We Are Already One
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The year 2015 was celebrated worldwide as the Centenary of Thomas Merton, who has influenced literally millions of lives. Over 100 international contributors, including well-known celebritites such as Richard Rohr, Parker Palmer, Cynthia Beaugeaut, Thomas Moore, Robert Thurman, Huston Smith, Kallistos Ware, Joan Chittister, James Forest, Matthew Fox, Roger Lipsey, Judith Simmer-Brown, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr honor Merton’s centenary by reflecting on the monk and writer’s impact on their lives and careers. These highly personal, rather than academic, reflections attest to Merton’s continuing importance in the 21st century. Over a quarter of the reflections are by young people which shows that Merton still speaks to a new generation. These profound contributions are deeply thought-provoking, reminding the reader of much he or she has come to understand about life from Merton, and loved about him. This volume is a spiritual treasure, bringing so much full circle: what Merton had to say and how this came to enrich our lives in so many various ways.