No Abiding Place: Thomas Merton and the Search for God

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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: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : Paths marked out by love
Introduction : Ad sum
1 No abiding place : Thomas Merton and the search for a new paradigm 3
2 Thomas Merton and the retrieval of the Catholic imagination 33
3 Thomas Merton and a spirituality for millennials 53
4 To be who you really are : Thomas Merton's appeal to today's students 63
5 The present festival : Thomas Merton and the adolescent search for God 67
6 Love is my name : on-going integration and adolescent spiritual growth 75
7 The core of self-discovery : fundamental option and the search for the true self 89
8 Light travels on a two-way street : Thomas Merton and Catholic schools in the present crisis 103
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