Thomas Merton"s American prophecy

by Robert Inchausti

Publisher: State University of New York Press in Albany

Written in English
Cover of: Thomas Merton
Published: Pages: 210 Downloads: 896
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-196) and index.

StatementRobert Inchausti.
LC ClassificationsBX4705.M542 I53 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL673087M
ISBN 100791436357, 0791436365
LC Control Number97019155

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Tom’s Comments. After years of questioning the dogma and exclusivity of the Catholic faith (I was raised Catholic), I met Thomas Merton. Merton was a Trappist monk and arguably the most prolific spiritual writer of the 20 th Century. His love and appreciation for the beauty of all faiths, was a welcome revelation. Robert K. Merton, one of the towering figures on whose shoulders contemporary sociology rests, died Sunday, Febru He was Merton was born July 4, , and his extraordinary life story evokes both a very American trajectory appropriate to the holiday birthday and the universalism of science. The book comprises an edited version of a small fragment of Ruth (Jenkins) Merton’s journal about her son Thomas Merton's progress after his birth. Part of the journal was later sent to her mother-in-law, thus the subtitle: To Granny with Tom's best love,

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Yet Merton is a controversial figure. In the last year of his life, he wrote in his journal while. Thomas Merton's American Prophecy. State University of New York Press. ISBN OCLC Kountz, Peter (). Thomas Merton as Writer and Monk: A Cultural Study, Carlson Publishing. ISBN OCLC Lawlor, Patrick T.; Merton, Thomas ().

Thomas Merton: The Poet and the Contemplative Life. Thomas Merton did, as shown by a strange prophecy he made. In a letter written to his friend W. Ferry in JanuaryMerton assessed Kennedy’s character at that point in a negative, insightful way: “I have little confidence in Kennedy, I think he cannot fully measure up to the magnitude of his task, and lacks creative imagination and.

About the Author. Robert Inchausti Robert Inchausti is a Professor of English at California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He is the author of Subversive Orthodoxy, The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People, Spitwad Sutras, and Thomas Merton's American : Robert Inchausti.

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Thomas Merton: Monk on the Edge Essays edited by Ross Labrie and Angus Stuart, Thomas Merton Society of Canada,pages ppbk Before I get into what I have to say, let me first declare how this is an excellent book of ten essays by Canadian Merton scholars as diverse as a university president, to a prize-winning poet, to an Anglican priest with a.

A monk who lived in isolation for several years, and one of the most well-known Catholic writers of the twentieth century, Thomas James Merton was a prolific poet, religious writer, and essayist whose diversity of work has rendered a precise definition of his life and an estimation of the significance of his career difficult.

Merton was a Trappist, a member of a Roman Catholic. Thomas Merton ( – ) Thomas Merton (Janu Decem ) was an American Trappist monk and author, born in Prades in the Pyrenees-Orientales departement of France. Merton wrote more than 50 books, poems, and a countless number of essays, reviews, and lectures that have been recorded and published.

The distinctive prophetic quality of Thomas Merton's spirituality, shaped by figures ranging from the Hebrew prophets to Thich Nhat Hanh, emerges from this fresh examination of the works Merton read, responded to, and celebrated in his own the School of Prophets examines the final decade of Merton's life, mainly through the lens of his journals and letters, and helps Brand: Cistercian Publications.

H_ere ends the book, but not the searching._ Thomas Merton ended “The Seven Storey Mountain” with a little Latin to that effect: Sit finis Author: Paul Elie.

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One of the main ideas they promote is the need for a Spiritual Director in one’s life. First we turn to a book called Spiritual Direction & Meditation by Thomas Merton, the man Foster says shared “priceless wisdom for all Christians who long to go deeper in the spiritual life.” In it Merton explains the origin for this supposed.

Matthew Fox is the passionate prophet of Creation Spirituality. For nearly four decades, he has championed the spiritual movements and persons that affirm the sacredness of Creation and unite mysticism with prophecy.

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It has been accepted for inclusion in Thomas Merton; Carlyle Marnay, a personal mentor; and Suzanne. Thomas Merton - Contemplative, Mystic, Panentheist. "And I believe that by openness to Buddhism, to Hinduism, and to these great Asian traditions, we stand a wonderful chance of learning more about the potentiality of our own traditions, because they have gone, from the natural point of view, so much deeper into this than we have.".

Thomas Merton was not perfect, and he might not have been a saint. But he was indeed a master of the spiritual life, and his life and work had a profound effect on me and an army of others around the world. Barron offers a tribute to him on the th anniversary of Merton's birth. A Book of Hours Mar by Thomas Merton, John Giuliani, Kathleen Deignan.

Lax () was an American poet, known in particular for his association with the co-author of this collection, famed twentieth century Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton (). Lax's most famous book, Circus of the Sun (), a meditation on creation, was heralded by The New York Times as 'perhaps the greatest English language.

Enter Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton. The companion piece to a recent PBS documentary on the anniversary of Mertons death, this book features a great retrospective of Mertons life, told by folks who knew them as well as those who have studied him extensively. The tale is laid out in such a way as to mirror the perceived highlights.

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Robert King Merton was a distinguished American sociologist perhaps best known for having coined the phrase self-fulfilling prophecy, the explanation for how a belief or an expectation, correct or incorrect, affects the outcome of a situation or the way a person or a.

Thomas Merton’s ‘The Seven Storey Mountain’ a classic for the well-read man of faith Written by Douglas Ernst Posted on Febru Febru 21 Comments Not too long ago I was sitting at the kitchen table with my wife after Mass and she told me that I seemed restless.Discussion of themes and motifs in William Blake's America: A Prophecy.

eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of America: A .Thomas Merton (), Catholic convert, Cistercian monk and hermit, poet, contemplative, social critic, and pioneer of interreligious dialogue, was a seminal figure of twentieth-century American Christianity.