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The New Man

ISBN13: 9780374514440
ISBN: 0374514445
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Pages: 264
Average Goodreads rating: 4.24/5 (209 ratings)

The New Man shows Thomas Merton at the height of his powers and has as its theme the question of spiritual identity. What must we do to recover possession of our true selves? By way of an answer, Merton discusses how we have become strangers to ourselves by our depence on outward identity and success, while our real need is for a concern with the image of God in ourselves. At a time of retrieval of our religious traditions, Merton's voice is both intelligent and spiritually compelling.Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual thinker of the twentiethcentury. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read after his untimely death in 1968.