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Beneath the Mask of Holiness: Thomas Merton and the Forbidden Love Affair That Set Him Free

Beneath the Mask of Holiness: Thomas Merton and the Forbidden Love Affair That Set Him Free (Hardback)

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Thomas Merton is perhaps the most popular American religion writer of the last hundred years. Despite appearances to the contrary, in 1966 he was a troubled, lonely monk; until he met a nurse who he fell in love with. At the same time, he struggled with the challenge of whether to choose her over complete devotion to God. When he finally chose God, he emerged renewed: stronger and surer than he would have been without being tested by such a shattering conflict. While thousands are familiar with Merton and his writing, here for the first time is a private side of the famous monk. Based on journal entries, new information and sources such as fellow monks, this compelling work offers a fresh perspective on the revered figure.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryBiographyBiography: generalBiography: philosophers, religious & spiritualPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian institutions & organizationsReligion & BeliefsOther Religions, Cults and alternatives to religionSpirituality & religious experience Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 10/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780230616530  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MARK SHAW is the author of fifteen books. He holds a Masters degree in theological studies and is a member of the International Thomas Merton Society. A former defence attorney and columnist for the Aspen Daily News, he has been a television legal analyst for ABC, CBS, and ESPN. He also operates a website dedicated to Merton's work and its relevance in today's society: http://mertonandfriends.wordpress.com. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

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