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Merton's Correspondence with:

Martin Marty; Martin E. Marty, Martin Emil Marty

Marty, Martin E., 1928-  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967
Volume: 8 item(s); 32 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

As described by William H. Shannon, Marty is a "[w]ell-known author in the field of religious literature and longtime associate editor of Christian Century" (source: The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 454-455).

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Related Information and Links

See also one published letter from Merton to Marty in The Hidden Ground of Love, pp. 454-458; see also the web site of The Martin Marty Center at University of Chicago.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1965/01/08 other   This is an urbane, soft-spoken, well-documented study which refuses to serve as a primer [partial review by Merton of Marty's book, "Varieties of Unbelief", printed in Commonweal] «detailed view»
2. 1965/01/17 other   If an American knows the name of only one living monk, the chances are good that the name [Marty's review of Seeds of Destruction found in The Sunday Herald Tribune] «detailed view»
3. 1967/08/30 (#01) TAL[x] to Merton I have been meaning to write for the past three years, but spontaneous correspondence is not my [draft copy of Marty's open letter to Merton, later appearing in The National Catholic Reporter] apologizes for harsh review of Seeds of Destruction a few years prior - first saw Merton as a "white James Baldwin", taking issue with "Letters to a White Liberal" - now sees Merton's view as having been prophetic «detailed view»
4. 1967/08/30 (#02) other[x] from Merton I have been meaning to write for the past three years, but spontaneous correspondence [Marty's letter to Merton as it appeared in The National Catholic Reporter] «detailed view»
5. 1967/09/06 (#01) TAL[x] from Merton I long ago learned to live with the idea that I was half crazy. Lately, seeing the reaction of some [draft of Merton's open letter response to Marty in NCR] racial identity and how white liberals fit into the problem or solution to racial problems - new coalition on the left as opposed to a "anarchy on the one hand or a police state on the other" / "un-Christianity of American Christianity" / non-violence «detailed view»
6. 1967/09/06 (#02) TAL from Merton I long ago learned to live with the idea that I was half crazy. Lately, seeing the reaction of some [final version - published in The National Catholic Reporter 1967/09/06] racial identity and how white liberals fit into the problem or solution to racial problems - new coalition on the left as opposed to a "anarchy on the one hand or a police state on the other" / "un-Christianity of American Christianity" / non-violence «detailed view»
7. 1967/09/06 (#03) other[x] from Merton I long ago learned to live with the idea that I was half crazy. Lately, seeing the reaction of some [photocopy of clipping from The National Catholic Reporter 1967/09/06] «detailed view»
8. undated/no/no other[x]   MARTIN E. MARTY biographical information «detailed view»

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