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An introduction to Christian mysticism

Thomas Merton

An introduction to Christian mysticism

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by Thomas Merton

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Published by Cistercian Publications in Kalamazoo, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-390) and index.

    Statementby Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patrick F. O"Connell ; preface by Lawrence S. Cunningham.
    SeriesMonastic wisdom series -- MW13, Monastic wisdom series -- no. 13.
    ContributionsO"Connell, Patrick F.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV5082.3 .M47 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationlviii, 416 p. ;
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23156352M
    ISBN 100879070137
    ISBN 109780879070137
    LC Control Number2007037374

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