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Merton & Buddhism : wisdom, emptiness, and everyday mind

Author: Bonnie Bowman Thurston
Publisher: Louisville, KY : Fons Vitae, 2007.
Series: Fons vitae Thomas Merton series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Divided into three sections, this insightful volume of essays by numerous scholars focuses on Thomas Merton’s interest in and transformation through Buddhism. In addition to analysis of how Merton's studies of Buddhism affected his work in the arts, the study also offers information about his Asian journey as well as a complete bibliography of secondary materials. Contributors include Judith Simmer-Brown, Roger J.  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Bowman Thurston
ISBN: 9781887752848 1887752846
OCLC Number: 123165638
Description: xvii, 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Bonnie Bowman Thurston --
An overview of Buddhism / Roger J. Corless --
Unfolding of a new world: Thomas Merton & Buddhism / Bonnie B. Thurston --
Thomas Merton and Theravada Buddhism / James A. Wiseman --
The liberty that nobody can touch: Thomas Merton meets Tibetan Buddhism / Judith Simmer-Brown --
Hearing the cries of the world: Thomas Merton's Zen experience / Ruben L.F. Habito --
The limits of Thomas Merton's understanding of Buddhism / John P. Keenan --
Merton, Suzuki, Zen, ink: Thomas Merton's calligraphic drawings in context / Roger Lipsey --
Beyond the shadow and the disguise: The Zen photography of Thomas Merton / Paul M. Pearson --
The light strikes home: Notes on the Zen influence of Merton's poetry / Bonnie B. Thurston --
Footnotes to the Asian journey of Thomas Merton / Bonnie B. Thurston --
Merton and Buddhism: A bibliography / Paul M. Pearson.
Series Title: Fons vitae Thomas Merton series.
Other Titles: Merton and Buddhism
Responsibility: edited by Bonnie Bowman Thurston ; illustrated by Gray Henry.
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Divided into three sections, this insightful volume of essays by numerous scholars focuses on Thomas Merton’s interest in and transformation through Buddhism. In addition to analysis of how Merton's studies of Buddhism affected his work in the arts, the study also offers information about his Asian journey as well as a complete bibliography of secondary materials. Contributors include Judith Simmer-Brown, Roger J. Corless, Rubin L.F. Habito, John P. Keenan, Roger Lipsey, Paul M. Pearson, and James Wiseman, OSB. -- Provided by publisher.

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