No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton

Trappist monk Thomas Merton ( wrote more than 70 books on spirituality, social justice and quiet pacifism. In No Man is an Island, he provides meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise ‘Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away.’ This sequel to Seeds of Contemplation (1949) provides fresh insight into his favourite topics of silence and solitude, while also underscoring the importance of community and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life—whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd.

Originally published 1955.

264 pages Harcourt paperback edition

ISBN 978-0156659628

Thomas Merton
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