Hidden Ground of Love (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985) 272. 26. See The Political Illusion (New York: Vintage, 1972). 27. “Blessed Are the Meek” in Faith and Violence, 20. 28. Thomas Merton, Cold War Letters, ed.
Author: Robert Inchausti
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times. With the publication of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton became a bestselling author, writing about spiritual contemplation in a modern context. Although Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he advocated a spiritual life that was not a retreat from the world, but an alternative to it, particularly to the deadening materialism and spiritual vacuity of the postwar West. Over the next twenty years, Merton wrote for a wide audience, bringing the wisdom of Christianity, Buddhism, and Sufism into dialogue with the period’s contemporary thought. In Thinking through Thomas Merton, Robert Inchausti introduces readers to Merton and evaluates his continuing relevance for our time. Inchausti shows how Merton broke the high modernist trance so that we might become the change we wish to see in the world by refiguring the lost virtues of silence, contemplation, and community in a world enamored by the will to power, virtuoso performance, radical skepticism, and materialist metaphysics. Merton’s defense of contemplative culture is considered in light of the postmodern thought of recent years and emerges as a compelling alternative. Robert Inchausti is Professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He is the author of Thomas Merton’s American Prophecy and The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People, both also published by SUNY Press.
William Apel, “Terrible Days: The Merton/Yungblunt Letters and MLK Jr.'s Death,” Merton Annual 21 (2008): 29. 3. ... 1995), 242; Thomas Merton, The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters on Religious Experience and Social Concerns, ed.
Author: Leininger Pycior, Julie
Publisher: Paulist Press
Catholic Worker leader Dorothy Day and monk/author Thomas Merton, who gave radical witness to love of God and neighbor in the tumultuous 1960s, together come center stage in this compelling account of the visionary duo spotlighted by Pope Francis in his historic address to Congress.
... to Love (June 10, 1967), 246–47; (June 25, 1967) 254; Merton, “Letter to Martin Lyngs” (April 24, 1965), in The Hidden Ground of Love, 454; Merton, “Letter to Marco Pallis” (December 10, 1964), in The Hidden Ground of Love, 468. 28.
Author: Phillip M. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In exploring the role of Catholic intellectuals in engaging science and technology in the twentieth century, this book initially provides a background context for this evolution by examining the Modernism crisis in the first chapter. In order to unpack the subsequent evolution, Thompson then concentrates in separate chapters on the distinctive contributions of four specific Catholic intellectuals, Jacques Maritain (1882D1973), Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881D1955), Bernard Lonergan (1904D1984), and Thomas Merton (1915D1968). All of these intellectuals experienced some degree of official restraint in their efforts but through their distinctive intellectual trajectories, they contributed to a different engagement of the Church with science and technology. In the final chapters, the book first reviews the changes within the institutional Church in the twentieth century toward science and technology. Finally, it then applies some key ideals of the four intellectuals to anneal and extend John Paul II's approach of 'critical openness' to suggest how the Church can now engage science and technology.
Author: Linda Miroslava SabbathPublish On: 2010-05-08
... for publication in The Hidden Ground of Love.+ The Merton Trust, understandably wishing to protect Merton's reputation, has refused Linda permission to publish the letter. A rough paraphrase will have to suffice.
Author: Linda Miroslava Sabbath
The story of an atheistic communist who became a Christian mystic.
Thomas Merton, The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters on Religious Experience and Social Concerns, ed. William H. Shannon (New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1985), p. 79. 35. This included even a Trappist monastery, the Abbey of the Genesee, ...
He continued, “You shall love your. 27. See, for example, Jim Forest, Living With Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991). 28. William H. Shannon, ed., The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters of Thomas Merton on ...
Author: Bonnie B. Thurston
Publisher: Liturgical Press
To understand the life and thought of Thomas Merton, one must understand him as a monk. After introducing his vocation and entrance into the Trappist order, this book highlights some of his basic spiritual presuppositions. Relying primarily on Merton's writing, Bonnie B. Thurston surveys his thought on fundamental aspects of monastic formation and spirituality, particularly obedience, silence, solitude, and prayer. She also addresses some of the temptations and popular misunderstandings surrounding monastic life. Accessible and conversational in style, the book suggests how monastic spirituality is relevant, not only for all Christians, but also for serious spiritual seekers.
Merton to Wilbur Ferry, 18 September 1961, in Thomas Merton, The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters on Religious Experience and Social Concerns, selected and edited by William H. Shannon (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985), 203.
Author: Michael W. Higgins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Thirty years after his death, we are finally catching up to Thomas Merton as one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century. The genius and spirituality of this unusual man could not be contained in his life as a monk but spilled over richly into his life and work as a poet, critic, rebel, sage, and even artist and photographer. Merton was aware that he had heretic blood within him, and it soon became apparent to the world. The balding French-English intellectual living as a Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky took a vow of silence, yet corresponded with and befriended such luminaries as Joan Baez, Jacques Maritain, John Howard Griffin, Martin Luther King Jr., Erich Fromm, and Boris Pasternak. His famous autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, captured the imagination of a generation, selling more than six hundred thousand copies in its first year. Merton also took a vow of obedience, yet feuded constantly with his second abbot. As a monk he promised to remain celibate, yet he found himself passionately in love with a nurse he met while in hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. And at the end of his life, Merton, a monk within the western Roman Catholic tradition, was moving closer and closer to Eastern spirituality. This brilliant new book is the first to use recently released diary entries and correspondence by Merton and includes new insights about the recently published diary of his episode of the heart. Higgins compares Merton with William Blake, the monk's intellectual and spiritual hero, and comes to startling conclusions about the emotional and intellectual passions that drove Thomas Merton, a man and thinker for all seasons.
... Desert 1985 The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters on Religious Experience and Social Concern (Letters 1) 1986 The Alaskan ... The Alaskan Conferences, Journals and Letters 1989 The Road to Joy:Lettersto New and OldFriends (Letters II), ...
Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New City Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An informative and fascinating look at Merton's life and writings by a fellow-Trappist. Father Basil takes us on a whirlwind review through the seasons of Merton's life and work. An engaging approach for new readers and a refreshing review for long-time Merton fans, this carefully planned anthology by a fellow monk and a friend abounds with helpful insights into the life and writings of the most influential spiritual mentor of our time." William H. Shannon Author of Silent Lamp: The Thomas Merton Story A splendid introduction to Thomas Merton in his own words. Selections paint a balanced and rich portrait of the monk, mystic, poet, prophet, and spiritual master. Once again, Father Pennington reveals his intimate knowledge of his subject." E. Glenn Hinson Professor Emeritus Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
... May 1968 1985 - The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters on Religious Experience and Social Concerns (Letters, 1) 1988 - A Vow of Conversation: Journals 1964–1965; Thomas Merton in Alaska: The Alaskan Conferences, Journals and Letters ...
Author: Sonia Petisco
Publisher: Universitat de València
Category: Literary Criticism
This book includes a collection of essays on the poetry of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), one of the most relevant spiritual masters of the twentieth century. These scholarly inquiries are all glimpses which accurately represent his poetics of dissolution-the dissolution of the old corrupt world in favour of an apocalyptic vision of a new world. Este libro incluye una colección de ensayos sobre la poesía de Thomas Merton (1915-1968), uno de los maestros espirituales más relevantes del siglo XX. Todas estas investigaciones académicas dejan entrever lo que representa exactamente su poética de desintegración: la descomposición del viejo mundo corrupto a favor de una visión apocalíptica de un nuevo mundo, categorizaciones abstractas de lo sobrenatural que dan paso a una experiencia íntima y más dinámica de lo sagrado en el hogar y en el mundo.