaning, value, and identity.” Edited by Naomi Burton Stone and Brother Patrick Hart.
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was born in France and came to live in the United States at the age of 24. He received several awards recognizing his contribution to religious study and contemplation, including the Pax Medal in 1963, and remained a devoted spiritualist and a tireless advocate for social justice until his death in 1968. The Sign of Jonas was originally published in 1953.