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The Merton Annual


THE MERTON ANNUAL

The ITMS and the Thomas Merton Center support publication of The Merton Annual: Studies in Culture, Spirituality and Social Concerns. The Merton Annual publishes articles about Thomas Merton and about related matters of major concern to his life and work. Its purpose is to enhance Merton’s reputation as a writer and monk, to continue to develop his message for our times, and to provide a regular outlet for substantial Merton-related scholarship. The Merton Annual includes as regular features reviews, review-essays, a bibliographic survey, interviews, and first appearances of unpublished, or obscurely published, Merton materials, photographs and art. Essays about related literary and spiritual matters will also be considered. Manuscripts and books for review may be sent to either of the editors.

ITMS members can purchase The Merton Annual at a special rate.
Copies can also be ordered from the Thomas Merton Center - order The Merton Annual, volume 24.

Volume 24 of The Merton Annual is now available and Volume 25 is due for publication in Spring 2013. The Merton Annual is available to ITMS members as part of an enhanced membership package. Further details of this are available at the ITMS Membership web page.


Volume 24 - Table of Contents

  • Gray Matthews. “Introduction: Upon Hearing an Aeolian Harp.” 7-14.

  • Thomas Merton. The Wild Places.” 15-28.

  • W. H. Ferry. “The Technophiliacs.” 29-38.

  • "An Interview with W. H. (Ping) Ferry about Thomas Merton," conducted by Paul Wilkes, transcribed and edited by Paul M. Pearson. 39-53.

  • Albert Borgmann. “Contemplation in a Technological Era: Learning from Thomas Merton.” 54-66.

  • Phillip Thompson. “Questioning the Goal of Biological Immortality: Mertonian Reflections on Living Eternally.” 67-82.

  • Daniel P. Horan, OFM. “Digital Natives and the Digital Self: The Wisdom of Thomas Merton for Millennial Spirituality and Self-Understanding.” 83-111.

  • Kathleen Deignan, CND. “'In the Night of Our Technological Barbarism': Thomas Merton’s Light on the Matter.” 112-127.

  • Gray Matthews. “The Heart of the Fire: Technology, Commotion and Contemplation.” 128-149.

  • Paul R. Dekar. “Thomas Merton, Guide to the Right Use of Technology.” 150-175.

  • Gary Hall. “Openness, Availability, Capacity for Gift.” 176-187.

  • Gordon Oyer. “Machine Culture and the Lone Zone: Discussing Technology and Contemplation at the 1964 Peacemaker Retreat.” 188-232.

  • Daniel Bogert-O'Brien. “Thomas Merton and Ivan Illich: Two Mendicant Anti-professionals in the Age of the Simulacra of the Professions and the System.” 233-243.

  • Jeffrey T. Kiernan. “Technology, Freedom and the Human Person: Some Teen Insights into Merton and Benedict XVI.” 244-255.

  • David Joseph Belcastro. “2010 Bibliographic Review: Fire Watch When the Web Goes Down.” 256-280.

  • Donald P. St. John. Review Symposium of The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton by Monica Weis. 281-285.

  • Bonnie Thurston. Review Symposium of The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton by Monica Weis. 285-289.

  • Kathleen Deignan, CND. Review Symposium of The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton by Monica Weis. 289-305.

  • Donald Grayston. Review Symposium of The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton by Monica Weis. 305-313.

  • Monica Weis, SSJ. “Author Response to Review Symposium of The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton.” 313-323.

  • Dewey Weiss Kramer Rev. of Hidden in the Same Mystery: Thomas Merton and Loretto edited by Bonnie Thurston. 324-328.

  • John Eudes Bamberger. Rev of Monastic Observances: Initiation into the Monastic Tradition 5 edited by Patrick F. O'Connell. 329-331.

  • John Collins. Rev. of All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day edited by Robert Ellsberg. 332-336.

  • Patrick F. O’Connell. Rev. of Christian Spirituality: The Classics edited by Arthur Holder. 336-342.

     

 

Contents of Earlier Volumes

 

Submissions:

The Merton Annual publishes articles about Thomas Merton and about related matters of major concern to his life and work. Its purpose is to enhance Merton's reputation as a writer and monk, to continue to develop his message for our times, and to provide a regular outlet for substantial Merton-related scholarship. The Merton Annual includes as regular features reviews, review-essays, a bibliographic survey, interviews, and first appearances of unpublished, or obscurely published Merton materials, photographs, and art. Essays about related literary and spiritual matters will also be considered.

Guidelines for Submissions

 

Manuscripts and books for review may be sent to the editors:

David Belcastro.
818 Montrose Avenue,
Columbus. OH. 43209-2450.

Joseph Raab
1520 Brookfield Ct.,
Adrian MI 49221-

mertonannual@gmail.com

mertonannual@gmail.com

   

Editorial Board

   

William Apel (McMinnville, OR)

Deborah Kehoe (Oxford, MS)

Victor A. Kramer (Decatur, GA)

Roger Lipsey (Garrison, NY)

Patrick F. O'Connell (Erie, PA)

Malgorzata Poks (Koszecin, Poland)

Paul M. Pearson (Louisville, KY)

Joseph Raab (Adrian, MI)

Lynn Szabo (Vancouver, BC)

Bonnie B. Thurston (Wheeling, WV)

Monica Weis (Rochester, NY)

 

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