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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Merton's works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best known for his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation.


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Merton, Thomas, -- 1915-1968 -- Correspondence.
Trappists -- United States -- Correspondence.