Dancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage, The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume Five 1963-1965: 1963-65 - Dancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage v. 5

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The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he....

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“A unique insight into the mind and heart of the most important spiritual writer of the twentieth century.”
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The fifth volume of the acclaimed Journals of Thomas Merton documents the most turbulent period of the sixties and concludes with Merton’s momentous move to his own hermitage.

The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careering development of political and social activism – Martin Luther King Jr. and the march on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam war, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Volume 5 chronicles the approach of Merton’s fiftieth birthday and marks his move to Mount Olivet, his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where he was finally able to fully embrace the joys and challenges of solitary life.

‘In the hermitage, one must pray or go to seed. The pretence of prayer will not suffice. Just sitting will not suffice... Solitude puts you with you back to the wall (or your face to it!), and this is good.’ (13 October, 1964)

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