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Entries for June 2016

Thursday, June 02, 2016
THOMAS MERTON’S CREATION SPIRITUALITY JOURNEY: An excerpt from A WAY TO GOD by Matthew Fox
By Publicity Admin

In 2015, groundbreaking theologian and bestselling author Matthew Foxwas invited by the Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, Kentucky, to give a lecture to honor the centennial year of the legendary Catholic monk and writer’s birth. In preparing for the talk, Fox reimmersed himself in Merton’s work and revisited the correspondence they shared while Merton was alive. As Fox read through Merton’s journals, poetry, and religious writings, he realized that his exploration was generating far more inspiring material than just one talk.

The result is A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey, a powerful book about Merton’s pioneering work in deep ecumenism and interfaith; about his essential teachings on mixing contemplation and action; and about how the vision of thirteenth-century mystic Meister Eckhart profoundly influenced both Merton and Creation Spirituality, which Fox has long espoused and written about.  
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