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Merton's Correspondence with:

J. M. Lochman; J.M. Lochman; Lochman, J.M.; Jan Milic Lochman; Jan Lochman; Jan M. Lochman

Lochman, Jan Milic, 1922-2004  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964
Volume: 3 item(s); 3 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Jan Milic Lochman was born in Nove Mesto nad Metuji, Czechoslovakia. A theologian and professor of the Reformed tradition, he was ordained a minister of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. He began a professorship in theology in Prague in 1950. In 1964, he was visiting the United States. He was due to go to Richmond, Virginia, but after a flight delay and change of plans, John Heidbrink arranged for him to come to Louisville and Gethsemani. Merton writes about Lochman in diary entries of March 6 and 19, 1964, describing a long conversation on Barth and Pope John XXIII lasting late into the night. After the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, Lochman came with his family to New York and taught at Union Theological Seminary. He was later involved with the World Council of Churches and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. He was the author of a number of theological texts. (Source: Nyomi, Setri; and Milan Opocensky. "Jan Milic Lochman, 1922-2004". website of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. 1 January 2004. Accessed 12 September 2005. ‹›.)

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See also Merton's journal entries of March 6 and 19, 1964, in Dancing in the Water of Life.

Series List

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1964/06/26 HPCS to Merton after my return home I would like to tell you, what a deep experience for me was the day, in your [verso: black and white photograph of Prague] «detailed view»
2. 1964/12/20 HPCS to Merton this Christmas card brings to the Father Abbot, to all your brethren and especially to you [verso: black and white photograph of Prague] «detailed view»
3. 1965/01/02 TL[c] from Merton Your Christmas card just arrived, and I also have your other card waiting in the unanswered mail. «detailed view»

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