Insights from the Inter-Contemplative Dialogue: Merton's Three Meanings of "God" and Religious Pluralism

Raab, Joseph Quinn
November 2010
Merton Annual;2010, Vol. 23, p90
Academic Journal
The article shares insights on theologian Thomas Merton's understanding of his Catholic faith in light of his navigation into the world's wisdom of religious traditions other than Christians and of the meanings of God and religious pluralism. It reflects on the assertion that God is an experience of human wonder and awe, a fulfillment of conscious intentionality, and a personal communion with Christ. It looks at instances where Merton began to hint at his understanding of other contemplatives.


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