The Merton Annual Volume 17 – The Global Landscape, Place, and the Particular
“These ten scholarly essays were refereed and chosen as the most representative pieces…to examine Merton’s paradoxical love of place. They often simultaneously manifest a desire for and glimpses of the transcendence of place. Necessary detachment, Merton teaches us, allows then a development and a widening in spirit, yet a spirit always still rooted in the particular. Thomas Merton’s developing global concerns and his definite disappointment with cultures which are destructive of the particulars of any place, or person, is clearly a recurrent passion revealed in these essays.” From the Introduction by Victor A. Kramer
The Merton Annual publishes articles about Thomas Merton and about related matters of major concern to his life and work. Its purpose is to enhance Merton’s reputation as a writer and monk, to continue to develop his message for our times, and to provide a regular outlet for substantial Merton-related scholarship. The Merton Annual includes as regular features, reviews, review-essays, a bibliographic survey, interviews, and first appearances of unpublished or obscurely published Merton materials, photographs and art. Essays about related literary and spiritual matters are also considered.
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