8 edition of Merton & Buddhism found in the catalog.
April 1, 2007
by Fons Vitae
Written in English
|Contributions||Roger Corless (Collaborator), Bonnie Bowman Thurston (Editor), Thomas Merton (Photographer), Jonathan Montaldo (Preface)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||298|
The various essays found in this book have been a great foundation to my own travels through Christianity and Buddhism. I have often contemplated and been inspired by many passages from the book. Of special significance, at least for myself, is "Wisdom in Emptiness", a dialogue between Merton and D T Suzuki based upon a study of the Desert Fathers/5(47). Thomas Merton's first book, The Seven Storey Mountain, describes his early doubts, his conversion to a Catholic faith of extreme certainty, and his decision to take life vows as a Trappist. Although his conversionary piety sometimes falls into sticky-sweet abstractions, Merton's autobiographical reflections are mostly wise, humble, and concrete.
Thomas Merton was recognized as one of those rare Western minds that are entirely at home with the Zen experience. In this collection, he discusses diverse religious concepts-early monasticism, Russian Orthodox spirituality, the Shakers, and Zen Buddhism-with characteristic Western by: offers a substantial and thorough overview of Merton’s lifelong encounter with article in particular by John P. Keenan, a former Catholic religious and retired Buddhist scholar, raises some critical questions concerning Merton’s knowledge of Zen and its implications for current dialogue with article is titledFile Size: KB. Merton & Buddhism: (The Fons Vitae Thomas Merton series) by Paul M Pearson; James A. Wiseman; Roger Lipsey Seller Renaissance Books Published Condition Near Fine Edition First Printing of the First Edition ISBN Item Price.
Merton, Thomas Overview. Works: Contemplation in a world of action by Thomas Merton (Book) 54 Doctrinal Trappists United States Violence--Religious aspects--Christianity Zen Buddhism. Thomas Merton, original name of Father M. Louis, (born Janu , Prades, France—died Decem , Bangkok, Thailand), Roman Catholic monk, poet, and prolific writer on spiritual and social themes, one of the most important American Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.. Merton was the son of a New Zealand-born father, Owen Merton, and an American-born mother, Ruth Jenkins. Merton, one of the rare Western thinkers able to feel at home in the philosophies of the East, made the wisdom of Asia available to Westerners. "Zen enriches no one," Thomas Merton provocatively begins in his opening statement to Zen and the Birds of Appetite, .
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SyntaxTextGen not activatedDivided into three sections, this insightful volume of essays pdf numerous scholars focuses on Thomas Pdf interest in and transformation through Buddhism. In addition to analysis of how Merton's studies of Buddhism affected his work in the arts, the study also offers information about his Asian journey as well as a complete bibliography of secondary materials.
Contributors include Judith. The Dalai Lama said Merton understood Buddhism more profoundly than any other Christian he had met. I first met Thomas Merton in his early book Seeds of Contemplation.I was a philosophy student in Author: Jack Hartjes.Thomas Merton - Contemplative, Ebook, Panentheist.
"And I believe ebook 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.".