No Abiding Place: Thomas Merton and the Search for God

No Abiding Place: Thomas Merton and the Search for God

by Fred Herron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761831347

ISBN-13: 9780761831341

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Thomas Merton played a critical role in facilitating and embodying a revolutionary paradigm shift in Catholic life and thought. His public grappling with the issues raised by this shift in the life of the Catholic Church provided a vocabulary with which a generation of seekers has attempted to frame an on-going discussion regarding the future of the Catholic Church

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Thomas Merton played a critical role in facilitating and embodying a revolutionary paradigm shift in Catholic life and thought. His public grappling with the issues raised by this shift in the life of the Catholic Church provided a vocabulary with which a generation of seekers has attempted to frame an on-going discussion regarding the future of the Catholic Church. Consequently Merton's life and thought continue to be guideposts for spiritual pilgrims confronting issues of authority in the church, a changing moral landscape and the contemporary crisis in the Catholic Church. Part One of the book describes this profound paradigm shift and locates Merton's developing thought within that landscape. It places Merton's thought within the larger framework of the Catholic imagination as described by David Tracy, Andrew Greeley, and Thomas Groome. The landmark research of Robert Wuthnow of Princeton University concerning the nature of contemporary spiritual-seeking, provides a framework that helps to identify Merton's continuing relevance for the study of spirituality. Parts Two and Three discuss Merton's lasting importance for contemporary spirituality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761831341
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface: Paths Marked Out By Love Chapter 2 Introduction: Ad Sum Chapter 3 Part One: Merton and a New Paradigm: No Abiding Place: Thomas Merton and a New Paradigm; Thomas Merton and the Retrieval of the Catholic Imagination; Thomas Merton and a Spirituality for Millennials Chapter 4 Part Two: Merton and Young People: To Be Who Your Really Are: Thomas Merton's Appeal to Today's Students; The Present Festival: Thomas Merton and the Adolescent Search for God; Love Is my Name: On-Going Integration and Adolescent Spiritual Growth Chapter 5 Part Three: Merton and the Search for God: The Core of Self-Discovery: Fundamental Option and the Search for the True Self; Light Travels on a Two-Way Street: Thomas Merton and a Catholic Schools in the Present Crisis Chapter 6 Scripture Index Chapter 7 Index Chapter 8 About the Author

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