The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia

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William Henry Shannon, Christine M. Bochen, Patrick F. O'Connell
Orbis Books, 2002 - Reference - 556 pages
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The authoritative essays, written by top Merton scholars, are arranged alphabetically and cover the following themes:
-- Merton's writings
-- Essential themes that emerge from his books
-- Persons who were important in his life
-- The places where he lived out his life.

Merton aficionados will treasure this invaluable reference work, and those new to Merton will go to their libraries to seek out its wealth of information and insight.

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About the author (2002)

Shannon is an internationally known Merton Scholar and priest of the diocese of Rochester, New York. He is a Professor Emeritus of the Religious Studies Department at Nazareth College of Rochester.

Bochen is professor of religious studies at Nazareth College, and a founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society.

Patrick F. O'Connell is associate professor in the departments of English and theology at Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania. A founding member of and former president of the International Thomas Merton Society, he edits The Merton Seasonal and is coauthor (with William H. Shannon and Christine M. Bochen) of The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia. He has edited three previous volumes of Thomas Merton's monastic conferences for the Monastic Wisdom series: Cassian and the Fathers; Pre-Benedictine Monasticism; and An Introduction to Christian Mysticism.

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