Seeking Paradise: The Spirit of the Shakers (Paperback)

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In these essays, talks, and a stunning selection of his own photographs, Thomas Merton hauntingly evokes the spirituality of a uniquely American sect. Largely remembered today for a legacy of extraordinary craftsmanship, the Shakers espoused a way of life, as Merton shows, with surprising relevance for today. In their approach to work as a form of worship, in their practice of community, their simplicity and rejection of violence, and their profound witness to the Kingdom of God, Merton finds lessons for all Christians.

About the Author


Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O., who died in 1968, was a Trappist monk and one of the great spiritual writers of the twentieth century. Paul M. Pearson is director and archivist of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781570759314
ISBN-10: 1570759316
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: February 15th, 2011
Pages: 125
Language: English

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