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Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

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01Conjectures of a guilty bystanderIt is a relief to have this book in full form to dispel the shrillness of the excerpts published inStark, Philip M., SJ America 115 (10 December 1966). Philip M. Stark
1966
02Conjectures of a guilty bystander by Thomas Merton; Doubleday; $4.95The Trappist monk who wrote "The Seven Storey Mountain" about his conversion to Catholicism now has  Bee Sacramento CA (4 June 1964). P.W.
1967
03'Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander'Cities leave me with a sense of placelessness and exile--the ceaseless motion of hot traffic, tired  Berkshire Eagle Pittsfield Mass. (8 August 1966).
1966
04The outspoken TrappistThe first of the Thomas Merton books that I read was the Seven Storey Mountain in 1948. I got in theCoffey, Warren Book Week 4 (27 November 1966). Warren Coffey
1966
05Conjectures of a guilty bystanderThe conjectures of Thomas Merton about the world of the '60s are drawn from notebooks the monk hasSchnaubelt, Ann Chimes Quarterly [St Mary's College] (Summer 1967): 278-280. Ann Schnaubelt
1967
06Merton, Thomas. Conjectures of a Guilty BystanderEt tu Thomas Merton! Everyone else rereads the self as natural mode. Why not you? Catholic thought  Choice 4 (January 1968): 1256
1968
07Merton '68Thomas Merton characterizes his new book by saying that is "consists of a series of sketches andNicholl, Donald Clergy Review 53 (October 1968): 833-834. Donald Nicholl
1968
08Thomas Merton's SpeculationsThomas Merton, the Kentucky Trappist monk who lives as a hermit in the woods of the Abbey of OurHabich, William Courier Journal Louisville KY (25 December 1966).William Habich
1966
09Raindrops and RiddlesAlmost simultaneously, two new yet dissimilar books have been ushered out of the Kentucky woods byForest, James H. Critic 25 (April-May 1967): 70-72. James Forest
1967
10Statesmen Fail to Interpret New Signals, Merton ClaimsThomas Merton was born in France of English and American parents, came to the United StatesCarroll, Tom Dayton Daily News Dayton OH (22 January 1967). Tom Carroll
1967
11Conjectures of a guilty bystander. By Thomas Merton. New York, Doubleday, 1966. pp.320. $4.95I read Seven Storey Mountain when I was 16 years old, and since then Merton has followed me whereverPlummer, Joachim, OP Dominicana 52 (March 1967): 73-74. Joachim Plummer, OP
1967
12Merton Tells Inner ThoughtsThe inner thoughts of a man, ranging from nuclear armaments to whether there is anything human in  Express San Antonio Texas (29 January 1967). S.S.
1967
13Thomas Merton's Notes Hold Variety of IdeasThere is considerable appeal in this book which provides insight into Thomas Merton's thought thatFriedebertha, Sister M., OSF Fort Wayne News Sentinel (21 January 1967).Sister M. Friedebertha, OSF
1967
14Conjectures of a guilty bystanderAs Dag Hammarskjold's Markings represents the religious thoughts of a layman, so this book by ThomasYungblut, John Friends Journal (1 March 1967). John Yungblut
1967
15Seeking Meaning in the Sixties"This book--is a personal and monastic meditation, a testimony of Christian reflection in theHawes, William L. Gazette Charleston WV (15 January 1967). William L. Hawes
1967
16Concern for Individual in Today's Angry WorldThis is Thomas Merton's thirty-first book and probably best represents his thought. As a TrappistCargas, Harry J. Globe Democrat St Louis MO (25 December 1966). Harry J. Cargas
1966
17A guilty bystander's unique viewpointThe Trappist monk who made his mark some years back with "The Seven Storey Mounting" has producedWoessner, Bob Green Bay Press Gazette (26 November 1966). Bob Woessner
1966
18"Much to Praise...Much to Deplore...""In times like ours," Father Merton writes, "it is more than ever necessary for the individual toTusiani, Joseph Homiletic and Pastoral Review 67 (March 1967):531-532. Joseph Tusiani
1967
19A Lively Trappist on the TimesThis book is for lively companionship. The Trappist poet, autobiographer and essayist offers hereCattoi, Louise Journal Milwaukee WI (12 February 1967). Louise Cattoi
