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Reviews of:

Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns / selected and edited by William H. Shannon

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01The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsThomas Merton once complained, in response to the fact that writing demands were constantly beingMcInerny, D.Q. Catholic Historical Review 72.4 (October 1986): 683-684. D.Q. McInerny
1986
02The Hidden Ground of Love: Letters. By Thomas Merton. Selected and edited by William H. Shannon.One mourns the decline in quality of modern letters. Yet the monastery provided locale, occasion,  Christian Century 102.31 (16 October 1985).
1985
03A life of trying to balance activism with religion"When you get down to it," Thomas Merton wrote when he was 26, "Catholic Action means not voting forSimon, Linda Christian Science Monitor 77 (22 May 1985): 21-22. Linda Simon
1985
04The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.This is the first of what will be four volumes of the letters of Thomas Merton. This volume containsCunningham, Lawrence S. Horizons 13.1 (Spring 1986): 195-196. Lawrence S. Cunningham
1986
05The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsAs a young monk, Thomas Merton was advised by Evelyn Waugh "to put books aside and write seriousMalits, Elena, CSC Journal of Religion 66.4 (October 1986): 458-459. Elena Malits
1986
06Merton, ThomasThe still point of Merton's life was his devotion to monastic contemplation and solitude, to theLichtenberg, Carol J. Library Journal 110 (15 May 1985): 60. Carol J. Lichtenberg
1985
07A poet and pacifist: The Hidden Ground of Lovewith the death of Thomas Merton in 1968, the world lost more than an eloquent and a celebrated monk.Abley, Mark Maclean's [Canada] (9 September 1985): 8. Mark Abley
1985
08A Burnt-Out CaseHere is the first of a projected four volumes that will share with us the inner thoughts of theStravinskas, Peter National Review 38.7 (25 April 1986): 54-56. Peter Stravinskas
1986
09The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letter of Thomas Merton on Religious Experiences and Social Concerns"I believe my vocation is essentially that of a pilgrim and an exile in life, that I have no proper  Review for Religious 46.5 (September-October 1987): 788-789.
1987
10Thoms MertonMerton, Cistercian monk, author of over 40 books of autobiography, poetry, and essays on literature,Kramer, Dewey Weiss Theology Today 43.1 (April 1986): 148. Dewey Weiss Kramer
1986
11Bookshelf: Epistles From Father Louis"I am large," Walt Whitman boasted, "I contain multitudes." The late Thomas Merton also was large.Fuller, Edmund Wall Street Journal 65 (4 June 1985): 24. Edmund Fuller
1985
12Thomas Merton: Dissenter and PacifistOne after another, like icons in a procession, Thomas Merton books are being published. And read.McCarthy, Colman Washington Post Book World (30 June 1985): 8. Colman McCarthy
1985
13This indefatigable monk wrote to all sorts about all subjectsWith the publication of The Courage for Truth in August, the number of volumes of Thomas Merton'sTobin, Mary Luke, SL National Catholic Reporter 30.7 (10 December 1993): 23. Mark Luke Tobin
1993
14Man Of Our CenturyThomas Merton was first of all a man, a man open to and filled with the anguish of our times. At ageGarner, Marilyn Antigonish Review [Nova Scotia] 62 & 63 (1986): 41-43. Marilyn Garner
1986
15Merton, ThomasThomas Merton was a prodigious writer. Dozens of books, scores of articles, and between three andSteele, E. Springs Best Sellers 45.4 (July 1985): 149. E. Springs Steele
1985
16Merton, ThomasIn many ways, Thomas Merton was a peculiar monk--sworn to the strict Trappist vows of silence, heChristensen, Bryce J. Booklist [Chicago] 81.17 (may 1985): 1220. Bryce J. Christensen
1985
17Harvesting the Fruits of Monastic ContemplationWhen Thomas Merton entered Gethsemani Abbey forty-five years ago, he stepped into a world whosePlank, Karl A. Books and Religion 14 (October 1986): 8-9. Karl A. Plank
1986
18Review ArticleWhile he lived, Thomas Merton's life was a mystery to many, including himself, and since his deathLabrie, Ross Canadian Catholic Review 3.8 (September 1985): 15/295-16/296. Ross Labrie
1985
19The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsThomas Merton, Trappist monk, poet, and author of books on the spiritual and contemplative life,McDonald, Donald Center Magazine 18.6 (November-December 1986): 26-27. Donald McDonald
1985
20Merton, ThomasThe first of four projected volumes of letters from (but not to) Merton, this is a treasure trove.McCormick, Chalmers Choice 23.3 (November 1985): 464. Chalmers McCormick
1985
21The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsShould Trappists write? Should they write about some things and not about others? As we know, MertonLax, Robert Cithara [St. Bonaventure University] 25.2 (May 1986): 82-83. Robert Lax
1986
22 It is the paradox of formation in the midst of deformation, of consonance out of dissonance thatMuto, Susan Annette Commonweal 113.4 (28 February 1986): 118. Susan Annette Muto
1986
23 When, Suddenly and not without theatrical flourish, the monk-savant Thomas Merton died in 1968, heKennedy, John J. Grail 6.1 (March 1990): 106-110. John J. Kennedy.
