Thomas Merton Series

The renowned series is now complate with 9 books: Merton and Sufism, Merton and Hesychasm, Merton and Judaism, Merton and the Protestant Tradition, Merton and Buddhism, Merton and the Tao, Merton and Indigenous Wisdom, Merton and Confucianism, and Merton and Hinduism.

“I will be a better Catholic, not if I can refute every shade of Protestantism, but if I can affirm the truth in it and still go further. So, too, with the Muslims, the Hindus, the Buddhists, etc. This does not mean syncretism, indifferentism, the vapid and careless friendliness that accepts everything by thinking of nothing. There is much that one cannot “affirm” and “accept,” but first one must say “yes” where one really can. If I affirm myself as a Catholic merely by denying all that is Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Hindu, Buddhist, etc., in the end I will find that there is not much left for me to affirm as a Catholic: and certainly no breath of the Spirit with which to affirm it.”
– Thomas Merton

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