Striving toward Authenticity: Merton's "True Self" and the Millennial Generation's Search for Identity

Horan, Daniel P.
November 2010
Merton Annual;2010, Vol. 23, p80
Academic Journal
The article investigates how the journey of theologian Thomas Merton may help the millennial generation find their true self and strive toward authenticity in an era of cultural and religious pluralism. It focuses on the complications brought by technology to the search of young people of their authentic self-understanding. It discusses Merton's idea of the true self that is hidden in the love and mercy of God, and his belief that authentic self-discovery starts with contemplation.


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