1990
24Mountains to climb: Thomas Merton as correspondentThomas Merton, a Trappist monk, was a man of letters. He wrote more than 3000 of them. Letters wereKennedy, Joseph Patrick Houston Chronicle (7 July 1985): 19. Joseph Patrick Kennedy
1985
25Letters of Thomas Merton: the enigma remainsTo date 3,500 of Thomas Merton's letters have been collected, and more are expected to turn up inDuncan, David A. Houston Post (21 July 1985): 2G. David A. Duncan
1985
26A passion for justiceThomas Merton spent 27 years as a monk in the Order of the Cistercians of the Strict Observance,Phillips, E. Harrell Jackson Sun (29 September 1985): 4B. E. Harrell Phillips
1985
27The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsThis first volume of Merton's letters, three more are planned, may prove to be one of the finalWilliams, Joan, OCD Living Prayer 21.6 (November-December 1988): 61-62. Joan Williams OCD
1988
28The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsSince Thomas Merton's accidental death in 1968, we have seen everything from picture books on peopleLaSalle, Peter Los Angeles Times (13 October 1985). Peter LaSalle
1985
29Letters on the road to PolonnaruwaThomas Merton could not write. He compulsively contemplated on thinking-writing. In 27 years ofKinzie, Charles National Catholic Reporter 22.29 (16 May 1986): 12. Charles Kinzie
1986
30The outspoken Trappist"My life is in many ways simple, but it is also a mystery which I do not attempt to reallyEllis, John Tracy New York Times Book Review (11 August 1985):7. John Tracy Ellis
1985
31Thomas Merton's letters reveal a complex manThomas Merton was a letter writer's letter writer. The first of what may become five hefty volumesFinley, Mitch Our Sunday Visitor 74.39 (26 January 1986): 7. Mitch Finley
1986
32 December 10th 1988 marked the twentieth anniversary of Thomas Merton's death by electrocution inPearson, Paul M. Priests and People 3.7 (July-August 1989): 294-295. Paul M. Pearson
1989
33 The corpus of literature in this country concerning Thomas Merton continues to grow with Collins'Pearson, Paul M. Priests and People 4.10 (November 1990): 426. Paul M. Pearson
1990
34The Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsMany of the entries in this collection of letters by one of the 20th century's original thinkers are  Publishers Weekly 227.14 (5 April 1985): no.14, p.60. Paul M. Pearson
1985
35The Burgeoning Merton IndustryA colleague of mine regularly drops off for my perusal the proceedings of a society dedicated toLabrie, Ross Resources for American Literary Study 15.1 (Spring 1985): 49-59. Ross Labrie
1985
36A Man to Match His 'Mountain'These two new Thomas Merton titles provide fascinating insights into the development of theMichaels, Paul Review [Sacramento] (1 September 1985): 8. Paul Michaels
1985
37Thomas Merton's Fruitful Service: Being Rooted in the Hidden Ground of LoveOver the years it has been asked by more than one writer: "If Thomas Merton suffered so by remainingRyan, Gregory J. Sisters Today 59.10 (June-July 1988): 593-599. Gregory J. Ryan
1988
38The Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social ConcernsThese recent releases once again confirm the amazing magnitude of Merton's literary endeavors. ThePayne, Steven, OCD Spiritual Life 31 (Fall 1985): 187. Steven Payne OCD
1985
