Faith and violence christian teaching and christian practice is an excellent collection of essays by thomas merton the essays in this book reflect a turbulent era the late 1960s mertons preface is dated 1967 merton has a progressive open minded christian vision. This is an incisive and fascinating insight into the many problems facing america and the world although it comes from a man who has chosen a life of silence and contemplation this is an impassioned book showing that the cloister may be a retreat from but not necessarily an escape from the world if one is genuinely committed to the christian faith. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. For the hindu this metaphysical basis was provided by the vedantist doctrine of the atman the true transcendent self which alone is absolutely real and before which the empirical self of the individual must be effaced in the faithful practice of dharma for the christian the basis of non violence is the gospel message of salvation for all . Faith and violence christian teaching and christian practice paperback by merton thomas isbn 0268000948 isbn 13 9780268000943 brand new free shipping in the us thomas merton discusses the involvement of christians in savagery and destruction in the united states and abroad
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