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Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton
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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Michael Glazier
(first published September 28th 2009)
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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