39 Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk from the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky,Coughlin, Robert M. St. Anthony Messenger 93.7 (December 1985): 50-51. Robert M. Coughlin
1985
40Merton, ThomasMerton's letters number in the thousands and were carefully preserved. They were directed toHeiser, William Charles, SJ Theology Digest 32.4 (Winter 1985): 376. William Charles Heiser SJ
1985
41Letter of An American MonkIt is ironic that the novelist Evelyn Waugh had once advised the late Thomas Merton to quit writingMcDonnell, Thomas P. This World (Fall 1985): 135-138. Thomas P. McDonnell
1985
42Merton's Buddhist Christian Mirrors"The Hidden Ground of Love" is a truly impressive work in many ways. The range of Thomas Merton'sGalvin, John Washington Times Magazine (3 June 1985): 8. John Galvin
1985
43Merton StudiesThe corpus of literature by and about Thomas Merton continues to grow apace. Two important booksPearson, Paul M. Way [London] 31.2 (April 1991): 174-176. Paul M. Pearson
1991
44Turning in On The WorldMerton published so prolifically and with such candor that not even his personal and privateHinson, E. Glenn Sojourners 14.11 (December 1985): 44-45. E. Glenn Hinson.
1985
45 In many ways, Thomas Merton was a peculiar monk--sworn to the strict Trappist vows of silence,Christensen, Bryce J. Booklist [Chicago] 81.17 (May 1985): 1220.
1985
46Merton and Us Lester, Julius Katallagete 9.3 (Summer 1986): 7-14.
1986
47'A Smooth and Fancy Typewriter': Letters of Thomas MertonIn 1948 Thomas Merton, in a letter to his friend Bob Lax, said: I wrote to ClareKinsella, Nivard Doctrine and Life 41.5 (May/June 1991): 250-254.
 
48A man for our timeSupposing the bets could be collected, which of this century's prophets and sages would a gambler backHarriott, John F. X. Tablet [London] 242.7741 (26 Nov. 1988): 1354.
1988
CSQ This volume of 669 pages provides an overview of one aspect of Thomas Merton's complexKramer, Victor A. Cistercian Studies 21.4 (1986): 365-373.
1986
JOURNALThe Art of Serious Letters - Five Volumes of Merton's CorrespondenceThomas Merton was once advised by Evelyn Waugh, who edited The SevenPearson, Paul M. Merton Journal [UK] 2.1 (Easter 1995): 46-50.
http://www.thomasmertonsociety.org/Journal/02/2-1Pearson.pdf
1995
SEASONALA Testimony of Confidence and FriendshipOn finishing the first volume of Thomas Merton's collected letters (three more are projected), oneMalits, Elena, CSC Merton Seasonal 10:3 (Summer 1985): 14-15 [online]. [Accessed March 7th, 2017]
http://merton.org/ITMS/Seasonal/10/10-3Malits.pdf
1985
SEASONALConfession and CatharsisIn the past year, activity surrounding Thomas Merton as a certifiable public personality has beenCooper, David D. Merton Seasonal 10:3 (Summer 1985): 7-11 [online]. [Accessed March 7th, 2017]
http://merton.org/ITMS/Seasonal/10/10-3Cooper.pdf
1985
SEASONALMerton: Monitoring SelfSome years ago a young man who had been a semi-professional dancer and actor entered theKelty, Matthew, OCSO Merton Seasonal 10:3 (Summer 1985): 12-13 [online]. [Accessed March 7th, 2017]
http://merton.org/ITMS/Seasonal/10/10-3Kelty.pdf
1985
SEASONALThe Mail from Tunis, ProbablyPerhaps there is just a slight misnomer in the subtitle William Shannon chose for this firstNelson, Raymond Merton Seasonal 10:3 (Summer 1985): 16-19 [online]. [Accessed March 7th, 2017]
http://merton.org/ITMS/Seasonal/10/10-3Nelson.pdf
1985