Make Peace before the Sun Goes DownMake Peace before the Sun Goes Down



Roger Lipsey's portrait of this unusual relationship is compelling and moving; it shows Merton in the years his imagination was taking him far beyond the walls of the monastery, and eventually, literally to Asia.

Author: Roger Lipsey

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611802252

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A fascinating account of Thomas Merton's conflicted relationship with his abbot, Dom James Fox—by an esteemed modern Merton scholar. In the 1950s and '60s, Thomas Merton, a monk of the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky, published a string of books that are among the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century--including the mega-best seller The Seven-Storey Mountain. He was something of a rock star for a cloistered monk, and from his monastic cell he enjoyed a wide and lively correspondence with people from the worlds of religion, literature, and politics. During that period he also explored and wrote extensively on Buddhism, Sufism, art, and social action. The man to whom he owed obedience in the cloistered life was a much more traditional Catholic, his abbot, Dom James Fox. To say that these two men had a conflicted relationship would be an understatement, but the tension their differences in orientation brought actually led to creative results on both sides and to a kind of hard-won respect and love. Roger Lipsey's portrait of this unusual relationship is compelling and moving; it shows Merton in the years his imagination was taking him far beyond the walls of the monastery, and eventually, literally to Asia.

Thomas Merton Evil and Why We SufferThomas Merton Evil and Why We Suffer



In Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy, edited by Stephen T. Davis, vii–xiii. ... Make Peace before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox. Boston: Shambhala, 2015. ———.

Author: David E. Orberson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532638992

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Thomas Merton is one of the most important spiritual voices of the last century. He has never been more relevant as new generations look to him for guidance in addressing some of life's biggest questions: how can we find God, how should we engage with other faiths, and how can we oppose violence and injustice? Looking carefully, one can find, tucked away in Merton's prodigious writings, his response to another timeless question: Why do we suffer? Why does an all-powerful and all loving God permit evil and suffering? By carefully examining all of Merton's work, we find that he repeatedly confronted this question throughout most of his adult life. Intriguingly, Merton's approach to this question changed dramatically a few years before he died in 1968. An examination of all aspects of his life yields evidence that Merton’s immersion in Zen during this time contributed most to that change.

Thomas Merton God s Messenger on the Road towards a New WorldThomas Merton God s Messenger on the Road towards a New World



In The Ante-Nicene Fathers, edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson, 1:315–567. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1885. ... Make Peace before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox.

Author: Paul R. Dekar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532670831

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Thomas Merton: God’s Messenger on the Road towards a New World highlights the contribution of the best-selling North American writer between the Second World War and 1968. The Cistercian monk called people to act justly, love kindness, and walk humbly. By his critique of technology, a major impediment for people to follow Jesus; by his writing on contemplative prayer; by his interfaith outreach; and through his witness against racism, war, and degradation of nature, Merton still matters. This book uses Micah 6:8 to organize Merton’s focus on justice, lovingkindness, and humility, as well as his dialogue with Rachel Carson, Ernesto Cardinal, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thich Nhat Hahn, and others.

The Changing Faces of Catholicism National Processes and Central Local and Institutional StrategiesThe Changing Faces of Catholicism National Processes and Central Local and Institutional Strategies



Heft, James L. 2012. Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue. New York: Oxford University Press. Lipsey, Roger. 2015. Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox. Boston: Shambala.

Author: Solange Lefebvre

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004380073

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This volume explores some of the strategies employed by the Catholic Church as a whole to address problems of the global era, in particular the responses and resistance efforts undertaken in a bid to counteract the secularization crisis in both Europe and the Americas, through spiritual writers, World Youth Days and Catholic education.

Authenticity Passion and AdvocacyAuthenticity Passion and Advocacy



Lipsey, Roger. Angelic Mistakes: The Art of Thomas Merton. Brattleboro, VT: Echo Point, 2018. ———. Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox. Boston: Shambhala, 2015.

Author: Thomas E. Malewitz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532682223

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Adolescence can be best summarized as a time of authenticity, passion, and advocacy. As adolescents start maturing, on a life journey that leads them away from dependence on their parents to becoming an independent adult, they often seek out honest and transparent mentors to learn from and trust for wisdom and guidance. Although Thomas Merton, the celebrated spiritual author and Cistercian monk, is better remembered for his writings on ecumenism, nonviolence, and advocacy, he also had several documented correspondences with adolescents throughout his life. By examining these artifacts, it is clear that Thomas Merton had great insight into the spiritual needs and challenges of adolescents. Throughout his life, Merton’s authentic struggles often parallel the searching nature that defines adolescent spirituality. Through scholarship and practice this book will explore how the life and writings of Thomas Merton may serve as a guide and bridge for ministers of adolescents, and will offer some practical suggestions for minsters, educators, and parents on topics affecting contemporary adolescents, through the lens of Thomas Merton’s life and writings.

