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Dancing in the water of life: seeking peace in the hermitage 3 editions

Cover of: Dancing in the water of life by Thomas Merton
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The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careening 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 of go to seed. The pretense of prayer will not suffice. Just sitting will not suffice . . . Solitude puts you with your back to the wall (or your face to it!), and this is good' (13 October, 1964).

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3 editions First published in 1997

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Cover of: Dancing in the water of life
1997, HarperSanFrancisco
Dancing in the water of life
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Dancing in the water of life
1998, HarperSanFrancisco
Dancing in the water of life
in English - 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
Cover of: Dancing in the Water of Life
2007, HarperCollins
Dancing in the Water of Life
Electronic resource in English

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