No Man Is an Island

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A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of ixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as yet, inspiring and compassionate. “ A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to ... live the richest, fullest and noblest life ” ( Chicago Tribune).
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No Man Is an Island
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Published October 28th 2002 by Mariner Books (first published 1955

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What Merton has done here is talk about love well.

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I hink my Catholic friends get confused by my attraction and feel I am moving towards Catholicism ( I 'm not).

I hink what I 'm moving towards is a universal approach to God that transcends religions and belief.

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Aknowledge the elephant in the cafeteria, which is the scientific impossibility of many things you are alking about, and explai some ways for science and religio to co-exist, as they an do.

ell me that faith is fundamentally a way to live well with yourself and with other people ( like Pope Benedict dared to say in one of his books).

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he only feminine language used is when referencing the Church, although in both positiv and positive lights, the Church, in tha ook, is in direct conversation with God. Of the conversation partners, God, is always male.

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Definitely buying myself a copy; I say tha is book I will need ready access to in the future.

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Having just finished No Man Is an Island, I could definitely say that it is one of the best spiritual books I 've read.

Part of it is just life in general, but part of it is becoming caught up in the ways of our modern world.The second to last chapter, on Solitude, is als well pertinent to modern man surrounded by cameras and becoming more and more surveilled.

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Like Contemplative Prayer I am oing to eed to remembe to this again ...

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