1967
20merton Bares ThoughtsThis is a book put together from notes kept for Father Merton over the last 10 years and is a seriesConver, Bill Journal Star Peoria IL (26 November 1966). Bill Conver
1966
21 Thomas Merton's latest book, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (Doubleday, $4.95), consists ofClaire, William F. Jubilee 14 (March 1967): 42. William F. Claire
1967
22merton, Thomas"Maybe the best way to characterize this book is to say that it consists of a series of sketches andAmrhein, John K. Library Journal 91 (15 November 1966): 5624. John K. Amrhein
1966
23Recent PublicationsThe complexity and ambiguity of contemporary life have put a tremendous strain on our perspective.Godfrey, Aaron W. Liturgical Arts 35 (May 1967): 130. Aaron W. Godfrey
1967
24The Judgement of Thomas MertonHere is a strange and moving book, difficult to classify, difficult even to describe. Superficially,Sykes, Christopher Month [London] 40 (October 1968): 211-212. Christopher Sykes
1968
25Life viewed too facilelyOnce more we have the work of Thomas Merton, this time in two books published almost simultaneouslyMurray, Michele National Catholic Reporter 3 (21 December 1966): 9. Michele Murray
1966
26Conjectures of a guilty bystanderIn the interval since that rather noisy book Elected Silence we have grown so used to being shoutedSquire, Aelred, OP New Blackfriars 49 (September 1968): 665-666. Aelred Squire, OP
1968
27Comments Not Only For LentThis is delightful reading. It includes meditations, collections, descriptions of particular momentsPasley, Gertrude Newark News (26 February 1967). Gertrude Pasley
1967
28Thoughts on religion, life stimulatingThe author of the famous The Seven Storey Mountain has written a collection of spontaneous thoughtsChips, Ian News Birmingham Alabama (4 December 1966). Ian Chips
1966
29Conjectures of a guilty bystanderFather Merton, even when he is writing casual notes, is always interesting and provocative. He  Newsday (7 January 1967). Ian Chips
1967
30For 'Lent in a Year of War'Thomas Merton was the secular name of the Trappist monk, Father M. Louis, of the Abbey of GethsemaniReeves, Elizabeth Oberlin Herald Topeka, KS (20 March 1969). Elizabeth Reeves
1969
31Fr. Thomas Merton, Poet of InnocenceIn 1956, Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk who has achieve world-wide fame as an author in the worldO'Hara, Mary Press Pittsburg, PA (27 November 1966). Mary O'Hara
1966
32Books in ReviewWhen the Seven Storey Mountain became a best seller, I read it. That many years ago I was just outEckhart, John J. Priest 23 (May 1967): 401-403. John J. Eckhart
1967
33November 4Not a spiritual journal, but notebook writings--reflections, insights, metaphors, judgments onKitching, Jessie Publishers Weekly 190 (22 August 1966): 103. Jessie Kitching
1966
34Monk for all SeasonsThe Christian church and the committed Christian are in turmoil. Any one who takes ChristianitySupik, Wilma Record [Louisville] (5 November 1966): A4. Wilma Supik
1966
35Conjectures of a guilty bystanderThomas Merton was catapulted into international literary prominence by his autobiographical SevenPeter Thomas Rohrback, OCD Sign 46 (February 1967): 58. Peter Thomas Rohrback, OCD
1967
36Conjectures of a guilty bystanderThomas Merton's stunning new book is a portent. Clearly the fruit of nearly a decade of interiorChristopher, Morley, Jr. Times Chattanooga, TN (4 December 1966). Fr. Christopher Morley Jr
1966
37Solves World's Problemsby this time we know that any book by Thomas Merton, whatever else it may contain, will have theCanisius, Peter Peter Canisius
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38Conjectures of a Guilty ReviewerThere was once a convert to catholicism who wrote a beautiful, moving book explaining why he hadEdwards, Lee Triumph 2 (March 1967): 34. Lee Edwards.
1967
39 From the notes, opinions, experiences, reflections and meditations of the last decadeLukacsy, Ann E. Catholic Library World 38 (May-June 1967): 611.
1967