Thomas Merton Series

The Merton Annual Volume 31 – Merton’s Final Year

Deborah Pope Kehoe, Joseph Quinn Raab


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“The articles comprising this volume of The Merton Annual offer diverse approaches to situating and observing Merton in the last year of his life. Nevertheless, within these vigorous discussions of texts, contexts and subtexts, the attentive reader can discern a unifying theme: Merton’s enduring faith, amid the continuous wreckage of history, in the hidden unity and indomitable love of God.” Click here to read the full introduction by Deborah Pope Kehoe.

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includes as regular features, reviews, review-essays, a bibliographic survey, interviews, and first appearances of unpublished or obscurely published Merton materials, photographs and art.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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  • 9781891785979
  • 2018
  • 246

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The Merton Annual Volume 31 – Merton’s Final Year
Grateful acknowledgement is expressed to the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University for permission to reproduce the calligraphy of Thomas Merton for the cover artwork.


About the Cover Illustration: It Isn't perfect, but Merton saved it. It hasn't the assured whirl of a proper Zen ensō. He saved it nonetheless: a weeping ensō for his time and ours.
Roger Lipsey, author of "Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton"