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  • Introduction
    Thomas Merton

The Prison Meditations of Father Alfred Delp

Published by Macmillan .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Classic reflections on gospel wisdom from a modern martyr show the ongoing relevance of the gospel in an age of idolatrous power and capricious violence.

“Disturbing reminders...that pious formulas and clichés are not enough to combat evil.”—Xavier Rynne, The New Yorker

“What is most characteristic about these their absolute honesty and the absolute sincerity of their passion for man....Some of the most powerful spiritual writing of recent times.”—Walter Arnold, Commonwealth

“A searching commentary....These meditations of a priest ought to become the foci of those of every layman.”—Eldon Talley, Cross Currents

“Must rank as one of the great human and spiritual documents of our time.”—The Boston Pilot

Table of Contents

Extracts from Father Delp's Diary
I The People of Advent
II The Sundays of Advent
First Sunday
Second Sunday: Rise and Stand on High
Third Sunday: True Happiness
Fourth Sunday: Binding and Loosing
The Three Laws of Bondage
The Three Laws of Freedom
III The Vigil of Christmas
Concerning the Blessed Burden of God
IV The People of Christmas
What is it that Separates People from God?
Those Round the Crib
Figures Linked with the Feast
The People Who are not at the Crib
The Crux of the Matter
V Epiphany
The Law of Freedom
The Law of the Wilderness
The Law of Grace
The Tasks in Front of Us
I The Future of Man
God-Conscious Humanism
The Lessons of History
II The Education of Man
III The Fate of the Churches
Making Ready
I The Our Father
Our Father
Who Art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Forgive Us Our Tresspasses as We Forgive Them
Lead Us not into Temptation
Deliver Us from Evil
II Come Holy Ghost
And Send from Heaven
Send Thy Radiant Light
Come Thou Father of the Poor
Come Bounteous Giver
Come Light of Our Hearts
Best Comforter
Sweet Guest of Souls
Sweet Refreshment
Rest in Labor
Coolness in Heat
Solace in Woe
O Blessed Light
Fill Our Inmost Heart
Thy Faithful
Without Thy Grace
Nothing is in Man
Nothing is Harmless
Wash What is Stained
Water what is Barren
Heal what is Wounded
Bend what is Rigid
Melt what is Frozen
Bend what is Rigid - Melt what is Frozen
Correct what is Wrong
Give to Thy Faithful
Who Trust in Thee
The Last Stage
I After the Verdict
II Letter to the Brethern
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