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Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton

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While numerous studies have celebrated Thomas Merton's witness as an interfaith pioneer, poet, and peacemaker, there have been few systematic treatments of his Christology as such, and no sustained exploration to date of his relationship to the Russian Sophia" tradition. This book looks to Thomas Merton as a "classic" theologian of the Christian tradition from East to West ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Michael Glazier Books (first published September 28th 2009)
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Hettienne
Nov 13, 2012 Hettienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Although written from an academic and theological point of view, it still provides a rich and expansive insight into the unique philosophy of Thomas Merton. It provides a context and background that highlights the poetry of this mystic and monk. Only after reading this book did I truly grasp the catholic (as in universal) meaning of Merton's Sophian writings and did I understand to what an extent he tasted the nectar of the soul whilst remaining steadfast to his faith ...more
Anthony Parrott
Jun 04, 2014 Anthony Parrott rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've never come across a book that was more in need of an editor. Repetitive, unclear, wordy, and atrociously organized, this tome is a blight for theological writing.
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In remembrance of the Whore of Babylon!
Michele
Very insightful analysis of Merton's texts. Will have to use this once I understand the Sophia backstory.
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It was one of the richest and most thoughtfully presented discussion of the feminine principle in theology and it is an outstanding book that I will return to repeatedly.
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