A Course in Christian Mysticism

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Thomas Merton
Editor(s): 
Jon M. Sweeney
  • Collegeville, MN: 
    Liturgical Press
    , August
     2017.
     224 pages.
     $19.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780814645086.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Patrick Horn forthcoming.

Description

Thomas Merton's lectures to the young monastics at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of these talks into a spiritual, historical, and theological survey of Christian mysticism—from St. John's gospel to St. John of the Cross. Sixteen centuries are covered over thirteen lectures. A general introduction sets the scene for when and how the talks were prepared and for the perennial themes one finds in them, making them relevant for spiritual seekers today. This compact volume allows anyone to learn from one of the twentieth century's greatest Catholic spiritual teachers. The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Thomas Merton (1915–1968), Catholic convert, Cistercian monk and hermit, poet, contemplative, social critic, and pioneer of interreligious dialogue, was a seminal figure of twentieth-century American Christianity.

Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar, author, critic, and publisher.

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