Item description for A Retreat With Thomas Merton: Becoming Who We Are (Retreat With-- Series) by Anthony Padovano...
Your director for this retreat,Becoming Who We Are, is Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton. The theme of this retreat is the spiritual journey of Thomas Merton and its relationship to our own era and our own lives. Merton's appeal to people derives from his ability to fuse his theology with his life and from his capacity to address the reader as if he were writing for no one else.
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Studio: Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 1996
Publisher Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Series Retreat With
ISBN 0867162295 ISBN13 9780867162295
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More About Anthony Padovano
Anthony T. Padovano is a professor of literature and philosophy at Ramapo College in New Jersey. He is the author of twenty-nine books including three award-winning plays, translated into nine languages, and has been visiting professor at twenty-five American colleges and universities. Padovano is the author of A Retreat with Thomas Merton: Biography as Spiritual Journey. His recent books include Resistance and Renewal, a series of essays on the human family, and A Path to Freedom.
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Uncommonly intelligent spirituality Jun 10, 2000
Padovano remarks early in this book that "biography is spirituality," and uses Merton's life to guide us back to what is sacred in our own normal lives. Indeed, for Padovano and Merton, the search for spirituality is nothing less than the pursuit of being perfectly normal--or as Padovano might say, being normal, perfectly.
Insightful glimpse into Merton's thoughts Mar 30, 2000
This small book has much to offer. Padovano's insight into Merton's "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" is especially compelling, as it should be, coming from a writer who has himself chosen not to be a bystander but instead to aspire to being perfectly normal, or rather--as Padovano might say--being normal, perfectly.
Also, Padovano's writing, here and elsewhere, offers a much needed antidote to all the goofiness that parades itself as "spiritual" or "metaphysical" in contemp culture. As Padovano says of Merton's own writing, "spirituality is biography."