Tuesdays with Merton Podcast
Bonnie Thurston - “…almost as if I had a sister”: Thomas Merton & Etta Gullick

Bonnie Thurston - “…almost as if I had a sister”: Thomas Merton & Etta Gullick

October 14, 2020

William Shannon described Merton’s correspondence with Etta Gullick as “the most charming set of all,” yet, she is little known in the U.S. After briefly introducing Gullick, we will consider her exchange with Merton on contemplative prayer.

Bonnie Thurston resigned a Chair and Professorship in New Testament to live quietly in her home state of West Virginia. She has written a dissertation, over 50 essays, and books on Merton.

Daniel P. Horan, OFM - Thomas Merton and Black Lives Matter: Spirituality and Racial Justice for Our Time

Daniel P. Horan, OFM - Thomas Merton and Black Lives Matter: Spirituality and Racial Justice for Our Time

September 23, 2020

Merton's writings share important challenges to racism with the BLM movement to contemporary women and men of good will, especially those who are white.

Daniel Horan, OFM is the Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and the author of 12 books including The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton and the forthcoming Striving Toward Authenticity: Engaging Thomas Merton on Race, Justice, and Spirituality.

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