Witness to freedom: the letters of Thomas Merton in times of crisis

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1994.
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1st ed.
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"These letters deal with periods of serious crisis in Merton's life and vocation, about which many rumors and half-truths were circulated during his lifetime. They give readers, for the first time in his own words, the true details and the behind-the-scenes facts." "Things came to a head in 1959 when Merton petitioned the Vatican, asking for an indult of exclaustration, or release, not from the Trappist Order, but for "a more solitary primitive existence in a monastic life" outside the United States. Abbot James Fox made a trip to Rome and the indult was not granted. Later Merton, who despised Communism and advocated Gandhian non-violence, was forbidden to publish anything against war and nuclear aggression - as if it was inappropriate for a monk to oppose war."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968. -- Correspondence
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Trappists -- United States -- Correspondence
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