Thomas Merton: Mystic Teacher for Our Age

In this article, the author focuses on spiritual directions given by American writer Thomas Merton in his writings. Topics discussed include risk of angelism when one forget his identity as a human and try to act as angelic; concept of death that everybody has to die alone no matters how many people...

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Published in:The Merton annual
Main Author: Finley, James S. 1981-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2015]
In:The Merton annual
Year: 2015, Volume: 28, Pages: 181-195
Further subjects:B Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968
B Spirituality in literature
B Death
B Angels
B SUZUKI, Daisetsu Teitaro, 1870-1966
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:In this article, the author focuses on spiritual directions given by American writer Thomas Merton in his writings. Topics discussed include risk of angelism when one forget his identity as a human and try to act as angelic; concept of death that everybody has to die alone no matters how many people are with a person; and meeting of Merton with Japanese author D. T. Suzuki in 1964 at Columbia University.
ISSN:0894-4857
Contains:Enthalten in: The Merton annual