Cistercian Fathers and ForefathersCistercian Fathers and Forefathers



... 1959]; see Roger Lipsey, Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox [Boston: Shambhala, 2015] 116-17), but evidently nothing was composed by Merton until the English translation ...

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 9781565486720

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This volume of previously uncollected studies makes a notable contribution to Merton's extensive and influential legacy. This volume includes pieces on eleventh- and twelfth-century mo­nastics by Thomas Merton, perhaps the most significant American Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century. The essays are difficult to locate elsewhere, the conference transcriptions are available only here.

The Cistercian Fathers and Their Monastic TheologyThe Cistercian Fathers and Their Monastic Theology



Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 8 Thomas Merton Patrick F. O'Connell ... been his doctoral dissertation (see Roger Lipsey, Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox [Boston: ...

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780879074814

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These conferences, presented by Thomas Merton to the novices at the Abbey of Gethsemani in 1963–1964, focus mainly on the life and writings of his great Cistercian predecessor, St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153). Guiding his students through Bernard’s Marian sermons, his treatise On the Love of God, his controversy with Peter Abelard, and above all his great series of sermons on the Song of Songs, Merton reveals why Bernard was the major religious and cultural figure in Europe during the first half of the twelfth century and why he has remained one of the most influential spiritual theologians of Western Christianity from his own day until the present. As James Finley writes in his preface to this volume, “Merton is teaching us in these notes how to be grateful and amazed that the ancient wisdom that shimmers and shines in the eloquent and beautiful things that mystics say is now flowing in our sincere desire to learn from God how to find our way to God.”

Opening New HorizonsOpening New Horizons



Make Peace before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox. Boston: Shambhala, 2015. ———. “Merton, Suzuki, Zen, Ink: Thomas Merton's Calligraphic Drawings in Context.” In Merton & Buddhism: Wisdom, ...

Author: Joseph Quinn Raab

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725279384

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On the surface Christianity and Zen Buddhism can appear to be worlds apart, even antithetical. Christianity affirms the reality of the Tri-personal God and the eternal salvation of mortal human beings; Zen denies both the existence of God and the soul. Yet Thomas Merton, the Catholic spiritual master, and D. T. Suzuki, the famous teacher of Zen, engaged in an extensive dialogue and found ways of mutually affirming shared meanings of God and person that each regarded to be true. This book explores that dialogue within the larger context of Merton's attraction to Buddhism and considers the implications of their achievement for contemporary theologies of religious pluralism.

Eugene KennedyEugene Kennedy



In the Spirit, In the Flesh: On Achieving the Spiritual Growth and Maturity Which Is Essential to a Christian Life. ... Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter of Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox.

Author: William Van Ornum

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498240482

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For two decades, Eugene Kennedy was one of the church's fiercest critics in the sexual abuse crisis, with frequent articles in National Catholic Reporter. This book--written as an appreciation by one of Kennedy's former students at Loyola University of Chicago--recalls and assesses his huge literary output throughout fifty years of active research and writing. Kennedy's entire career can be seen as an extension of Vatican II. Topics in the tremendous arc of his career include a career-starting book on improving seminaries, inspiring books about faith in the twentieth century, leadership in the 1972 study by United States Catholic bishops, books on how to do counseling at the parish level, ongoing reviews of how the church put Vatican II in motion, and his last book, which is a gentle collection of blogs as he fondly reminisced about his life. In the middle of all this, he was a successful novelist and political commentator whose editor was Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. And much, much more.

Spirituality and the WriterSpirituality and the Writer



If I have to “believe in” one over the other, well... 34. Roger Lipsey, Make Peace before the Sun Goes Down: The Long Encounter between Thomas Merton and His Abbot, James Fox (Berkeley: Shambhala, 2015), 56–57. 35.

Author: Thomas Larson

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804041041

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Today, the surprisingly elastic form of the memoir embraces subjects that include dying, illness, loss, relationships, and self-awareness. Writing to reveal the inner self—the pilgrimage into one’s spiritual and/or religious nature—is a primary calling. Contemporary memoirists are exploring this field with innovative storytelling, rigorous craft, and new styles of confessional authorship. Now, Thomas Larson brings his expertise as a critic, reader, and teacher to the boldly evolving and improvisatory world of spiritual literature. In his book-length essay Spirituality and the Writer, Larson surveys the literary insights of authors old and new who have shaped religious autobiography and spiritual memoir—from Augustine to Thomas Merton, from Peter Matthiessen to Cheryl Strayed. He holds them to an exacting standard: they must render transcendent experience in the writing itself. Only when the writer’s craft prevails can the fleeting and profound personal truths of the spirit be captured. Like its predecessor, Larson’s The Memoir and the Memoirist, Spirituality and the Writer will find a home in writing classrooms and book groups, and be a resource for students, teachers, and writers who seek guidance with exploring their spiritual lives.