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Bochen, Christine M.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 66 publications in 3 languages and 2,646 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Diaries  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BX4705.M542, 271.12502
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Most widely held works by Christine M Bochen
The courage for truth : the letters of Thomas Merton to writers by Thomas Merton( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1948 (when he first wrote to Evelyn Waugh, who was editing The Seven Storey Mountain for publication in England) until his death in 1968, Thomas Merton corresponded with writers around the world, developing an ever-widening circle of friends in Europe, the Soviet Union, South and North America. Merton wrote, and heard from, many prominent writers of the stature of Waugh, Jacques Maritain, Czeslaw Milosz, Boris Pasternak, James Baldwin, Walker Percy, Henry Miller, and Victoria Ocampo. He also corresponded with and encouraged newer writers in Latin America, like Ernesto Cardenal. Merton sensed in these writers a hope for the future of humanity and believed that the courage for truth was their special gift. Writing to Jose Coronel Urtecho, Merton asserted that poets "remain almost the only ones who have anything to say ... They have the courage to disbelieve what is shouted with the greatest amount of noise from every loudspeaker." Courage rooted in true freedom is evident in Merton's own life. He shared with his literary friends his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism and injustice, and all forms of human aggression. Forbidden to publish on the subject of war by his superiors, he obeyed but continued to circulate his famous "Cold War Letters." He did not hesitate to criticize his church when he saw there was more concern for the institutional structure than there was for people. Merton especially admired those who had the courage to write under oppression, like Pasternak, Milosz, and Cardenal
Learning to love : exploring solitude and freedom by Thomas Merton( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having embraced a life of solitude in his own hermitage, Thomas Merton finds his faith tested beyond his imagination when a visit to the hospital leads to a clandestine affair of the heart. Jolted out of his comfortable routine, Merton is forced to reassess his need for love and his commitment to celibacy and the monastic vocation. This astonishing volume traces Merton's struggle to reconcile his unexpected love with his sacred vows while continuing to grapple with the burning social issues of the day'including racial conflicts, the war in Vietnam, and the Arab-Israeli conflict'visiting and corresponding with high-profile friends like Thich Nhat Hanh and Joan Baez, and further developing his writing career. Revealing Merton to be 'very human' in his chronicles of the ecstasy and torment of being in love, Learning to Love comes full circle as Merton recommits himself completely and more deeply to his vocation even as he recognizes 'my need for love, my loneliness, my inner division, the struggle in which solitude is at once a problem and a 'solution'. And perhaps not a perfect solution either' (11 May, 1967)
The Thomas Merton encyclopedia by William Henry Shannon( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 350 alphabetized entries on American Trappist monk, religious writer, and poet Thomas Merton, covering all of his published works as well as the persons, places, and themes that shaped his life
Thomas Merton : essential writings by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a substantial introduction Thomas Merton includes a broad range of Merton's writings, including his letters, and highlights his threefold call: to prayer, to compassion, and to unity. It offers the essential writings of one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time."--Jacket
Thomas Merton, a life in letters : the essential collection by Thomas Merton( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects significant letters from the Trappist monk, civil rights activist, and writer, offering insight into his spirituality and his quest combine to Eastern philosophy with Western spirituality
Cold War letters by Thomas Merton( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published for the first time in book form, this collection of 111 letters from Thomas Merton to friends, activists, artists, and intellectuals was written between October 1961 and October 1962. As the world seemed to tumble toward a nuclear apocalypse, Merton sought to create a community of concern that might raise a moral counterweight to the forces of fear and destruction."--Jacket
The journey to Rome : conversion literature by nineteenth-century American Catholics by Christine M Bochen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women who knew Merton( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 30th anniversary of Thomas Merton's death, Dr. Christine Bochen facilitates an informal discussion regarding how panelists met Thomas Merton, traits of his personality, favorite anecdotes, his passions and his philosophy
The way of mercy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives by nineteenth century American Catholics: a study in conversion literature by Christine M Bochen( )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and solitude the journals of Thomas Merton by Christine M Bochen( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Bochen presents a lecture about Thomas Merton, focusing on his journals and how they help us to know him better. She also Explains how the journals tell us of his life
The courage for truth : letters to writers by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merton and stability by Christine M Bochen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartas a escritores : coraje para la verdad by Thomas Merton( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roundtable discussion the Merton journals by Christine M Bochen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six panelists discuss the Merton Journals, vol 1-7
Merton and the feminine re-reading Merton's relationship with "M" by Christine M Bochen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what might be gained by considering Thomas Merton's relationship with "M" from a feminist perspective
Diccionario de Thomas Merton by William Henry Shannon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 350 alphabetized entries on American Trappist monk, religious writer, and poet Thomas Merton, covering all of his published works as well as the persons, places, and themes that shaped his life
A life in letters : the essential collection by Thomas Merton( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven storey mountain a conversion story by Christine M Bochen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Christine M. Bochen discusses Thomas Merton's book The seven storey mountain, and some of Merton's own reactions to the book
Editing the Merton letters( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Learning to love : exploring solitude and freedomThe Thomas Merton encyclopediaThomas Merton : essential writingsThomas Merton, a life in letters : the essential collectionCold War lettersThe courage for truth : letters to writersA life in letters : the essential collection